Why Study Abroad at Cambridge?

Monday, 30th December 2019

The University of Cambridge ranked 4th in the world and arguably one of the best-known universities in the world needs no introduction. However, there’s more to studying abroad than just lectures – and if you’re looking for a place to relax and just the best of British culture, Cambridge has plenty to offer. 


One of the more popular activities in Cambridge, a trip down the River Cam in a punt may well be the best way to take in the beauty of the city. Each University College has beautiful gardens that can often only be seen from the river, offering a unique perspective on the city. The famous landmarks, such as the Bridge of Sighs and Magdalene Bridge, are all best seen whilst floating down the river in the sun.

Art and culture 

If art is more your thing, Cambridge boasts several excellent museums and galleries. The Fitzwilliam is home to over half a million works of art, from pottery and sculpture to watercolours and drawings by Degas, Rubens and Michelangelo. 

The Museum of Cambridge is set in a 17th-century building and tells the story of the city, whilst the University’s botanic gardens offer something for those who prefer the outdoors… And what’s more, all of them are free!


Like many university towns, Cambridge doesn’t disappoint on its nightlife. The city offers everything from traditional English pubs to hidden cocktail bars, and clubs such as Fez and Lola Lo attract large crowds of students and professionals every weekend. 

Of course, during a year of studying abroad and exploring a new city, you’re likely to pick up memories along the way. When it comes to moving back home at the end of the year, fitting your whole life in a suitcase can seem like a mountainous task. 

The easiest option is to use courier service such as FFWD. Pack your possessions into one of our pre-sized boxes and let us handle the paperwork. The shipping is paid-for upfront, and we issue you with a tracking number that enables you to keep tabs on your items.

We take care of all the hard work, ensuring the end of your time at the University of Cambridge is as easy as possible. 


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