Now you have booked your language course. The adventure is about to happen! But what happens from now until the departure day? Read all about it here, and if you have any further questions, feel free to call us.
Confirmation When we receive your booking we will send you a confirmation through e-mail. You will get a link to our general terms and other important information.
Payment The program application fee is a part of the total price and will be deducted from your final bill. The remaining amount is paid around 60 days before you departure and should be paid no less than 40 days before departure.
Check your extras Be sure to have made all your add-on options such as travel insurance or additional sport course.
Sport courses Want to practice your language while doing your favorite sport? We offer additional sport courses in windsurfing, diving, tennis, yoga and beach volleyball, among others. Don’t hesitate to ask us for advice.
My Page In the spring, you will receive login information for a page that we call My Page. Here you will find detailed information about your trip. Here you can also check your own information and make sure that everything is correct. A couple of weeks before departure, all preparations are complete and you will also see contact information for your leader and host family (if you have chosen to live in a host family).
Student handbook Before your trip, we publish our Student handbook on My Page. It contains lots of useful tips, information about your destination and the answers to most of your questions. Our rules and regulations are also included. Please make sure to go through these with your parents before departure, it will make you well-prepared for a successful trip!
Departure meeting We arrange online departure meetings during the spring. Here, representatives from STS give all the practical information needed and you will get the answers to any last questions.
A language trip can be put together in different ways. The STS concept is:
Language – this is the kind of language trip where you have classes in the morning and fun excursions and activities the rest of the day and evening. This type of trip can be combined with a sports course (or photography, fashion etc) at plenty of our destinations. For this type of trip, we also offer intensive courses and courses that are specially developed for those with dyslexia.
Adventure – this is a very popular kind of language trip which does not include traditional tutoring. This course is packed with activities, excursions and other fun stuff. For instance, we offer Coast to Coast, an adventure that will bring our students across the US with stops at plenty of exciting places.
It definitely will not feel like your regular school lessons at home – our teachers will take into account that you are in a country where the language is spoken. There will be a variation of group exercises and supervised activities, all together with your new friends from all over the world. Your homework might, for instance, be to tell your classmates about the dinner you and your host family had last night.
Absolutely, we try to place friends and siblings that want to live with the same host family together. Same applies for resort and campus stays. Up to four friends or siblings can live together. Let us know when you book if there is a special person you want to live with.
We do anything in our power for everyone to be able to go on the trip of their dreams. It is therefore important that you inform us if you have any illnesses, allergies or disabilities. With this information in mind we can find a solution that suits you the best. We have host families that have experience when it comes to diabetes and allergies etc. and who are well informed when it comes to medication, nutrition and the ways of living.
Since you are surrounded by the language everywhere you go – at home, in school and during your spare time, you will benefit from every minute. The things you learn in the class room is just one part of the education. You will also learn a lot when you practice the language after classes, when you spend time with your host family, when you go shopping or when buying ice-cream.