Why students choose us

llluminate Cambridge summer courses mix academic rigour, with expertise in empowering girls to reach their full potential academically and socially.

Through our two-week residential summer course, you will gain knowledge, skills and confidence, make lifelong memories, share experiences and find new friends.

Our course


Life-enriching / A UK summer course with a long-lasting legacy

illuminate is just the beginning. Our carefully curated academic program nurtures knowledge, skills and independence, preparing illuminate Cambridge alumnae to pursue their aspirations with confidence and drive.

Awe-inspiring / Exposure to formidable culture & education

illuminate is all about creating magical moments that spark intellectual curiosity. We combine exceptional classroom teaching with real-world cultural and educational experiences, exploring big ideas and bringing them to life through immersive learning experiences.

Community-building / Be inspired to make a difference to your world

illuminate encourages girls to expand their horizons: to experience and explore new perspectives; to grow as global citizens and to reflect on how they can effect change in their own communities and impact society in the future.

Game-changing / Unrivalled access to Cambridge life

Our Hidden Cambridge insights reveal a city renowned for its world-leading education, ideas and innovation – offering illuminate students an exclusive taste of the game-changing opportunities Cambridge has to offer.

Connecting / A place where everyone belongs

illuminate offers an inclusive environment, in which students respect diverse perspectives and learn from each other. This fosters a sense of belonging, in which girls can connect and form lasting friendships.

Horizon-broadening / Grow as a person

In a supportive, encouraging summer school environment, illuminate students find opportunities to try new experiences, push limits, revealing new skills and interests, and expanding their academic and social potential.

Expert-led / Learn from exceptional tutors

Our illuminate Cambridge summer course tutor team is dedicated to delivering exceptional teaching and is highly experienced in creating an inspiring, collaborative learning environment in which girls aged 15-17 can thrive.

Girls only / Experts in inspiring and supporting girls

Everything about illuminate Cambridge summer school is tailored to meet the needs of girls, from our teaching to our pastoral support and activities programme, with priority placed on ensuring a safe, happy experience for all.


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