Embassy Canterbury

Welcome to Embassy Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic city located in the county of Kent. With medieval streets, a world famous Cathedral and ancient buildings in the city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our centre is located on the modern campus of University of Kent, within walking distance from the city centre. There are excellent sports facilities available as well as large outdoor spaces on campus for additional activities.

Key Facts

Location: University of Kent
Dates: 23 Jun - 11 Aug
Ages: 11 - 17
Accommodation: Single en-suite or standard rooms
Sample excursions: Canterbury Cathedral, London and Brighton

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Students stay in single en-suite and standard rooms, with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:5 students.

- Rooms arranged in flats of 5 to 8

- Washbasin in each room

- Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair

- Rooms cleaned weekly

- Linen changed weekly

- Laundry available

- Meals are served in the on-site canteen

- Wi-Fi throughout


Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre.These may include:

- Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball

- Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops

- Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games

Half-day Trips

Our local half-day trips take students to places of interest such as Windsor, Kew Gardens and Henley Upon Thames

Full-day excursions:

London: Explore the historic City of Westminster on your walking tour and visit the National Gallery before enjoying shopping at Covent Garden or Piccadilly Circus

Cambridge: explore this iconic University city famous for its colleges and punting on the river Cam

Brightonenjoy this vibrant popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and see the Royal Pavilion


- Taught by qualified English teachers

- 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon

- Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level

- Maximum 15 students per class

- Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities

- Lecture style and standard classrooms

- The majority of classrooms are in Darwin College or in nearby academic buildings

- Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills

- Materials included

- Trinity exam preparation available

ClassroomsLecture style and standard classrooms

Sports facilitiesMulti-purpose sports hall and outdoor areas for games and activities

Meals: All meals are served in a large self-service dining hall

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout

Travel times to nearest airports:

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport : 1 hour, 15 minutes
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport : 1 hour, 30 minutes
(STN) Stansted Airport : 2 hours
(LTN) Luton Airport : 2 hours


Travel times to nearest train station:

St Pancras International (Eurostar) : 2 hours

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