Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, and an excellent place to learn English just 2 hours from London by train. It has everything that one would expect from a capital city, but it is also one of the least expensive and safest places to live in the UK. Cardiff has a high student population meaning there is a young, vibrant population, and the standard of living is excellent.
Cardiff has had a number of huge developments in the last few years, such as the new Cardiff Bay area, located on the quays of the old port. The city centre, surrounding the Cardiff castle, Bute park and the mythic Millennium Stadium has no shortage of entertainment, which makes Cardiff one of the fastest growing cities in the UK.
With 330 parks & gardens in Cardiff alone, it’s not difficult to see why it has been claimed as one fo the most peacfeul urban areas in the UK. You’ll also find a number of architecturally beautiful castles and museums located across the city, which is an excellent way to learn about Welsh culture and get a feel for the country and its inhabitants. Lose yourself in the ‘fairytale castle’ (Castell Coch) and immerse yourself in the rich history this country proudly boasts of. Cardiff has also been nominated ‘European Capital of Sport’ twice and hosted the Champions League final in 2017.
Welsh is also one of the country’s official languages alongside English – so don’t be surprised when you see bilingual signs or adverts. It’s a fascinating language, as it includes words such as ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ (the name of a town in North Wales) which is the longest word in the entire English language! Try saying that ten times in a row.
Dates & Prices 2020
Internships start on the first Monday of each month.
We will ask you to book and pay the registration fee 8 weeks before the start date.
Start of the sessions: Our partner school recommends starting on 06/01, 17/02, 30/03, 18/05, 29/06, 17/08, 28/09, 09/11. Nevertheless, students can start every Monday throughout the year. In case Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.
Public holidays and vacations (no courses will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 01/01, 10/04, 13/04, 08/05, 25/05, 31/08, and from 19/12/2020 to 03/01/2021 inclusive.
All taxes and registration fees included, course and accommodation as described.
|Course (min. 2 weeks)|
|General English course - 28L / week with accommodation included|
|2 weeks||€ 1.270|
|4 weeks||€ 2.295|
|8 weeks||€ 4.415|
|12 weeks||€ 6.425|
|Internship period (4 to 24 weeks)|
|Placement (to be paid once)|
|Internship placement price (from 4 to 6 weeks)||€ 620|
|Internship placement price (7 to 12 weeks)||€ 740|
|Internship placement price (13+ weeks)||€ 865|
|Accommodation during the internship (price per week)|
|Family, single room, half p. or Res., single room, no meals||€ 190|
|Cardiff||€ 50||€ 95|
|Bristol||€ 110||€ 215|
|Heathrow||€ 230||€ 445|
|Gatwick||€ 270||€ 530|
|Stansted||€ 310||€ 605|
- English lessons on your chosen period of time (a minimum of 2 weeks is mandatory)
- Internship placement
- Homestay accommodation (half-board) or residence (without meals) – if requested
- Access to all facilities and school materials
- Help and support from internship coordinator
- All administrative and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Transport to and around Cardiff
- Residence deposit (£100, to be paid on site)
- Possible visa fees