England / Bournemouth

Discover the vibrant city of Bournemouth on your own initiative

  • Popular English student town
  • 10 km of sandy, clean beaches
  • IP Young Adult Coordinator is available 24/7
  • A lot of freedom – no supervision
  • Students from up to 20 countries
  • 16-20 yrs.
  • Location

    city centre: 10 minutes
    beach: 10 minutes (walking distance from school)

  • Language Courses

    General and Mini-Group English Course, General English plus IELTS

  • Travel period


  • Already included

    Voluntary international activities
    Young Adult Coordinator
    Free Wifi in our student lounge in school
    Fruit’n’Fit Corner (water, tea, fresh fruits)
    24/7 emergency phone

  • Accommodation

    Full board

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Learn English with students from all over the world

  • Placement test on arrival
  • Study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
  • Qualified teachers
  • All materials provided
  • Certificate at the end of course

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 a member of English UK, the world’s leading language teaching association. Our summer English courses take place in our local school and during peak weeks we might use additional teaching facilities such as the Bournemouth & Poole College.

Please note that the lessons don’t take place on bank holidays on the 26.08.2019 and will not be made up.


already included

Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 or in the afternoon between 13:45 and 17:00. Each of the four morning lessons focus 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 and particular attention is paid to improving speaking, writing and listening skills.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week


available as a supplement

This course follows the General English course of 20 lessons, but in groups of maximum 6 students per class. Guaranteed to give you maximum teacher interaction. We recommend this course for students whose aim is to focus on actual results in a limited time frame. Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 or in the afternoon between 13:45 and 17:00.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week


available as a supplement

Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 and from 13:45 and 15:15. This course follows the Intensive English course and has two additonal lessons after lunch focussing on the IELTS preparation.
Minimum level required: B1. Duration: minimum 2 weeks, 4 weeks recommended.


After the lessons

  • Young Adult Coordinator available 24/7
  • Common speech: English
  • One full day trip in two weeks included
  • Additional trips and activities can be booked on site

Our IP Young Adult Coordinator is available if any problems arise. Of course, students will be given all the necessary information regarding their stay during the Welcome Meeting and Town Walk with their IP Young Adult Coordinator. There are five activities per week and 1 full day excursion in two weeks included. If you are 16 or 17 years old and would like to have a programme with more activities, excursions and more supervision included, check out our programme for students aged 13 to 17 in Bournemouth!

Additional trips can be purchased in the centre.


available as a supplement

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 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 the evening you will have a warm meal together with overnighters from our other destinations. 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.

Important Notice: This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. Booking the Overnight Trip automatically prevents you from attending the scheduled full day trip. 

Price: £129.00

SURF COURSE (5 x 1,5 hours)

available as a supplement

Bournemouth is ideal for surfing (wave riding). For those of you who want to combine English lessons and the surf experience, we offer this special course with our surf partner in Bournemouth. In the mornings you will attend the General English course with your fellow students.

The surfing course consists of five afternoons with 1,5 hour lessons each. Equipment will be provided. Depending on the weather, tide and the size of the waves the surf lessons might vary. Therefore paddle boarding is offered as an alternative when the weather conditions don’t allow surfing.

SPECIAL FUN DAY: Splashdown Waterpark Half-Day Excursion

available as a supplement

Enjoy a day with your International friends in one of the UK South’s leading leisure complexes! After lunch jump on the bus (public transport for 19 participants and less, for bigger groups a private coach will be booked) going to Splashdown Centre in Poole near Bournemouth. This all-action waterpark with 12 hair-raising outdoor and indoor flume rides of various levels of difficulty will provide you hours full of fun and amusement. Try “Grand Canyon” or “Velocity” and speed like a bullet through twists and turns of the slides straight into the swimming pool! One thing is known for sure with this special day trip – you can wave boredom goodbye.

This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance.

Residence or home stay

  • Student residence close to school with supervisor constantly available
  • Get a glimpse of local everyday life in homestay
  • Full board


The student residence offers self-contained flats of 5-6 single study-bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin and there is a common room in each flat. Public laundrettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone booths are situated in or close to the residence. A safe is not available, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room.

You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, hot lunch and dinner which are all taken at the school. We cater for vegetarians and special diets e.g. gluten free, lactose free and halal. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.


You may also stay in a twin room (triple rooms on request ) with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while others are a bus-ride (on average 30, max. 45 minutes, costs for public transport not included) away. Our host families live in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.You can purchase bus passes (Yellow busses) at our school. Weekly bus passes cost approx. £21.

Homestay accommodation is a good opportunity for independent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a British family. You will get full board accommodation (breakfast and dinner, hot lunch in school from Monday to Friday and a packed lunch on weekends/bank holidays). Vegetarian food available. All other special diets or food allergies on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. You are also very welcome in our school bistro to have lunch (with supplement – approx. £6 per meal) or just a hot or cold drink while chatting with people your age. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet.


The place to be for your summer language holidays Welcome to Bournemouth – the city with the best beach in the UK (as voted in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards)! The vibrant city in the Southwest of England with a population of almost 200,000 inhabitants welcomes visitors from all over the world every year. Our school, which is located in the magnificent building of an ancient church, is not only in walking distance to the beach and busy city centre, but offers also all the comfort you need during your summer language holidays: a bistro, spacious and modern classroom, free wi-fi, a student lounge… Take part in our exciting activity programme in the afternoon or improve your surfing skills during a surf course in the afternoon. In the evenings dive into our international atmosphere during one of our fun evening events.

How to get to Bournemouth

Our Summer Language Holidays are only available with self-arranged travel. Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow or Gatwick. From/to London Heathrow you can join our Low Budget Transfer if you respect the required times. For all other airports please do not hesitate to contact us.

Self arranged journey

You can choose a Self Arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Bournemouth. If you are 16 or 17 years old this requires you to be accompanied by your parent(s) or a Guardian from the airport to Bournemouth or from Bournemouth to the airport.

Low Budget Transfer

We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres. Transfers will be provided by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30 on the day of arrival and our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and will accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow, or a nearby pick up station, at approximately 18:00. After approximately 4 hours you will be dropped off at the school in Bournemouth. This service can be booked as a return service only.

On the day of departure you will be dropped off at Heathrow at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. In the morning the transfer departs from our school in Bournemouth (Europa School of English).

If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service. The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.

Individual transfers

In case you can’t meet the required times for the Low Budget Transfer we are happy to organise Individual Transfers for you from/to London Heathow or Gatwick with well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. We offer a one way service to the centre and /or a return service to the airport for a flat rate. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our school in Bournemouth, where students will either be picked up by their hosts or walk to the residence.

On the day of departure, you will leave Bournemouth 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 also.

Out-of-hours arrivals/departures: you will in most cases be taken/picked up directly to/from the homestay or the residence. Please note that host family student arrivals/departures between 6:00 and 22:00 will be collected by their hosts at the school and dropped off by their hosts there. For very early/late arrivals/departures in/from the centre (24.00-6.00), an alternative accommodation needs to be arranged.

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