Study Abroad UK blog

Christmas in English host family

Thursday 12th December 2019

If you choose to spend your Study Abroad Experience in the winter semester then your in for a treat. We love to decorate our homes, our towns well just about everywhere you turn you will see pretty lights and Christmas tree. Generally as most of our students stay in host families. We will tell you what to expect. On or around the 1st December we will retrieve our artificial Christmas tree from our attic. They are mostly green but popular colours are white, silver and black. Size varies but a popular size is 6ft. Few homes in the UK have real trees because they loose needles quickly.They can also be expensive. The Christmas tree tends to be placed in the…

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Vegan Host Family UK

Tuesday 28th May 2019

We get asked this question a lot, can I live with a vegan host family in England? The answer is yes of course you can we have lots of vegan and vegetarian host families in the UK. Being a vegan or vegetarian is easy in England. We have many "fake meat" products here and they taste amazing. Our Director of Exchange Kerry Ferguson is a vegetarian and she knows how important it is for a vegetarian or vegan student to live with a host family that can understand and provide a vegetarian or vegan diet. So what do vegan and vegetarian students eat in England? In the picture you can see a vegan breakfast. This is a vegan version of…

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How to Apply to Study in the UK?

Monday 13th May 2019

Its is easy to apply to Study Abroad in the UK. We really do try to keep the process very easy and simple. All of our programs use the same forms. We call this a student profile. One the first page you provide basic information about yourself, then we ask what sort of host family you would like. We find out if your a veggie, vegan or have any allergies etc. If you can adjust to a smoking home or home with pets, you then tell us about your interests and hobbies and your favourite foods. We have an academic transcript, a medical form and ask you to write an introductions to your host family and your placement. Thats…

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Host Family in London

Monday 8th April 2019

If you would like a host family in London then we can help. A Study Abroad host family in London provides affordable accommodation for over 18's. Also in a Study Abroad host family we can offer you a home from home in London that has been vetted unlike Air B and B who do not vet their homes. Every homestay in London we offer has been visited by our staff. We also perform criminal background checks so you know you have safe accommodation in London. We also guarantee free wi-fi in the host family. Please get in touch if we can help you find an affordable host family

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Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Are we worrying about Brexit, no we are not! The UK remains open for student exchange. Whether or not we remain in the EU young people from all over the world we be able to visit England to take part in all our programmes and projects. This year we will welcome young people from North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa Asia and Australasia. Every nationality is welcome to apply. Applying is free and we do not make any charges to review your application. Visiting England is as exiting as ever. All our major cities have received huge investment to keep them vibrant and interesting and great time for you spend some "me time" We look forward to…

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Wednesday 17th October 2018


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How old do you have to be to an exchange student in the uk

Monday 1st October 2018

We get asked this question quite a lot so we thought we would put it in our blog. Most exchange students are aged between 16 and 18 but occasionally we get requests from 15 year olds and 18+ If you have not reached your 19th birthday by the time you land we can offer you a place. What if you are under 16? Everything will proceed as normal if you are 15 years and 11 months when you land. If you are younger it becomes a little more tricky. If you are aged under 15 and 11 months when you land your host family status must change. In the UK if you are 15 you are considered to be a child. Therefore the…

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10 Reasons to Study Abroad in England

Monday 23rd April 2018

[1] Our students describe visiting the UK as one of the best periods of their lives. [2] It gives you the opportunity to experience different subjects that you do not experience in the United States and other parts of the world. *[3]*It gives you the chance to improve your English skills, while also being immersed in the British culture. It makes it easier to learn a language. *[4]*It gives you the opportunity to be exposed to new tastes, new music, new people and new attitudes to build your new well travelled self. *[5]*You learn life skills to become self-sufficient and independent. *[6]*Future employers and friends will be impressed by your Study Abroad UK experience, as most people only get the chance to travel…

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Fully Refundable Deposit for Study Abroad Programmes

Monday 12th March 2018

There is no application fee to join our study abroad programmes. The application process is completely free. We provide you with a free application form which you can send back via email. You don't even have to pay for the postage. Its that simple. You application form will be viewed by our admission team then Dr. Ashmore, Director of Management. Once you receive your official offer of a place we request a deposit so we can begin work to secure your education, volunteer or work placement. If we are unsuccessful, if we can't find you a place to work, study or exchange then you receive your money back. It is a simple as that.

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