School Immersion at Itchen College – 16-18 years old – 1 term, 1 academic semester or 6 months

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


Southampton

Southampton is a thriving maritime and university city with 250,000 inhabitants, the largest in Hampshire. Surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (such as the New Forest National Park) it is one of the greenest citiies in England, despite its short distance from London (70 minutes by car).

The city offers rich history, cultural spaces, museums and theatres as well as great sporting action. There is plenty to do such as sailing and water sports, leisure centres, live music and world-class restaurants.

Education plays a very important role in local political projects. Academic and scientific research at University of Southampton, one of the UK’s Russell Group universities, is among the best in the world.

With excellent transport links, including an international irport, exploring the UK and Europe is easy.

Itchen Sixth Form College is ideally located in a quiet residential area and has been welcoming international students for 25 years. There are currently under 1,500 students here at Itchen and about 100 youngsters come from all over the world to enrol in High School or A Levels Programmes.

Itchen College offers state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Modern, spacious classrooms
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • IT suites
  • Airy, modern, student centre
  • Library
  • Industry-standard laboratories
  • Creative facilities
  • Sports facilities: Fitness Suite, Sports Hall, Aerobic and Dance Studio, climbing wall, full-size football pitches and netball courts
  • Canteen
  • Shops
  • Vending machines

Extracurricular activities during your stay

There is also a whole host of activities on offer for international students. Aside from academic courses, you will have the chance to enjoy several activities or events organized by the college. You will get involved with wider College life, learn a lot of new things and spend quality time with some british students (these are highly recommended).

Here are a few examples of activities :

National Citizen Service (NCS), Charity fundraising events, Choregraphy for the annual Rock Challenge, College band, College radio station, the Duke of Edingburgh’s Award…

Furthermore, activities and excursions are organized for foreign students (included).

Free Meet & Greet – students will then spend the afternoon with their new host families

Examples of included activities :

Welcome Party with live music & games, activities with NCS, sport competitions, Thorpe Park tour, New Forest national Park…

EU Study Abroad Programme – 1 term, 1 semester or 6 months (16-18 y.o)

This course is aimed at EU students, from 16 to 18 years old, who wish to immerse themselves in English Life and A Level study for 1 term, 1 semester or 6 months. You will have up to 25 hours of tuition per week.

At the end of your stay, you will either be able to continue your studies in your own education system, or either get a certificate and the opportunity to progress to A Levels (for 1-year programmes only).

You can choose 3 academic subjects* (A-level* or Vocational) according to your interests and your future career path + Maths and English as Foreign Language (EFL) classes are compulsory.

Language level: B1 or IELTS 5.0

Subjects

Many subjects are offered. Here is a non-exhaustive list.

Academic courses : Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English literature, Environmental Science, Film studies, Geography, French, Government & Politics, History, Law, Math, Media Studies, Physics, Spanish…

Vocational courses : Applied Law, Applied science, Business, Criminology, It/computing, Digital media, Music performance & Technology, Sport, Media production, Travel & Tourism…

*A-levels are a 2-year programme for those wishing to go on to further study at the university level.

It is also possible to choose vocational programmes – a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background in 2 years. At the end of the 1st year, students take an exam and obtain a certificate : CTEC or BTEC Year 1.

Single room, shared bathroom, half-board during weekdays and full board during weekends.

Your host family is the defining feature of your study abroad experience, helping you become fully accustomed to the culture and feel part of the local community. Our partner organization’s host families are carefully screened and regularly inspected. Families take an active interest in choosing a student to host and sharing their homes, lives and culture with their guests.

Travel time to school: +/- 30 minutes on foot. The placement into these families depends on the availabilities at the time when the booking is made.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day.
  • WiFi access
  • Be between 16-18 years old
  • Have a good level of English (IELTS 5.0 or 5.5 depending on the programme)
  • 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 meet the requirements for participation?

  • Fill in the pre-registration form as soon as possible.
  • Upon receipt, we will send you a provisional confirmation with the total amount of the stay, a request for payment of 100€ (for the language test and the motivation interview), as well as the complete application form for the chosen program. We will also ask you to send us a copy of your report cards for the last 3 school years.
  • We then invite you to come and take the language test and interview at our offices in Brussels or Paris. This costs 100€ and is payable on receipt of the pre-confirmation. This amount is non-refundable, but deductible from the balance of the stay in case of definitive registration and acceptance to the program. A 1st part of the file received must be completed and brought with you at the time of the interview.
  • We will confirm you the result at the latest 8 days after our interview.
  • If the interview is positive, we ask you to pay a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the stay (with a minimum of 1,500€) and to complete all the elements of the file which includes, in particular, letters of recommendation from your teachers and other information necessary for the study of your file on site. As soon as it is complete and we have received the payment of the deposit, we will send it to our partner.
  • Final acceptance to the program is granted by the college after a review of your application and a telephone interview. You will be accepted in the courses of your choice depending on availability, your level of English, your previous academic background (the College requires good grades in the desired subjects) and the date of enrolment.
  • Your place is guaranteed as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the College.

The deadlines for submitting applications are :

  • July 5 for the September school year
  • 5 November for the start of the January school year
  • Beyond these dates, registration will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A late registration fee of 100€ will be applied.

You will be accepted into the course of your choice depending on availability, your level of English, your previous academic record (the College requires good grades in the desired subjects) and the date of enrolment.

Your place is guaranteed as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the College. For very exceptional reasons (e.g. unexpected changes in the conditions set by the College), we reserve the right to change your school (in the same area and for the same programme as the one you have chosen) or to ask you to change your course selection.

Arrivals:

  • 31/08/2021 (for programmes including the 1st trimester)
  • 06/01/2022 (for programmes until the 2nd semester)

Free Meet and Greet Airport Collection service is provided for students arriving on flights before 10 am local time at Heathrow Airport.

Departures:

  • 18/12/2021 (for 1st trimester)
  • 29/01/2022 (for 1st semester) and 19/02/2022 (for 6 months)
  • 28/05/2022 (for 2nd semester) and 25/06/2022 (for 6 months)

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

For European citizens:

Until 30/09/2021 the ID card is sufficient to enter the UK. After this date, a valid passport will be compulsorily required.

Entry conditions for the UK from 01/01/2021

  • Under 6 months stay

EU citizens can travel to the UK without a visa if their stay does not exceed 6 months. They must carry a passport valid for the duration of their stay.

A medical/accident/repatriation and civil liability insurance is compulsory for this type of stay. You will be asked for a certificate when you compile your file.

Easy Languages offers you a complete insurance adapted to the stays of young people abroad, see our ‘Insurance and guarantees’ page.


Dates & Prices 2021-2022

Dates 2021-2022

The school year is split into 3 terms, each with a half-term holiday.

Academic year: September 2021 to July 2022.

  • Autumn term: 01/09/2021 – 17/12/21 (half term from 25/10 to 29/10/21)
  • Spring term: 07/01/22 – 08/04/22 (half term from 21/02 to 25/02/22)
  • Summer term: 25/04/22 – 01/07/22 (half term from 30/05 to 03/06/22)

Programme EU Study Abroad

  • Trimester 1 (automne term): 31/08/21 – 18/12/21
  • Semester 1 : 31/08/21 – 29/01/22
  • Semester 2 : 06/01/22 – 28/05/22
  • 6 months : 31/08/21 – 19/02/22 ou 06/01/22 – 25/06/22
WPCS 42.0.1
Programme EU Study Abroad
Tuition + homestay accomodation (half board during the week, full board during the weekend)
TermPrices
Term1 (Autumn Term) 7.695
Semester 1 (22 weeks) 9.495
Semester 2 (21 weeks) 8.995
School year (6 months) 10.495

Prices include :

  • English placement test and pre-enrolment interview
  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay accommodation, single room, half-board during weekdays and full board during weekends
  • Access to all school facilities and services
  • Academic advice and support from a personal tutor
  • Access to the school’s medical services
  • Support from our offices during and after your stay
  • All taxes and enrollment fees
  • Work Experience Placement (only for students enrolled on a 1 year A-level programme minimum)
  • Transfer at the arrival (if you arrive on the 31/08/21 or the 06/01/22 before 10 am at Heathrow Airport)

Prices do not include:

  • Flights to/from England
  • Airport transfer upon departure (and upon arrival outside scheduled dates/times)
  • Local transportation
  • Course materials
  • Optional activities
  • Optional insurance