Life-enriching educational and cultural summer courses in Cambridge

Each summer we deliver our inspiring illuminate programme for girls aged 13-17 from the USA, Canada and beyond.

illuminate is a two-week residential academic & cultural programme, exploring English Literature, History, Politics and International Relations – discovering Cambridge’s hidden treasures along the way.

Participants trace the footsteps of the world’s greatest thinkers from Shakespeare to Darwin to Attenborough and make friends for life, as they share a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience.

Girls stay in modern, secure accommodation in Mary Ward House, enjoying close proximity to Cambridge’s busy historic centre and a tranquil setting, overlooking Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

“Boarding broadens our horizons by providing us with opportunities to appreciate others’ cultures and try out new activities.” Jesslyn