When you are back home after your weeks abroad with us, you will realise that your language trip has given you more than just improved language skills. It’s a trip that makes you grow as a person and gives you lots of new perspectives of other cultures.
These are all the things you will bring back home:
Experience from a new culture When you go on a language trip you will experience more of the culture than on a regular vacation, especially if you choose to stay in a host family. You will have local teachers who will bring parts of their culture into the classroom.
Another perspective on your own culture By looking at your own culture with different eyes, you will learn lots about yourself. What do you like about your own country? What do you not like? Perhaps you will discover how important your home country’s traditions and values are to you.
Personal development This might be one of the first times you travel abroad without your parents. Standing on your own two feet will make you more mature and it improves many valuable skills, such as the courage to take on new challenges, gaining independence and having an open mind.
Language skills Practising a language in a country where it is spoken will give you both improved pronunciation and intonation, and new expressions and gestures. All this will take your language skills to an entirely new level.
An international network of friends Your new friends will come from many different countries. Be inspired by them, share your thoughts and ideas with them and stay in touch. An international network is invaluable, both privately and in your future career.
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.