CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (CamIntAc) is a selective summer academy based in Cambridge, UK. We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council for the quality of our teaching and management.
Our students are international students studying international curricula in their home countries who are aiming to study at leading UK universities.
CamIntAc is managed by a team of passionate educators who have extensive experience of introducing British education to international learners.
The wellbeing of our students is at the heart of our programme. All our staff meet UK requirements for working with young people.
Our lecturers and tutors are experts in their respective fields, being current Cambridge academics and Oxbridge graduates. Their interesting and engaging teaching enables our students to gain first-hand an insight into what it is like to study at one of the world’s leading universities.
“Participants confirmed that staff were easily contactable and very supportive.” Extract from British Accreditation Council Inspection Report, August 2017
CamIntAc utilises the excellent teaching and residential facilities of the University of Cambridge, including Clare College and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. This gives students a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a Cambridge student.
We contract with Clare College and faculties of the University for the use of facilities but otherwise have no connection or association with Clare College or the University of Cambridge.
Clare College is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1326, the second oldest college of the University. The College is located by the River Cam, situated behind the Senate House (administrative centre of the University) which is next to King’s College.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION AT CLARE COLLEGE
Students are accommodated at Clare College in standard en-suite twin rooms. Boys and girls are housed in different buildings with separate staircases supervised by at least one member of staff. A 10pm curfew is strictly enforced so students may not leave their bedrooms after this hour.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Clare College’s self-service style student cafeteria. Meals are the typical food a Cambridge student will be served. Breakfast is a hot English Breakfast. Lunch and dinner have a main course, dessert, fruit and squash or water.
During the Outdoor Adventure and Teambuilding weekend, students will spend one night in simple accommodation with beds and sleeping bags (provided by CamIntAc). There are also shower facilities. The outdoor adventure centre provides a hot meal for dinner and sandwiches with fruit and drink for lunch (typical British lunch).
During other overnight outings, students are accommodated at a 3 or 4-star hotel, usually Holiday Inn, in standard en-suite twin rooms. Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel, with lunch being taken at a restaurant near the events /activities of the day. Students will generally have lunch in the cafeteria of the universities they are visiting.
The wellbeing of our students is at the heart of our programme. Our personnel structure ensures we get to know our students very well, and there is always someone ready to listen and help in the unlikely event of any of our students experiencing any kind of discomfort or problem.
The core management team (Director, Programme Manager and Programme Coordinator) have overall responsibility for our students’ welfare. They are supported by the Communications Officer and the Programme Assistants.
Every ten to twelve students are assigned to one Group Leader who is often the Students’ Counsellor / Career Advisor of their school in their home country. The Group Leaders travel with the students from their home country, accompany the students for the duration of the programme and return to their home country with the students.
Accredited by the British Accreditation Council, Cambridge International Academy takes the welfare of its students and staff very seriously, meeting the stringent standards required to be awarded such accreditation.
All lecturers and staff involved in teaching and pastoral care must be appropriately qualified and provide bona fide references. They must also have undergone ‘Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service’ checks to ensure that they are suitable for employment in working with persons under 18 years old. A 10pm curfew is strictly enforced so students may not leave their bedrooms after this hour.
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