Cambridge Network

1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 260
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-996-0400
Contact: Kate Benson 

2020-2021 CSIET Certification Status: Full
Countries Served: Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Netherland, New Zealand, Suriname, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Number of 2019-2020 Participants: 837 semester or year inbound
For-Profit Organization: Established 2009

Cambridge Network is an educational consulting firm devoted to increasing international participation in American education and strengthening the ability of institutions to educate students of different backgrounds. Cambridge Network’s mission is to foster cultural and intellectual exchanges by cultivating relationships among diverse groups of youth. International students enroll in our partner middle and high schools as degree-seeking students, with most having the intention of matriculating to a U.S. college or university.

Cambridge Network offers homestay programs which are supported by local Student Development Managers. Student Development Managers check-in weekly with students and monthly with their host families, complete progress reports for their natural parents overseas, and provide student guidance and coordination.

High school-aged international students travel to study in the United States, immerse themselves in their new communities, and live with an American host family. Students receive English language support in courses run either by the school or by Cambridge’s Academic Services program.

Prior to departure for the United States, international students participate in a comprehensive orientation centered around cultural adjustments and learning expectations while aboard. A second orientation is conducted on the school campus before the commencement of classes. The on-campus orientation is specific to the school and includes assistance with registering for classes, setting up bank accounts, purchasing textbooks, and more. 

Also, international students are enrolled in the Cambridge UP program, where students learn essential and meaningful topics every week. The two areas of focus are personal growth through social-emotional learning and developing strong study skills to support academic growth. All lessons are delivered using a student-centered approach and continuously show students the real-world applications of the skills they learn. By providing this program, Cambridge Network helps students to learn crucial topics to successfully navigate through life in the United States.