UK flagEmbassy Summer Canterbury – England

 Green campus near historic cathedral city

Available: 26 June – 7 August 2016

Ages: 12 – 17

Location: University of Kent, Canterbury CampusEmbassy Summer Canterbury at University of Kent

Time to London: 1 hour 30 minutes

Our Canterbury summer school takes place at the main campus of the University of Kent, which is surrounded by lovely green lawns and woodland. There are plenty of shops, cafés and facilities on site for your convenience.

From the campus you’ll enjoy fantastic views over the cathedral city of Canterbury, with its historic buildings datingCanterbury Campus of Kent university - Darwin College entrance back over a thousand years. Take a trip into the city to enjoy lovely riverside walks and many shopping streets to explore.


Two accommodation options are available and both are located near to the classrooms.

Room options:

  • Single bedrooms with en suite private bathrooms that have been recently refurbished
  • Single standard rooms with washbasins in flats of 5 rooms sharing a bathroom.

Security: There is 24-hour security on site. Anyone with an emergency during the night should call the centre mobile Canterbury summer school - on Campusnumber which will be given to all students on arrival.


  • Classrooms: Mainly classrooms with some lecture halls.
  • Sports facilities: Tennis courts, all weather pitches, playing fields, dance studio and large sports hall.
  • Common areas: Large common room where most of the evening activities are held.
  • Dining Hall: Meals take place in the dining hall/refectory. Meals are self-service, allowing students to choose what they want to eat. A rota system is in operation for lunch and dinner with students eating at allotted times.
  • WiFi: Available at several locations in common areas across the campus

Travel time to major airports and stations: †

Airport or Station Transfer time
London Gatwick (LGW) 50 minutes
London Heathrow (LHR) 1 hour 30 minutes
St Pancras International (Eurostar) 1 hour 30 minutes
Stansted Airport (STN) 2 hours
Luton Airport (LTN) 2 hours 15 minutes
† Travel times shown are average transfer times by roadStudy bedroom at Canterbury


Daytime activities

  • Sports: Football, Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Dance workshops, Volleyball and Tennis.
  • Non-sports: Arts & Crafts, Drama and Treasure Hunts.

Evening activities

  • Blind Date, International night, Discos, Quiz, Fashion Show and Karaoke.

* Examples of typical activities offered are shown

Excursions**Canterbury Castle in the Old Town

Included in the course price:

  • One full-day and one half-day trip, normally by coach each week.
  • An additional half-day local visit to Canterbury by public transport.

Examples of typical included excursions:

  • London: The UK capital offers an unrivalled choice of shopping, world-class galleries, museums and so much more.
  • Cambridge: This historic city, with its grand universities and museums, narrow streets and shops can all be enjoyed on foot.
  • Hastings: Historic seaside town, with shops, amusements and modern art gallery.
  • Oxford: Home to England’s oldest university, you’ll enjoy exploring Oxford’s grand buildings, containing museums, shops and colleges.

Examples of typical optional excursions:

** Examples of typical excursions shown. Optional excursions require extra payment for travel and entrance

External links:

Canterbury average climate

University of Kent – Canterbury campus