Life Skills

Developing Your Life Skills

Every step of the student journey is an essential element in developing their Life Skills. It starts right at the beginning when students leave their parents to study abroad and continues through to the end of their course. Once they arrive, the students begin meeting each other and soon begin making friends from all over the world. They try out new activities and take part in engaging English lessons.

Our students will be challenged to be responsible and independent in a supportive environment and be part of the global community created in each of the Embassy Summer centres. This environment creates the perfect conditions for our students to develop 6 essential Life Skills – confidence, communication, problem solving, teamwork, exploration and creativity. These are skills that will continue to benefit them as students and throughout their future to adulthood.

Our Activities & Excursions are designed to further support the development of these skills. From taking lead on a team project that builds confidence, creating a piece of work to documenting a project in the local area – there are lots of opportunities for our students to develop their Life Skills.

Confidence

Confidence

Build self-confidence and esteem by breaking out of the comfort zone. This summarises a lot of what we do at Embassy Summer and is a meaningful part of our mission.

It starts right at the beginning when students leave their parents to travel abroad. By the end of the summer, our goal is for them to be more confident, competent and independent individuals.

Communication

Communication

A key building block to success in life is the ability to communicate effectively. This requires listening as well as speaking. This is the skill that students develop most here.

Students come from all over the world to learn together. So, by speaking and learning a new language in the classroom and taking part in the activites, communication is being developed on a daily basis. 

Teamwork

Teamwork

Students collaborate with each other through exchanging ideas and ultimately achieving common goals in a supportive manner. This is teamwork.

They further practise this in the classroom by working on different projects together and during activities where collaboration is key, such as a game of Murder Mystery and the Kahoot Quiz. 

Exploration

Exploration

See the world through a different lens by discovering new places, cultures and ideas. The students have already begun to explore when they sign up for one of our courses.

Not only do our students get to discover places in the UK and North America, they also learn the local culture. Our fantastic nationality mix among students allows them to learn even more about other cultures.

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Improve logical and creative thinking to find solutions to simple or complex problems. Our wide range of activities and excursions often include a problem solving element.

This pushes students to think outside the box and find their own solutions. Our staff always encourage them to take responsibility and think independently if a problem arises, further supporting their personal development. 

 

Creativity

Creativity

Develop originality and freedom of expression through both mental and physical activities. Creativity comes in many different forms and we encourage you to find yours.

In our centres, students get to practice this in both art and crafts lessons, creating fashion out of trash in our popular "trashion shows" and even further in activities such as dance and theatre. 

Life Skills Awards

Every Friday, all students have the chance to win an Embassy Summer goodie bag and a certificate in the Embassy Summer Life Skills Awards ceremony.

The teachers and the Director of Studies will nominate students weekly and together with the Centre Manager, they will decide what students that will get awarded.

The winning students will have demonstrated one of the Embassy Summer Life Skills in a successful way in the classroom, during activities/excursions or in general centre life.

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