We recommend no less than three weeks, with four to six weeks being ideal, as this would allow your child to gradually adapt to the new environment, overcome the language barrier and begin speaking English.
For summer vacation programmes children usually live in the boarding schools. The school and residence buildings are located on the school grounds, along with sporting facilities, theatre facilities, and any other buildings. Children aged 14 and over can live with host families, while the youngest (three to nine years old) can come with their parents, who will take them to classes every day.
Children over the age of 6 can fly to England on their own, without their parents (escorted by their airline’s member of staff). This service is offered upon the purchase of an airplane ticket. At the airport, the airline staff will hand your child over to the summer camp staff or to our driver, who will then take your child to the summer school. If you are worried whether your child has safely arrived, you can always call the UK Study Centre and we will contact the driver or summer school to check.
We provide our students with UK SIM-cards for ease of contact. In case any problems arise, please contact your consultant at the UK Study Centre and we will deal with it right away.
For a two to three week trip to England you will usually need the following:
If your child does sports seriously, you may bring your own sports equipment and clothes. Roller blades are not recommended due to the high risk of injury.
The school will usually provide bedding, but it is recommended you bring a big and a medium sized towel.
Prices range from £700 to £1200 per week and include tuition, accommodation, food, cultural activities, sport.