Royal Holloway University of London Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at Royal Holloway University of London


Our centre is located on the main campus of Royal Holloway University of London, surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to Royal Windsor.
There is a lot of outdoor space to explore around the campus and plenty of social space indoors. Located close to central London and Heathrow Airport, with the famous Thorpe Park theme park just fifteen minutes away.

Key Facts

Price (per week):
Single en-suite rooms: £1,040
Standard single rooms: £1,000

Price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board

Location: Royal Holloway University

Dates: 30 June – 18 August

Ages: 10 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single en-suite / Single standard (shared bathroom)

Sample Excursions: London, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton



Room Type Single room with en-suite / standard single rooms

Bathroom Ratio 1:1 students

Room set up All rooms are in the same residence with a shared kitchen

What's in a room Single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair. Standard rooms include a washbasin

Common room Yes

Cleaning Rooms weekly, common rooms and bathrooms daily

Linen cleaning Changed weekly

Towels Students bring their own towels

Laundry Available on campus for a small fee

Meals Served in on-site canteen, packed lunch at weekends

Wi-Fi Yes

Distance to classes On campus

On-site activities scheduled every weekday in between lessons with some half-day trips and two full-day excursions weekly. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

 With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Daytime activities: Drama and performance workshops, scavenger hunts and culture club.

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, and film nigh.

Half-Day Trips
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames with River Cruise. 

Full-Day Excursions

Students go on two full-day excursions every week. On Tuesdays or Wednesdays they will visit London and explore some of the following:

  • The Science Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • The National Gallery
  • Westminster Walking Tour
  • The British Museum
  • Oxford Street shopping
  • Hyde Park
On Saturdays students will visit some of the following:
  • Oxford: explore this iconic university city and visit one of its famous Colleges.
  • Brighton: enjoy this popular seaside town and visit the Sea Life Centre and the Palace Pier.
  • Cambridge: visit this charming university city with walking tour and visit to one of its famous colleges.



Bespoke lesson materials, the Embassy lesson is designed to engage students in discussion, to develop the key life skills of collaboration and intercultural communication, and to provide extensive opportunities to practice and build on current language.

Lessons taught by teachers trained to deliver the Embassy Lessons

17 students per class and classes suitable for students of all levels.

15 hours a week

20 x 45 mins in UK, US and Canada

15 x 60 mins in Malta

All learning resources provided are age appropriate and all students receive an end of course certificate of attendance.

Meals: All meals are served in a large on-site canteen.

Royal Holloway is a nut free centre and no foods/snacks with nuts are allowed, very safe for students with allergies.


Breakfast consists of 3 days with English Breakfast and 4 days with Continental Breakfast per week.


Lunch includes a choice of 3 hot meals (one vegetarian) with salad bar, fruit, dessert and bread roll.

Packed lunches (on weekends): sandwich, water, crisps, fruit and cake.

Evening Meal

Dinner includes a choice of 3 hot meals (one vegetarian) with salad bar, fruit, dessert and bread roll.


Vending machines offer drinks and snacks

Classrooms: Standard classrooms.

Sports Facilities: Squash courts & large field space.

Common Room: Large activity room with TV and games for student use.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus and in bedrooms.





Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 45 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 15 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 1 hr 15 mins
(LTN) Luton Airport 45 mins
(LCY) London City 1 hr 15 mins


Travel times to nearest train station

St Pancras International (Eurostar) 1 hr

                                    Sample Timetable

Each 14 night stay will include 2 half-day trips exciting places/cities such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames or Marlow, and 4 full-day excursions to other major cities such as London, Oxford and Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.

Week 1
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional full-day visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards

Lessons Full day excursion to London, with Westminster walking tour and visit to the national gallery Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Oxford with walking tour and Oxford college visit
Afternoon Half-day walk to Egham town Half-day visit to Reading and Reading Musseum Mini-olympics
Evening Welcome games Photo scavenger hunt Culture club Disco or karaoke Make your own movie Big game bingo Film night

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