Fee Inclusions and Special offers

Fees and Special Offers

Included in the fee:

  • ​Flight from/to London, Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
  • Domestic travel (flight, bus or train) from arrival point and return.
  • All flight taxes and oil surcharges.
  • Staff on departure for groups of minimum of 3 students.
  • One checked bag will be booked for you. If you need additional luggage, you will be responsible for the extra fee. NB. On some domestic routes it is not possible to pre-book luggage so students may have to pay this fee at the airport. This will be made clear to you at the time of booking.
  • Airport meeting on arrival by your host family or the host organisation.
  • Transport to and from your host family home.
  • Host family vetting process – includes criminal record checks and an at home interview. NB. In Japan a criminal record check cannot be secured – please speak with the office to learn more.
  • Accommodation in a host family home.
  • Enrolment in a local school.
  • Most school books and teaching materials.
  • Information on how to apply for your visa (if required).
  • Arrival orientation in your host country.
  • Assistance from staff in your host country and from MyEducation.
  • 24 hour emergency phone in the host country and in the UK.
  • Information session for students and parents, interview with student to assess eligibility.
  • Pre-Departure orientation meeting for students and parents hosted by MyEducation.
  • Preparation material.
  • Diploma after completion of exchange.
  • MyEducation bag.

Not included in the fee:

  • Insurance is compulsory and must be purchased through MyEducation. Price of insurance varies depending on length of program and destination.
  • One checked bag will be booked for you. If you need additional luggage, you will be responsible for the extra fee. NB. On some domestic routes it is not possible to pre-book luggage so students may have to pay this fee at the airport. This will be made clear to you at the time of booking.
  • Lunch at school (if you choose not to bring lunch). NB. In France students must have a lunch at school and an additional fee per day is paid to the school, usually between €3 and €8 a day.
  • Fees for extra curricular activities and trips.
  • Possible fees for school books, materials, enrolment, lockers etc. On Preferred programs students should budget for these costs and we can give information about annual fees when you look at the school list.
  • School uniform where required.
  • Transport to and from school. Most students travel by public transport and are rarely driven to and from school. Amounts vary.
  • Visa application fee and any required trip to a Consulate.
  • Medical expenses and any required vaccinations.
  • Any required COVID related tests prior to departure or on arrival in the host country.
  • Possible additional fees when quarantine/self-isolation is required on arrival in the host country. Some countries require a stay in a quarantine hotel and there is an additional fee for this. Average cost is around £700.
  • Possible overweight baggage fees and any fees for a missed flight.
  • Field trips. These are additional trips offered by the host organisation and are completely optional.
  • Regional or State requests for USA. We recommend applying early if you wish to be placed in a certain area.

Special Offers and Discounts

Early Bird Discount

MyEducation (UK) have a second offer for students who are looking to travel on a high school exchange. Our Early Bird discount allows students who are planning ahead to secure a discount on their program fee.

Applicants will only pay the program fee of the previous year. e.g. departures in 2021 will only pay the 2020 fee. Annually our fees do increase and so the saving could be up to 7%.

To be eligible for the Early Bird discount you must:

  • Complete our online pre-application form with as much detail as possible
  • ​Complete an online information session with a member of our staff
  • ​Complete an assessment interview to determine your eligibility and return the signed Terms and Conditions by the following dates:
    • Departures in Aug/Sept: July 15th (of year before departure)
    • Departures in Jan – March: December 15th (of year before departure)
  • Pay 10% deposit by bank transfer

All applicants:

  • ​Will be interviewed by one of our representatives and must make themselves available for such an interview.
  • ​Must complete the application process and submit their forms to us by 31st December or 30th June of the calendar year which is prior to the expected departure date for the discount to be guaranteed.
  • The early applicant cannot benefit from other special offers which we run in addition to the early application discount.

Please note that the discount only applies to the main program fee for the exchange and does not apply to the required insurance fee. ​The discount cannot be applied to school and hosting fees for the Private or Public Preferred programs.

To learn more about the Early Bird discount please call the office to speak with our staff about the promotion on 02380 970 924 or email info@myeducationuk.co.uk

Hosting Discount

MyEducation(UK) are excited to offer a discount for all applicants of our overseas programs.

5% discount on any overseas program for an applicant who hosts a foreign exchange student for at least 5 months in their home

NB. Host families in the UK also receive a monthly reimbursement for hosting a student in their home, whereas for all of our high school exchange destinations families are volunteer and are not reimbursed.

As an applicant who is excited to travel and experience other countries, by hosting a student in your home you can learn more about the country you hope to visit or another country entirely. We have foreign high school students from the USA, Canada, Italy, Denmark and other destinations who are looking for a caring home to live in and experience life in the UK.

Host families are asked to provide:

  • a room for the student
  • meals
  • care and support

Our students:

  • 16-18 years old and speak English
  • come from Denmark, Italy, USA, Japan, Australia and other destinations
  • arrive in August/September and January for 5-10 months
  • will attend a local high school
  • have their own money for their personal costs

The discount can be applied to:

  • All high school exchange programs
  • The program fee and does not include a discount on any additional insurance fee
  • Discount will be applied to the program fee once a foreign student has completed a 5 month stay with your family
  • Discount cannot be combined with the High School Price Promise – only one offer per program
  • Your family must host a student either the year before, during or immediately after your child’s exchange to receive the discount

To learn more about hosting you can read the Host a Student section of our website to learn what is involved or call the office to speak with our staff about the promotion on 02380 970 924 or email info@myeducationuk.co.uk

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