Prestigious and influential throughout the world, synonymous with excellence for seven centuries, Cambridge is especially known for its university colleges. The first of these, Peterhouse, was founded by Hugo de Balsham in 1284.
Cambridge also brings to mind gondoliers gliding under the Bridge of Sighs in St. John's College, along the River Cam, a winding river lined with immense meadows of daffodils, and a happy marriage between the most ancient architecture and a busy student lifestyle. Always full of life, this illustrious city offers a blossoming cultural scene, with numerous festivals taking place during the summer. Like the young students who hurry about in the trendiest of places, you too will be captivated by its atmosphere. Multicultural, youthful and studious, Cambridge really is the ideal place for international students.