Make sure to follow the instructions from the local authorities, at home and at your destination. STS follows government advisories and remains in touch with all of our partners to stay well informed. We always have our students’ and host families’ best at heart and act accordingly.
Language trips - on the classic language trip you have lessons in the morning or afternoon and fun activities and excursions during the rest of the day. In some destinations, you can combine the trip with extra activities such as surfing or diving. For this type of trip, we also offer intensive courses for those who want to develop their language skills even faster.
Youth Travel - on these trips you will not have classroom lessons. Instead, you'll practice your language skills by interacting with your fellow travellers, leaders, teachers and the local population at your destination. The content and activities of your trip revolve around your chosen destination and focus.
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.