Embassy Portsmouth

Welcome to Embassy Portsmouth

Our centre is located next to the seafront in a building which is part of the University of Portsmouth. Both the centre and accommodation are within a short walk of the city centre, the Historic Dockyard and the Clarence Pier. Portsmouth has a lot to offer, with sights such as the Spinnaker Tower and Southsea Castle, and is also very close to other interesting cities such as Southampton, Chichester and Brighton. During the summer, English language students at Embassy Portsmouth will have a lot explore!

Key Facts

Location: Portsmouth University
Dates: 23 Jun - 18 Aug
Ages: 12 - 17
Accommodation: Single en-suite rooms
Sample excursions: Isle of Wight, Brighton and London

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Students stay in single en-suite rooms. Facilities include:

- Single en-suite rooms

- Room furniture include a wardrobe, desk and chair

- Rooms cleaned weekly

- Linen changed weekly

- Laundry available

- Meals are served in the on-site canteen

- Large social areas and common activity spaces

- Access to sports hall, 10 minute walk from the accommodation

- Wi-Fi throughout


Activities are organised every evening all week and before or after lessons. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre.These may include:

- Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball

- Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops

- Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show and team games

Half-day Trips

Our local half-day trips take students to places of interest such as Portsmouth historic dockyards, Chichester and its cathedral and the New Forest National Park.

Full-day excursions:

London: visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London, and visit the Tate Modern

Oxford: explore this iconic University city and its famous colleges

Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, and visit the Sea Life Centre

- Taught by qualified English teachers

- 20 x 45 minute lessons morning or afternoon

- Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level

- Maximum 15 students per class

- Spacious standard classrooms

- Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities

- Modern classrooms are located a short walk from the accommodation

- Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills

- Materials included

Classrooms: Modern classrooms are located a short walk from the accommodation

Sports facilitiesAccess to sports hall 10 minute walk from accommodation

Meals: All meals are served in a canteen located in the accommodation building

Common roomLarge social areas and common activity spaces 

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi available Throughout

Travel times to nearest airports:

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport : 1 hour, 30 minutes
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport : 1 hour, 30 minutes
(STN) Stansted Airport : 2 hours, 30 minutes
(LTN) Luton Airport : 2 hours, 30 minutes


Travel times to nearest train station:

Ashford International (Eurostar) : 2 hours

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