University of Cambridge Pembroke College Summer Academic Program

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If you go to college/university in the United States and are interested in this program, check it out on the IES Abroad website—designed for students like you looking to study or intern abroad outside of the United States.

About the Program

Your six weeks of study at one of the world’s oldest universities lets you experience the unique Cambridge-style learning of small class sizes with a focus on intense classroom discussion and individual feedback and support. 

Take Classes Like a Local

Experience small, intensive classes with students from around the world.

Conduct Your Own Research

Develop your research through an optional Independent Supervision.

Get One-on-One Instruction

Dive deep into your subjects with support from professors and advisors.

Explore the City

Explore Cambridge by punting down the river Cam or visiting local parks.

Program Advisor

Student Counselor SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

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Residence Hall
Visa Required:
6 per Summer

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IES Abroad Cambridge is in one of the world’s best recognized academic cities, where great minds come together. Study in the accomplished Pembroke College with its remarkable neo-gothic library, a chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and a 19th-century dining hall that feels straight out of a Harry Potter film. From the sound of music and choir practice drifting out of Westcott House to punting under the Bridge of Sighs at St. John’s College, Cambridge emanates history and beauty. 


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the University of Cambridge.

Current University of Cambridge students serve as Programme Assistants (PAs) to make you feel at home and help you get to know other students. Join the PAs for film nights, outings to local cafes, classic Cambridge sports such as croquet and punting, and more. A weekly bulletin details upcoming events, so you can plan to make the most of your Cambridge experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Partner Institution

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University of Cambridge – Pembroke College

Cambridge is one of the most remarkable places in Europe with an unbroken and impressive link, dating back over 800 years, to first class education and scholarship. Its famous alumni, including Newton, Darwin, Wittgenstein, Wordsworth and Tennyson, have illuminated all branches of learning, endeavor and enterprise. Poets, politicians and philosophers have lived and worked here and continue to inspire those who follow them. 

The Pembroke Summer Programme provides a rare opportunity to enjoy outstanding small-group teaching in a beautiful and inspiring academic environment. The programme combines the intimacy of College life with the excitement of studying with over three hundred students from all over the world. IES Abroad staff and Programme Assistants, drawn from current Cambridge students, work closely with students to ensure they get the most out of their six weeks in Cambridge. 

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Create your own experience by enrolling in 3 courses from the following fields: Arts & Humanities; Economics, Business, Finance & Management; Science & Mathematics; Social Sciences.

You can replace one of your three courses with an Independent Supervision* which allows you to research a topic of your choice under expert guidance. 

Further information about course content and availability can be found on the University's website.

*NOTE: There is an additional non-refundable fee for the Independent Supervision. Once chosen and paid for, this option cannot be dropped.  

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no sub-score less than 7.0)
  • TOEFL iBT: 107 (with no sub-score less than 25)
  • TOEFL pBT: 627

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Summer 2023

Program dates:
Early July - Mid August
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:

Summer 2024 Academic

Program dates:
July 06 - August 19
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:


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Residence Hall

You will live in a residence hall with a single bedroom and shared bathroom. Your residence hall includes internet access, cleaning services, a shared kitchen, and laundry facilities. Rooms may vary in cost, size, location, amenities, and distance from classrooms. 10 meals are included per week.

About Cambridge

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Cambridge is a charming student city of grand architecture and impressive museums alongside contemporary cafés, restaurants, and art galleries. With the university at its heart, Cambridge twists with medieval passageways, and students cycle to gather in the parks when the sun shines. London is just a short train ride away, too.  

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In the Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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