BRITISH INTEGRATION PROGRAMME

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BRITISH INTEGRATION PROGRAMME

BRITISH INTEGRATION PROGRAMME
state school programme

Available to students from anywhere in the world!

The chance for 11-18 year olds to sample life as a British school student and live with a local host family from 1 to 7 weeks.
Available from September until July during term time when the UK state schools are open.
Experience the British curriculum, take part in school activities, clubs and sports.
Integration is also available in private schools but price will vary from school to school, please ask for more details.
1. Live with a British host family and travel to school every day by either bus, car or on foot.
2. Details will be shared in advance when we have placed students in families.
3. State schools we work with in the UK have anywhere from 800 to 1,800 British students.
4. This gives students a completely immersive experience.
5. Full guardianship support from a Local Co-ordinator
6. Available in many parts of the UK – Dorset, Devon, Lancashire, Wales, Oxford, Somerset and Sussex (Subject to availability in schools)
7. School lunch is included on this programme.
8. Lunch money (£4.00) is given out each weekday by the host family to students so they can buy food in the canteen

The Language Training Co. offers the perfect solution to something completely different to the traditional English language course for juniors. This programme is aimed at those students with a minimum intermediate level of English who wish to immerse themselves in the English language and culture and experience British education.  You can attend 1, 2, 3 weeks, trimester, semester or a school year.

The city - Bournemouth

Bournemouth is located in the centre of the southern coast and enjoys a mild climate. It has become in one of the most popular resorts in Britain, getting reputation as the entertainment capital of southern England. The city centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens and just a few minutes away you will find one of Britain‘s cleanest and most popular sandy beaches.

GENERAL INFORMATION

September to July

Dates:  from September to July – Term time only

  • Duration: from 1 week to 7 weeks (individuals) and 3 weeks (groups)
  • Participants No.: From individuals to groups
  • Adult Ratio: If travelling with a group 1-15
  • Price per student for individuals or groups: On request

**Additional weeks, Trimesters and school year please ask

Programme Description

This programme is for INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS of students (min. 5 students if coming in a group to come to the UK (min. 1 week). Study in a British school with British students. Your students will shadow British school children in their daily routine. Your student will be allocated a “buddy”, a British student attending the school who will share the same timetable and will attend classes of Geography, history, sports, baking, etc.

The School

The schools used for this program will vary depending on each school availability and time of the year, always making sure that it doesn’t coincide with study time or exams for British pupils. Our State School Programme gives students the opportunity to attend a local school along with British students. You will be studying the British curriculum and have the opportunity to take part in after school clubs and activities. For anyone looking to experience a full-integrated programme either to improve their English, or experience life as a British student.

Typical Facilities: The technology provision includes a large specialist area, 2 food technology rooms, a catering suite, 4 other technology workshops, 3 graphics studios and an electronic room with specialist equipment. 13 well equipped science laboratories and 8 maths rooms have either data projectors or Smart boards in every room. The school has 2 drama studios, 3 art rooms and an extensive music suite serve the creative arts. Physical Education has a large sports hall with a multi gym; grass pitches, an all-weather pitch and tennis courts.

Accommodation

Students can choose between homestay and residential accommodation. The residence and the school buildings are situated in the safe Lansdowne area within a 5-minute-walk from each other. In peak season we have approximately 250 students at the centre. Students come mainly from Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Turkey and France. This enables our students to experience a multicultural environment where English is the means of communication.

Host Family

All families are local, experienced, police and safety checked, and meet the British Council’s high standards.

The family will provide all the necessary assistance. Services included are:

  • Collection of students from school on arrival and drop off on departure;
  • Shared room for students of the same sex ( up to 3 students per room);
  • Shared bathroom;
  • Full board (breakfast, pack lunch & dinner);
  • Collection of students from school on arrival and drop off on departure;
  • Laundry, sheets and towels provided by the family.
Transfer

Students will be picked up at their arrival airport by coach and transferred to Bournemouth, where their British host families will be waiting for them.

Excursions & activities

Typical full day excursions

School organizes an intensive program of sports & cultural activities & excursions.

Typical Sports & Cultural Activities
    • Visits to museums, Russell Cotes Museum;
    • Shopping, movies, karaoke, international sports;
    • Christchurch and Highcliffe Castle;
    • Scavenger hunts, Treasure hunts.
Typical Half Day Excursions
    • Poole Quay and shopping;
    • Sandbanks;
    • Jurassic Coast;
    • Snowtrax - The Alpine Activity Centre;
    • Poole Harbour Cruise;
    • Moors Valley Country Park;
    • Salisbury and the Cathedral and Stonehenge;
    • Splashdown Aqua Park.
Typical Full Day Excursion
    • London- tours by coach including sightseeing. Excursions may also include: walking tour, Thames boat trip, Tower of London, London Dungeons and HMS Belfast, London Eye, Covent Garden, Natural History/Science Museum, visit to the British Museum;
    • Thorpe Park- Theme Park with rollercoasters and attractions;
    • Portsmouth-HMS Victory ship and shopping at Gunwharf Quays;
    • Oxford- visit to Christchurch College and The University of Oxford with guided walks and shopping;
    • Bristol and Brunel's s Great Britain ship and Bristol City Museum;
    • Longleat Safari Park- a trip around the park in Safari Style, where you can see all wild animals being set free;
    • Bath- Avon Valley, Royal Crescent, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgian Bath, Roman Baths, including the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple and the Roman Bath House (entrance not included);
    • Wookey Hole Caves- Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns. It is Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey;
    • Brighton and Arundel Castle;
    • Windsor including a tour of the Harry Potter Studio.

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Dates

September to July

Dates:  from September to July – Term time only

  • Duration: from 1 week to 7 weeks (individuals) and 3 weeks (groups)
  • Participants No.: From individuals to groups
  • Adult Ratio: If travelling with a group 1-15
  • Price per student for individuals or groups: On request

**Additional weeks, Trimesters and school year please ask

INDIVIDUAL INTEGRATION

Once a school placement is confirmed we will send the confirmation documents, including a host family profile. If you organize your own flight you will need to provide details to organize for the airport transfer. If we do it for you, we will provide you with all the required information to travel as well as your coordinators name and contact details.

What is included?

  • Two airport transfers using the designated airport
  • (Start and end of programme only)
  • Host family accommodation with all meals
  • Full 24/7 support from a local coordinator
  • Local transport (if required)

What is not included?

  • School uniform (if required)
  • Unaccompanied Minor charge for personal collection and check-in (£50 per day)
  • Cancellation Insurance (£ 60)
  • Flights

GROUP INTEGRATION

What is included?

  • 1 group leader for every 15 students.
  • 24 hours Emergency Phone and pastoral care;
  • Leaving ceremony at British School;
  • Certificate of attendance;
  • Standard Guardianship;
  • Travel card;
  • Lunch at the school (depending on school facilities) or packed lunch from the family;
  • Dinner with the family;
  • Breakfast;
  • Host Family Accommodation on a full board basis:
  • Integration and British school attendance from 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Airport transfer - Heathrow or Gatwick.

Important info for group programs

  • Minimum of 5 students with no maximum
  • Free place for a group leader for every 15 students on the programme
  • Larger groups will be split into different schools
  • Airport transfers are not included but are added at cost when we have school placement and arrival airport

IMPORTANT

  • Dates requested depending on availability;
  • Programme available during term time only;
  • Dates requested to be agreed upon confirmation from the school.

OPTIONALS

  • One or two days’ integration only combined with English lessons.
  • EFL Classes
  • Activities and excursions
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Unaccompanied Minor charge for personal collection and check-in (£50 each day)
  • Pocket money for souvenirs and shopping
  • Flights

English Lessons (Optional)

Our courses follow the European Framework of Reference Levels: from Lower Intermediate (A2) to Advanced (C1). Teaching material certificate provided at the end of the course. There will be no more than 16 students per group. These students have varying native languages and are of similar age. All of our teachers are qualified, which means with either a TEFL qualification or a teaching qualification (PGCE Primary/PGCE Secondary for Modern Languages).

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