Every Embassy Summer school offers an exciting programme of activities and excursions, which take place throughout the day and in the evenings. We make sure that, during their stay, students get the chance to see as many different places as possible.
In our standard programme there is one full-day excursion, and two or more half-day local trips each week.
In our City Explorer programme - there are two full day excursions during the week.
There is also a full day excursion at the weekend, usually on a Saturday. Excursions may include visits to museums and other cultural destinations, as well as the opportunity to shop and go sight-seeing, or to enjoy areas of natural beauty.
Travel* and entrance fees for the school's standard programme are included in the price of the course.
(*Except travelcards in London, for UCL and South Bank)
For more details on places we visit - see the 'Excursions' section on each summer school page or request the Summer Guide by contacting summerUK@studygroup.com.
In addition to our included activities and excursions programme, we offer students the chance to go on further optional excursions at an extra charge.
Optional excursions vary at each centre and each week throughout the summer. They may also be dependent on booking numbers. To see which optional excursions might be available - check each summer school page.
Daytime activities will happen in the sessions before or after the English lessons. There's a huge variety of activities, including a range of sports – such as football, swimming, basketball and badminton – and fun activities such as arts and crafts, workshops, quizzes, performance, outdoor games, treasure hunts and much more. In City Explorer centres daytime activities are centred on the full-day trips into the chosen city.
Some of our centres run an "Activity Club", an area where students can relax if they choose not to take part in the organised activities. There are board-games, playing cards, a TV if available. Activities Club is supervised by an Embassy Summer member of staff.
The Activity Club activities will vary from centre to centre depending on the facilities available.
In the evening, you’ll be able to enjoy a huge variety of entertainment, such as musical extravaganzas, talent and fashion shows, discos, games and international food evenings.
There is usually a main event (such as karaoke) and another option (such as sport or a video) for students who do not wish to take part.
Our UK Homestay (host family) programmes differ slightly from the residential programmes. Students who are stay with a host family attend three Embassy evening activities each week. In Canada, students will spend all evenings with their host families.