• Cambridge is a beautiful, elegant city; laid back and compact - but it packs a lot into its relatively small size.
  • There's a wealth of things to see and do against a breathtaking backdrop of soaring medieval architecture, meandering alleyways, and lush riverside meadows.
  • You can wander to your heart's content round open markets, second-hand bookshops, museums, galleries, tea rooms, and of course the colleges of Cambridge University.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for sport too, with football, tennis, punting, laser-quest, bowling, swimming, volleyball, basketball, and even croquet all on offer.




Our Mid IBDP Summer Course takes place at Emmanuel College, part of Cambridge University, giving students the chance to sample the way of life enjoyed by students at this prestigious institution.






Emmanuel is one of the loveliest and grandest of Cambridge's colleges.

Its illustrious alumni line-up includes novelist Sebastian Faulks, John Harvard (yes, that one), and Monty Python's Graham Chapman.

Emmanuel's courts, gardens, lawns, and lake provide a secluded and serene environment in which you can study, socialise, and relax, right in the centre of this lively university city.

Read more about Emmanuel College.






  • Every student has their own private single study bedroom – these are the rooms used by Cambridge University students in term time. Please note that there are no en suite rooms in Emmanuel College.
  • Let us know if you have friends attending the course so we can try to ensure you stay near each other.
  • Male and female students live separately, to ensure privacy.
  • We do not charge any extra fee for your weekend accommodation if you stay for more than one consecutive course/week.


Disability provision


  • We always take health conditions and physical disabilities into consideration and we are happy to assist in any way we can.
  • We may be able to organise rooms which are on the ground floor and near to your classrooms if required.
  • Please contact our team to discuss any questions you may have, or to let us know how we can help you.




  • Breakfast is provided every day, and lunch is provided Monday-Friday in the college dining hall – think Hogwarts and you won't be far wrong!
  • There is always a good selection of food available, and plenty of it.
  • On the first night of each new course (Sunday) an evening meal is served to all students.
  • On other nights dinner is not included, giving you the chance to explore Cambridge with other students and try out some of the local cafes and restaurants.














OSC enjoys a longstanding relationship with many Cambridge University Colleges and is in a fantastic position to make use of university resources. However, OSC is an independent company separate from the university. OSC contracts with the Colleges for the use of facilities, but has no formal connection or association with The University of Cambridge or its Colleges.