More and more students from across the globe are requesting to attend high schools in England for long-term academic immersion and to further their education.
MyChoice UK offers international students 3 different English High School Placement programmes at various high schools across England, from state high school plus homestay placements, boarding school placements or specialised sports plus boarding placements.
2020 English High School Programmes
State School with Homestay Placements
This programme is best suited to students aged 14+ and is only available to EU students.
Programme lengths can vary, students can choose to study in the UK for:
- 1 Term (September to December)
- 2 Terms (September to March)
- 1 Academic Year (September to June/July)
English state schools are an ideal opportunity for educational immersion as there are very few other international students attending, meaning a truly authentic experience, especially when paired with homestay accommodation.
Live with an English Host Family
One of the biggest advantages of living with a host family can offer is the additional immersion and exposure to a warm, welcoming ‘home’ environment that can encourage, support as well as relax a student into their new surroundings, especially when under challenging circumstances that a study abroad placement brings.
Living away from campus allows students to separate themselves from the academic environment and directly participate in the host country’s culture and society, through daily interaction with the host family.
Boarding School Placements
This programme is available to both EU and non-EU students aged 12+. Boarding schools are a great option for younger students looking for an overseas education.
Choosing to study at an English boarding school offers a traditional, academically focussed British style of education. Boarding schools offer highly qualified teachers and often an additional focus on extra-curricular activities such as sport, art subjects, additional languages and interest areas like debate.
For younger students aged 12 and 13, their curriculum will be varied at Junior or Preparatory level, however from age 13/14, students move up into Senior school, refining their subject choices for their ‘General Certificate of Secondary Education’ examinations taken at age 16 and often boarding schools will offer many additional subjects that State Schools do not.
Similarly, from age 16+ students at boarding school have the option of studying towards their ‘A Levels’ in a few focused subject areas, however the subjects can be much more unique and focused than State Schools offer.
Living on campus also brings lots of advantages to students studying abroad, not only the accessibility of the school’s facilities and activities but additionally, a great support network including other students, academic staff and non-teaching staff, creating a special environment for students to thrive in. On weekends there are often plenty of organised activities for boarding students to take part in, and we often hear of our boarding students meeting up with local day students.
Sports Placement plus Boarding
Available for sport students aged 12+, with an emphasis being on younger students having the greater chance of improving their sporting career.
We are pleased to have built up a strong network of independent boarding schools and professional academies with a sporting speciality, allowing us to offer a unique study abroad opportunity to students possessing elite sporting talent or strong interest in a sport.
These are high-performance placements at high-quality top performing boarding schools, delivering first-class education alongside academy style training, equipment and facilities to enhance student’s player development.
Specialist Sports on offer are, but not limited to Football, Rugby, Hockey, Tennie, Swimming, Rowing and Equine.