Prices and conditions
These prices are valid for enrolments relating to all terms up to and including term 3 of the academic year 20-21 (September 2020 - July 2021)
1 Term: £4500
2 Terms: £8000
Please note that if you decide after booking and confirming that you would like to extend your stay, we will first have to check with the partner school if this is possible. If it is, the extra fees due will be on a unitary basis - that means that if for example you book one term and then decide you would like to stay for two terms, the fees due will be for a full extra term, not the balance of two terms. For this reason, it is best to be sure how long you want to stay before you book.
Accommodation during holidays: £200/week
There is a weekly supplement of £25 to cater for vegans and coeliacs. No extra charge is made for vegetarians.
Taxi prices are quoted individually, depending on your arrival airport and destination.
- Uniforms if required
- Any clothing needed for sports or other outdoor activities
- Books, if the school does not provide them
- Accommodation during school holidays if you wish to stay (Christmas 2 weeks, Easter 2 weeks and 1 week half term in October, February and May - this may vary school to school) - £200 per week
- Taxis to/from your host family. We give taxi prices on an individual basis, depending on your arrival airport and your destination.
- Daily travel costs if public transport used
- Day-to-day spending money
- Extra-curricular school activities (excursions or after-school clubs where a cost is involved)
- Dietary supplement for vegans and coeliacs - £25 per week
Completing the application form tells us you are seriously interested, but does not commit you in any way. You only confirm and pay once you have had our offer letter with the named school and all the information you require. You can usually visit the school before confirming if you wish, at your expense.
Terms and Conditions
Your level of English
Your English needs to be of a sufficient level to follow this programme. You need to provide us with proof of your level (see enrolment form) and we will also interview you.
Interview with your host school
You may be required to attend an interview in person or via the internet. Any associated costs are not included in the price.
Helping with language learning at your host school
You must be prepared to help your host school with any activities related to your mother tongue, such as conversation classes, or by giving presentations in your language.
You must respect school rules and policies.
Accommodation dates included in the price
Accommodation is available, and included in the price, for up to 3 days before you first start school. Following that, accommodation is included for term-time dates, but not holidays. You can stay during holidays if you wish, on payment of an additional fee.
Year 11 and 12 students – special note
Year 12 students may find that their academic year ends several weeks early. Students based in the UK will often have a short break and then start their Year 13 programme in the last few weeks of the Year 12 calendar (end of June-mid-July).
Year 11 students may also finish early, as this is the year of GCSE exams in England.
See "Fees" below.
Changes of host
Normally, you will stay with the same hosts throughout your studies. Sometimes a temporary or permanent change is necessary; we will organise this for you to minimise inconvenience.
Getting to school each day
Getting to school on a daily basis will be on foot, by bus/train (bus/train fares are not included in the price, but should be minimal. Sometimes hosts will give you a lift to get to school.
Fees - refund policy in the case of cancellation or curtailment
Fees are payable one month before you are due to arrive and are normally non-refundable. If you are not happy with either a) your accommodation or b) your school, we will make every effort, working with you, to solve the issue. If the problem is serious and not of your making, we will endeavour to change your accommodation or school. If things are still not resolved and you decide to leave the programme we may, at our discretion (taking all factors into account), refund a portion of your fees. The amount offered will depend on a) the time left to go b) our assessment of the situation (the extent to which any problems are your or our responsibility). There is no reduction in fees if you join a school year which finishes early due to examinations or any other reason related to the school's administration.
If you leave for another reason (curtailment), such as a family problem back home, or a pandemic or other major issue, we may refund some of your fees, at our discretion, taking all the circumstances into account.
If you cancel your stay (cancellation), giving at least one month's notice, you will receive a full refund. If you give less than a month's notice but at least two weeks' notice, you will receive a 50% refund. If you give less than 2 weeks' notice, there is no refund, but some of your fees may be credited for a stay at a later date, at our absolute discretion.