Live on a typical English university campus - Sports University of the Year 2015-16
Great campus facilities including an outdoor swimming pool
You want to know what the English student life feels like? You think about studying in the UK? In this case, Exeter is the place to be! The University of Exeter has a beautiful campus and has been named as The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16. You can decide if you want to join the exciting programme put together by your international supervisors or enjoy the great shopping facilities in the city centre. The city of Exeter is the capital of beautiful Devon and offers the ideal location for an exciting and unforgettable stay. It is close to the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of South Devon. The town itself offers plenty of shops, cafés, bars and fast-food restaurants in and around the historic town centre, which is dominated by Exeter's magnificent 13th century cathedral. Enjoy the fascinating combination of modern life with a sense of the past! You will make friends from many other countries during your English summer course - in the summer 2016 we had 250 students during peak weeks from over 12 different countries.
Situated in the North of the city, just a 20-minute-walk from the town centre, the Streatham Campus of Exeter University is an attractive university campus overlooking the historic city of Exeter. The beautiful campus grounds contain 350 acres of woodland, lakes and parks. The residential houses, the refectory and the classrooms for your English summer course are all situated on the campus. The IP Ocean Lounge, where you will be able to meet friends from all over the world and where most of our activities take place, is also located at the heart of the campus. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you water, tea and fruit all day long. Once a week we offer the outdoor swimming pool for pool parties.
Photos of Exeter and the campus
English Language Courses
Our language school is part of Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and is a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. Tuition takes place in bright and spacious classrooms on campus.
General English Course
15 lessons x 45 mins or 11.25 hours per week Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication with particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills. the goal of the course is to strengthen you communication skills and help to overcome your own speaking inhibitions. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Intensive English Course
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours per week The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:45 -12:30) which focuses on a fourth area of language learning: Project-based lesson which emphasis on writing skills. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Super-Intensive English Course
25 lessons x 45 mins or 18.75 hours per week The course consists of the Intensive English Course plus two afternoons (Mondays and Wednesdays) with 2.5 lessons each per week. You'll be working with culture-based materials towards a final presentation. You will be exposed to cultural input and improve your presentation skills. Language Levels: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Trinity Exam preparation Course + Exam
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours per week In the English speaking world there are a number of tests which measure language abilities. The Trinity Exam programme, conducted by Trinity College London since the 1880s, is a popular option for students on short term courses. You will follow the General English Course and get an extra lesson per day, in which we will prepare you for the Trinity Examination. Trinity Graded Examinations in spoken English for speakers of other languages provide an internationally recognised scheme of assessment through which you can measure your language development for educational or vocational purposes. The awarded grades range from 1 (absolute beginner) to 12 (very advanced). Students must attend 2 weeks Preparation Course before the exam date. Exams take place on the 14th July, 21st July, 28th July, 11th August 2017. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: 2 weeks
Mini-Group English Course
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours per week This is a highly individualised course. The lessons are based on the same concept as the intensive course for groups of up to 4 students. Working in very small groups allows you to focus on your own language needs and problems. Together with the teacher you can decide what you want to work on and which aspects of language you want to improve. The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries on campus! We use several residential houses at Birks Grange on the Streatham campus. You can either stay in standard single rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities as well as in en-suite single rooms. A safe is not available in the residence, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room. Also our supervisors live in the Residence and are available for any inquiries. You'll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service school refectory. If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. In case you need halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to make this possible as well - upon request in advance. On campus public payphones and a launderette with coin-operated washing and drying machines help to ensure that your stay is comfortable.
Supervised Activity Programme
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons and evenings – seven days a week. Our international staff members come from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to bring a wide diversity of skills that will enrich your stay. The team organises a varied activity programme - full of sports, creativity, culture and lifestyle that will motivate you to join in. In the afternoons you have the choice of various activities on offer and in the evenings there is always at least one planned activity for you to participate in. Your safety and welfare are very important to us: Our staff ratio on campus for the age group 10-12 years is 1:10 and 13-17 years is 1:15, however supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 15 students for 10-12 year old and up to 25 students for 13-17 year old depending on the situation.
10 to 12 year olds: Our youngest students are supervised more thoroughly by specially trained staff. The staff ratio for this age group is 1:10. The activity programme is mandatory for you and your supervisors will ensure that you take part in the offered activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision, but we will offer town walks most days. It is not possible for your parents to give you permission to leave the campus without supervision. You will be in separate TTT (Time to Talk) groups of up to 15 children per group. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event.
13 to 15 year olds: You participate in a compulsory programme with a wide range of activities. You are not allowed to leave the campus without staff members- even if your parents give you the permission to do so. Our staff will accompany you into town. You will then have the opportunity to explore the city centre with your friends in pairs or bigger groups for a period of up to two hours. From the meeting point in the city centre, your staff members will take you back to the campus. During excursions you will also have the chance to explore and have some free time in pairs or groups with a staff member waiting for you at the meeting point.
16 to 17 year olds: Teenagers aged 16 or 17 are free to experience and explore things with their friends in pairs or bigger groups on and off campus. Our supervisors provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom for this age group. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is voluntary for students over the age of 16. You can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town with your friends in pairs or bigger groups in the afternoon after informing our staff members and signing out. You will not be allowed to leave the campus without supervision after dinner, but there can be special supervised programme activities off the campus for you. If you don’t want to take part in the evening programme, you can choose to stay in the residence from time to time where a staff member will be around to make sure that everything is all right. The supervision ratio for this age group is 1:25.
Applicable for the age groups 13 to 15 and 16 to 17 year olds: You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 25 students. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event.
As one day is not enough for a city like London, our overnight trip gives you more time to take in the sights. On Saturday morning you will get an early or packed breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time (your coach might stop in London Heathrow on the way). Our supervisors will organise several sightseeing and shopping walks for you and you can explore the city during your free time in groups of at least 2 people. In the evening you will have a warm meal together with overnighters from our other destinations. On all weekends (15.07., 22.07., 29.07., 05.08 and 12.08.2017) we hire exclusively for our students a VIP Party Bus for two hours going around London by night – relax and party with friends from other UK IP centres. The bus will collect everyone at 20:00 at the hostel. Soft drinks will be provided but there are no snacks included. You will spend the night in a youth hostel in shared rooms. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with en-suite toilet and shower facilities (towel not provided). Breakfast on Sunday morning and a packed lunch are provided. You have several more hours to explore London before leaving the city on Sunday afternoon. Once you have returned to your centre, you will get a packed evening meal. Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full day trip. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. Minimum age for this trip is 13, exceptions might be made for closed groups only upon request.
Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP's got Talent, Surprise Nights, and International Parties
One half-day trip per week (e.g. Dartmoor, Lyme Regis, Torquay, Totnes, Lynton and Lynmouth or Exmouth Beach)
One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Plymouth, Bath, Cornwall St. Ives, Bristol, London, Cardiff or Glastonbury)
Outdoor & Adventure Special 3 x 2,5 hours (Supplement)
In the mornings you will attend the General or Intensive English course with your fellow students and in the afternoon you get active with our Outdoor Special! For three afternoons you have the chance to do some canoeing/kayaking, raft building and climbing/abseiling and show how brave you are! Each activity will run for approx. 2.5 hours including instructions. Equipment will be provided, but please make sure you have good footwear and waterproof clothes with you (it might be a good idea to bring some extra clothes for changing after the activities)! Please note that you won't be able to participate in the regular afternoon activities and even half-day trips if you book this special. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. This Special is available each week from 03th July - 18th August 2017.
Full board residential accommodation in either single en-suite rooms or in single standard rooms with shared shower and toilet facilities on campus
Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
Residence: Vegeterian or vegan food, gluten-free, lactose-free or halal food on request in advance
English Language Course
English language tuition (15, 20 or 25 lessons of 45 minutes or 11.25 / 15 / 18.75 hours per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
Maximum 15 students per class, 4 in the Mini-Group Course
Placement test on arrival
Certificate at the end of the course
Supervision and Activity Programme
IP Ocean Lounge
High level of supervision: One supervisor for maximum 15 students for the 10-12 year olds and one supervisor for maximum 25 students between 13 and 17 years
Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer
Town Walk & Town Quiz
One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Exmouth, Dartmoor, Torquay, Lyme Regis, Lynton and Lynmouth or Totnes)
One half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g. London, Cornwall St. Ives, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Glastonbury or Plymouth)
Supervision by our International Team
Use of campus facilities
Welcome & Farewell Meeting
Assembly from Monday to Friday and daily TTT (time to talk) with the supervisors
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Airports, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter Airport as well as from St. Pancras train station. Transfers will be done by well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Exeter as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres on Saturdays and Sundays (01.07.-19.08.2017). Transfers will be done by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow or a nearby pick up station at approximately 18:00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 12:00 - so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service.
Me and my friend travelled to Exeter this summer. After a long journey we finally arrived in Exeter. At first we had breakfast. Afterwards somebody showed us the campus and told us everything about the ...
My stay in Exeter was very nice. I like the landscape around the city. It is very beautiful. We spend lots of time in the city. I enjoyed being here without my parents. The camp has allowed me to meet ...
I really liked my time here. I met a lot of people and visited many places. Last Saturday we went to Bath and I really enjoyed staying there and visiting Jane Austin’s house. Last Sunday we went to St ...