Welcome to ORA, the award-winning Summer School! A recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and accredited by the British Accreditation Council and by the British Council for the teaching of English, every year ORA welcomes students from 100+ nations to our world-class summer enrichment programs. An ORA summer offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, make friends and get ahead in life. The exciting coach excursions, exceptional teachers and access to exclusive study centres including Cambridge University colleges have made it one of the most sought-after summer camps in the world. Spaces are filling up fast – browse our 2017 summer courses and secure your place today!
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Five reasons to book onto our Cambridge Summer School for 2017
Whether you’re a first-time ORA student or a returning alumnus, you now have the opportunity to study a two- or four-week programme in Oxford’s equally picturesque counterpart (and sometime rival!), Cambridge. Immerse yourself in the tranquil cobbled streets, historic buildings, and rich academic heritage of a city which has effortlessly walked the line between serene riverside idyll and vibrant intellectual centre for over 800 years.
Your home for the duration of your stay will be Clare College, who have kindly allowed us full use of their buildings and facilities for our Cambridge Summer Programmes. The college’s enviable location comprises part of ‘The Backs’ – a quintessentially Cantabrigian section of the river Cam spanned by quaint stone bridges and bordered by landscaped gardens and ancient elm trees.
Students on our Cambridge Summer School enjoy an action-packed extra-curricular programme of workshops, activities, and excursions to sites of interest around the UK. You can reach Cambridge in under two hours from such must-see locations as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Our Cambridge summer courses encompass a wide variety of engaging academic disciplines and subject options for students aged 16-18. Tomorrow’s young leaders may consider honing their understanding of the international political climate with our Global Leadership Programme, whilst those keen to excel in the sciences may choose to opt for Medical School Preparation. There is even the opportunity to prepare for your IELTS examination among the inspiring surroundings of one of the world’s leading academic centres – the perfect environment in which to live and study! You can see a full list of our Cambridge summer courses by clicking the link.
If you enjoyed your ORA experience in Oxford, then you’ll love ORA Cambridge! Students are more than welcome to extend their summer booking across both sites, or even enjoy a full six-week immersion in British academic culture by including a session at our London centre along the way. Whether you attend one, two, or all three, you are guaranteed the same high-calibre teaching, dynamic learning environment, and tight-knit family of like-minded individuals from all over the world.
The Global Leadership Programme is designed to provide the young leaders of tomorrow with a
summer course consisting of lectures, discussions and workshops that tackle the key issues
faced by global leaders today and in the future.
Click to view more details about the Global Leadership Programme.
This programme provides students with a course consisting of classes in international business
and group activities focused on leadership. It is aimed at students who plan to study
business at university or college.
Click to view more details about the Business and Enterprise Programme.
The course aims to introduce students to the wide range of options they have when studying
engineering at university, as well as the challenges facing the modern engineer.
Click to view more details about Engineering Preparation.
The Law School preparation programme combines sessions devoted to the process of
applying to law school with sessions in which students will learn about an
aspect of law and then debate it.
Click to view more details about Law School Preparation.
This course is for students who are considering applying to British medical schools,
who want to know more about the courses available and the application processes, and
would like personalised advice on writing personal statements.
Click to view more details about Medical School Preparation.
I had an amazing time at ORA. Every student was incredibly friendly and smart, and I had a wonderful time getting to know each and every person. My time at ORA flew by and by the time it was time to leave I couldn’t believe I was leaving my new friends. I highly recommend the programme as an opportunity to make friends and learn about other cultures.
The Medical School Preparation programme was amazing. The teachers were great, and it has really broadened my medical knowledge. Outside classes, our wonderful counsellors made it unforgettable with fun activities and games. This was definitely the best summer experience and would recommend it for anyone. I would surely return next year.
ORA was a life changing experience. Not only did I learn about different subjects, I also learned who I really am. It was a wonderful experience. I made many friends from different countries and got to experience what university life is really like. I hope that I will be able to come back next year. It was two weeks I will never forget.