Field trips - lots of options for the weekend
In addition to the afternoon and evening activities the language schools offer several different excursions at the weekend. Often it will be to a big city, where there is the opportunity for sightseeing and shopping, or you may have a cultural trip to places further afield.
Accommodation- college or host family
Accommodation varies from destination to destination, but common to all of the locations is that you will not be staying in the same room as other English speaking students. This is to minimise the risk of talking too much English during the language journey. There are two different types of accommodation: host family or college. Some schools offer only one or the other option, while others allow you to choose between the two.
College - staying with international students 24/7
The most popular lodgings for young people is in the college. Lodging at college is a great option because you get to be with your classmates all day, and it allows you to create friendships with students from all over the world. All meals are taken in the college dining hall, where the language school puts together a balanced diet. The vast majority of colleges are located on the same campus area as the language school, and it means you will not have to travel to and from the school.
Host family - a unique cultural experience
Accommodation with a host family has always been closely associated with language travel because it provides a unique cultural experience. If you choose this accommodation option, you give yourself the opportunity to experience the life, culture and atmosphere with a local host family. Often the host family hosts more than one student so you will not feel alone. You will not be staying with other English speaking students. At a host family you will often get served breakfast and dinner, and during mealtimes, there is ample opportunity to speak the local language. Please note that there will be travel time between the host family home and the language school.
Flights - a world of possibilities!
All prices of our language trips for young people have been calculated excluding the airfare. You are welcome to book your flights yourself, please do check with the airline as some (especially low-cost carriers) have strict age limits, and some of them require that you book the Unaccompanied Minor service (see more below). We have a travel agent we can put you in contact with if you would like help in booking your flight.
Unaccompanied Minor service
Unaccompanied Minor or UM service is a service offered by both airlines and language schools, where you pay an extra fee for a dedicated person from the airline who follows the student from the check-in desk and throughout the journey to the destination airport, where a dedicated person from the language school will take them directly from there to the school. This service must be booked both with the airline for the booking of flights AND at the language school (through us). It is often up to parents whether they want to buy this service. However, some airlines require that booking UM service if the young person is under a certain age (eg. under 14 years). It is therefore important that parents research this with the purchase of the ticket. If booking the UM service with the airline you MUST also use the UM service through us / language school.
The journey to the destination
We do not send large groups of English students on the same course, which means that we often have a lot of students who arrive on different flights to different airports and for various periods.
On arrival at the international airport you will be picked up by the language school staff/ transfer company who will bring you safely to the college or host family. Security is top notch from the moment you land at the airport and are transported directly to the place where you will stay.
On departure you will be brought back to the airport, and the staff will ensure that you get checked in and are guided to the security checkpoint.
Should you or your parents have any questions about our exciting language travel, you are always welcome to contact us by phone 02380 970 924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.