UK immersion programmes

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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.

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 local way of life. You can choose your programme length between 1 and 8 weeks 

Select your area

With InterStudies area choice you will be placed with a host family in the area of your choice (subject to availability).

Programme facts

– Open to all nationalities
– Duration: From 1-8 weeks (if under 16 max stay is 4 weeks)
– Dates: Available throughout the year
– Academic requirements: None
– English level: intermediate

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 longer
– Emergency contact 24/7

Cultural Summer Programme

InterStudies Cultural Summer programmes are available in desirable locations, currently around Edinburgh and Torquay.

Cultural Summer Programmes are a great opportunity for students to experience the local culture while practicing their language skills and participating in our activity programme. 

Programme facts

– Open to all nationalities
– Age on arrival: 12-18
– Academic requirements: None
– English level: Elementary 
– Programme dates: Available throughout the summer
– Duration: From 1-8 weeks (if under 16 max length of stay in the UK is 4 weeks) . 

Included in the programme

– Accommodation with selected host family
– Full board -Airport transfers (arrival between 10:00 & 18:00)
– Local Support Coordinator
– Programme Activities & Sightseeing
– Conversational English sessions
– Emergency Contact 24/7  

Academic Immersion Programme

Our Academic Immersion programmes are designed to give students an opportunity to immerse themselves into the local culture with a taste of life as a high school student in the UK. 

Students live with a host family, taking part in family life and joining in family activities. During the week students will attend a local school, mixing with local students, making friends and experiencing school life. Outside school, students are given the option of joining activities and local trips with other international students. An academic immersion programme is a great opportunity for students to get a taste of studying abroad while experiencing a foreign culture and perfecting their language skills.

Programme Highlights

– Open to: All nationalities
– Age upon arrival: 14-18
– Academic requirements: None English level: Upper Elementary +
– Application deadline: 4 weeks before arrival
– Start date: Flexible throughout the academic year
– Arrival: To airport nearest the host family  

Included in the programme

– Accommodation with selected host family
– Full board
– School placement as a guest student
– Two airport transfers (programme start and end)
– Local Support Coordinator
– Regular contact from support team
– Offer of local gatherings and/or excursions with other students if staying for a longer period
– Emergency contact 24/7

Live

and

Learn

Group immersion

Our Group Immersion programmes are the ultimate solution for a school class or any other group looking to experience life in the UK.

Programmes are available for groups of  five upwards, with or without a leader. Our experienced team will put together a programme to suit your needs and budget.  Relax and let InterStudies take care of the hard work organising your trip! 

Programme Highlights

– Open to: All nationalities
– Age: 12-18
– Academic requirements: None
– English level: Depending on programme
– Group size: Five +

Included in the programme

– Accommodation with selected host family
– Full board
– Airport transfers
– Local Support Coordinator
– School visits
– Academic immersion into local school
– Language course
– Excursions
– Activity programme to suit your group
– Emergency contact 24/7

Explore

Travel

Experience

Your Immersive Experience 

Home life

Your family in the UK 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. Your 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 meet 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 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 excurions. 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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