Immersion

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Immersion Programmes

There can be no better developmental opportunity than the challenge of immersing yourself in a new and unfamiliar culture. InterStudies Immersion Programmes provide an opportunity for students to live and learn like a local rather than a tourist. Of a shorter duration than our High School Programmes, the immersion programmes are ideal for experiencing a taste of living in another country and rapidly developing language skills, with extra language classes if desired. We offer both Cultural and Academic Immersion Programmes, scroll down for more details.

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Cultural Immersion Programme

Staying with a local family for a period of time provides the opportunity to not only improve your English by talking to your host family and other people you meet, but also to immerse yourself in the UK or Irish culture and way of life. You can choose your programme length between 1 and 8 weeks.

Select your area

With InterStudies Area Choice (UK) or Regional Choice (Ireland) you will be placed with a host family in the area of your choice (subject to availability).

Included in the programme

– Accommodation with selected host family
– Full board
– Two airport transfers (programme start and programme end)
– Local Support Coordinator
– Offer of local gatherings and/or excursions with other students if staying for longer
– Emergency contact 24/7

Examples of what is not included

– Pocket money
– Lunch if purchased outside the host home
– Local transport (if needed)
– Personal expenses
– Other expenses, such as participating in extra activities at cost
– Meet other international students

Programme facts

– Open to all nationalities
– Age on arrival: 14-18
– Duration: From 1 to 8 weeks*
– Dates: Available throughout the year
– Academic Requirements: None
– English level: Intermediate
*If under 16 upon arrival, maximum length of stay is 4 weeks

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Academic Immersion Programme

The Academic Immersion Programme offers placement in a state school and accommodation with a local host families.
As a guest student you will join a selection of classes at the local school as an observer and sit in alongside local students. You will be staying with a local host family. Living and studying in the UK or Ireland for a period of time provides the opportunity to not only improve your English by talking to your host family and other people you meet, but also to immerse yourself in the British culture and school life. You can choose your programme length between 2 and 8 weeks.

School

State schools, academies and colleges are government-funded schools teaching the same curriculum. While some cater for the full range of age groups of school age, others (mainly colleges) specialize in students, who are 16 years or older and attending Sixth Form to study for A-levels.
As a guest student, you will be placed in the year corresponding to your age and follow a selection of classes that are available when you arrive. You will follow the lessons as an observer. Some schools will be able to accommodate certain subject requests, but it does depend on availability.

Select your area

With InterStudies Area Choice (UK) or Regional Choice (Ireland) you will be placed with a host family in the area of your choice (subject to availability).

Included in the programme

– Placement as a guest student in a local school
– Accommodation with selected host family
– Full board (packed lunch on school days if requested)
– Two airport transfers (programme start and programme end)
– Local Support Coordinator
– Offer of local gatherings and/or excursions with other students if staying for longer
– Emergency contact 24/7

Examples of what is not included

– Pocket money
– School uniform (if required)
– Lunch (if purchased in school canteen/outside the host home)
– Local transport (if needed)
– Personal expenses
– Other expenses such as deposits, cost material of books for certain subjects etc.

Programme facts

– Open to: All nationalities
– Age on arrival: 14 – 18
– Duration: From 2 to 8 weeks*
– Dates: Start dates throughout the academic year during term time, with the exception of school holidays and exam periods. Please note that there is no tuition during school holidays and study leave periods, so students staying over a holiday period will not attend school during the holiday part of the programme.
– Academic requirements: None
– English level: Intermediate
*If under 16 upon arrival, maximum length of stay is 4 weeks.

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Your Immersive Experience

Home life

Your family in the UK or Ireland is looking forward to welcoming you. You will take part in the everyday life of your host family and have a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the English language and experience the British or Irish way of life. Your family may host other students at the same time, which will give you a great opportunity to make international friends while making the most of your insight into the local culture.
When you arrive, we will make sure that you are met at the airport and taken to your host family. You host family will ensure that you settle in well. You will be shown your room, which is likely to be shared. Your host family may also host other students, in which case you will met others in the same situation as you and have the opportunity to make international friends right from the start of your programme.

Support throughout your stay

Your dedicated Local Support Coordinator is allocated to you to help you settle in and in case you need assistance. You will have regular contact from your Local Support Coordinator, and if you stay for a while, you will be invited to student gatherings and offered optional excursions. Your Local Support Coordinator will make contact soon after your arrival and will come and visit you in your home away from home shortly.
InterStudies offers a unique three-tier support system and all students have access to the Student Ambassador as well as to the head office support team.
When it is time for you to return home, we will ensure that you are taken to the airport and ready to travel, hopefully with a suitcase full of fantastic memories of a great time in the UK.
We look forward to welcoming you!

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