Top Tips for Starting a New Summer School
Leaving home to study at a summer school can feel a little overwhelming, especially if that school is located in a different country. However there are a few things you can do to prepare and help make the experience feel much easier.
Here are some of our top tips to help you settle in to your new summer school and make the most of your experience…
- To help you feel more relaxed about starting your new summer school, it is a good idea familiarise yourself with some language basics before you arrive. There are many language resources available online, or in the form of a smart phone app, to help make learning fun and easy. You could also try watching foreign films with subtitles or listen to music in your chosen language.
- We also recommend doing as much research as you can before you travel abroad. Find out about the local area, the traditional foods you’re likely to eat and the local culture. The more you know about the place you’re going to be living, the less likely you are to experience culture shock or homesickness.
- Visit the website of the summer school you are attending to learn more about life at the school and the activities they offer. You may also be able use the website to view images of your new surroundings, see the rooms you will stay or browse photos of the staff. One of the main causes of nerves is the unknown, so the more you can find out about what’s ahead, the more relaxed you will feel.
- For many students, knowing what to pack can be tough. However, you should take time to think about what is truly necessary to make packing easier. Only pack the essentials. If you are missing anything after you have arrived, you can always visit the local shops. It is also a nice idea to pack some familiar items to remind you of home and provide comfort, such as some family photos of a favourite sweet treat!
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English Plus Activity
The aim of the course is to improve English comprehension skills, along with grammar and pronunciation.
Global Young Leaders
Now in its 13th year, Global Young Leaders is a premium debate and communication course for students aged 13 to 17.
English plus Theatre & Dance
This course offers boys and girls aged 8-17 the opportunity to develop their theatrical skills in Drama and Dance.
English plus Soccer
These courses, run in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, are open to boys aged 8-17.
English plus IELTS Exam Preparation
This course is open to 14-17 year olds with a minimum of level of B2 English.
Advanced Global Young Leaders
Advanced GYL is designed to equip students with the skills required for entry
into top universities
English plus Tennis
These courses provide a combination of tennis coaching, English classes and a programme of social activities.
Intensive Academic Programme
Our Intensive Academic Programme course is aimed at students wishing to sharpen their academic abilities.
Intensive IELTS Exam Preparation
This course is aimed at pupils aged 8-14, including native speakers.
Foundation Global Young Leaders
Foundation GYL is an introduction to debating, open to students aged 11-13.