School Immersion at Bournemouth & Poole College – 16-18 years old – 1 school year

This programme is aimed at students aged 16 – 18 years old who wish to study in an English college with British students for a full academic year.


Charming and eclectic, Bournemouth is one of the UK’s foremost university towns, with students flocking from the UK and overseas alike to enjoy the balmy weather, miles of beach and excellent quality of life. The city is well-connected to the rest of the UK and Europe via railway and London is just 90 minutes away by train.

Bournemouth bustles with activity and events are organized year-round – regattas, rallies, tennis championships and surfing competitions, to name but a few. Fireworks light up the night sky every weekend and the city’s public gardens are dotted with glowing candles.

The beaches, parks, open spaces and pedestrian centre make for a lively yet relaxed atmosphere, perfectly conducive to meeting people and enjoying your stay as well as making the most of your study abroad year.

Bournemouth College draws local and international students alike and offers a broad range of courses and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The College is spread out over two campuses, one in Bournemouth (20 minutes’ walk from the city centre) and one in Poole, the next town over.

School facilities include:

  • Laboratories and workshops
  • Learning Resources Centres with libraries, group study rooms and 70 quiet study places for students to work, 91 PCs, 8 Macs, or 80 Windows laptops available for use
  • Sports Centre
  • Theatre and dance studio
  • Radio and TV recording studio
  • Kitchen
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Choose from the 2 following courses:

A-Levels & AS-Levels

A Level qualifications are recommended for students wishing to go on to further study at the university level.

You will choose three or four subjects from the following list: Biology, Business Studies, Financial Studies, Chemistry, Communications & Culture, English (Language and Literature), English Literature, Film Studies, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, Information and Communication Technology, Italian, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Sociology or Spanish. You will have around four hours of classes per week in every subject, plus self-study and assignments.

Minimum language level required: B2 or IELTS 5.5

Vocational Subjects (BTEC Awards and Diplomas)

While the BTEC Level 3 Diploma also allows you to continue on to further study, these qualifications are also a great way to learn about a specific industry and, in some cases, get your foot in the door with a placement.

15 hours per week of your chosen course: Animal Care, Art & Design (Visual Arts), Business & Administration, Child Care & Education, Engineering, Horticulture, Hospitality and Food Information Technology, Media, Medical and Health Science, Music, Performing Arts, Public Services, Retail, Sports & Active Leisure, Travel & Tourism and more. Lessons will be a mixture of discussion, lectures, group and individual research, and practical activities.

Minimum language level required: B2 or IELTS 5.5

For a study abroad programme with ESL classes, visit our Chichester College.

Homestay (Ages 16+)

Single room, shared bathroom, half board Monday-Friday, full board at the weekend.

Travel time to Bournemouth College: Approx. 20-40 minutes

Practical Information:

  • Bed linen provided
  • One laundry load per week is included in accommodation prices. Any additional laundry loads should be agreed on with your host family.
  • Internet access

When staying with a host family, both sides must work to communicate and establish a good relationship. Students should remember to respect the hosts’ home and house rules. This will go a long way in maintaining a positive and respectful relationship with the family. Housing Services are available in Bournemouth to assist you with any questions or issues with your homestay during your stay.

A deposit is payable on arrival, refundable at the end of your stay provided no damages are incurred.

En résidence (Ages 18+)

The student residence is located near the seafront and is ideal for meeting other international students.

Shared room, bathroom & toilet in each room


  • Shared room with a student of the same gender from a different country
  • Bathroom in each room
  • Self-catering or half board at the residence cafeteria
  • Travel time to Bournemouth: 20 minutes on foot
  • Location: 500m from Bournemouth city centre and a few minutes’ walk from the beach
  • Capacity: 90 students
  • Deposit to be paid on arrival (see price list), refundable at the end of your stay provided no damages are incurred

Facilities and services:

  • Coin laundry facilities
  • Linens provided
  • WiFi access throughout the building
  • Access control
  • 24 hour reception
  • Weekly cleaning service; please note that outside of this service, students are responsible for cleaning their rooms

A safety deposit will be required upon arrival. It will be returned to you at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has ben found.

  • This programme is exclusively intended for European Union nationals.
  • Be between 16 and 18 years old
  • Have a good level of English: IELTS 5.5 (B2)
  • Have achieved good academic results in the last 2 years
  • A willingness to make new friends and share the daily life of a host family
  • Demonstrate motivation, maturity and adaptability

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you?

  1. Send us a registration form as soon as possible.
  2. You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and an application form to be completed. We will invite you to pay €90 in order to take a proficiency test and to provide us with your school results for the past 3 years. The interview fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final cost if enrolment is confirmed.
  3. We will then invite you to come to our office in Brussels or Paris for the full interview. You must come to our office with the first part of the application form filled in.
  4. If the interview is successful, we will ask you to pay a deposit (25% of the total amount, minimum €1,500) and to send us the relevant documents completed. This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking. As soon as we recieve all the documents and the deposit, we will send the application file to our partner.
  5. The final decision belongs to the college after examination of your application form and an interview by phone. You will be accepted to your chosen courses according to the availabilities, your level of English, your previous academic background (the College requires good marks in the desired subjects) and the enrolment dates.

Your application is officially confirmed as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the College

Please note that only EU citizens may apply for this programme.

closing dates for enrolment :

  • 15/07 if you are applying for september
  • 15/11 if you are applying for january Enrolment after deadline will be examinated according to openings. Extra fees for the delay may applied.

Your exact arrival and departure dates will be sent out once Bournemouth College has confirmed admission.

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

EU citizens do not require a visa for this course.

Medical/accident/repatriation insurance and public liability insurance is strongly advised for this type of programme.

Easy Languages offer you a complete insurance package specially adapted for youngsters travelling abroad. Please see our insurance and guarantees page.

Dates & Prices 2020-2021

Dates 2020-21

The school year is split into three terms: Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term, each with a half-term holiday.

School year: beginning of September 2020 – July 2021, 44 weeks (including holidays).

  • Autumn Term: beginning of September – early January (holidays at the end of December – beginning of January)
  • Spring Term: early January – mid-April (holidays at te end of March – beginning of April)
  • Summer Term: mid-April – early July

Exact term dates are not yet fixed in stone by the College. They will be confirmed once we receive your booking. The final academic calendar will be given to you before your departure.

Prices 2020-2021

Includes course, room and board, registration fees, and taxes

WPCS 42.0.1
School year (44 weeks, early Sept-earlyJuly)
Course and accomodation in family 8.995
Course and accomodation in residence, without board 7.995
Course and accomodation in residence, half board 9.695

Prices include:

  • English test and pre-booking interview
  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation: Homestay half board, single room accommodation (holidays included), or residence half-board or self catering, double room accommodation (holidays not included) depending on the option chosen
  • Access to all school facilities and services
  • Academic advice and support from a personal tutor
  • Support from our offices during and after your stay
  • All taxes and booking fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to Bournemouth
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional extras
  • Transportation in and around Bournemouth
  • Optional activities / classes
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Optional insurance