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Embassy Brighton College

Brighton College
Quick Facts
Brighton College was selected to England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 by Sunday Times. The stunning Harry Potter style school is in the heart of Brighton with excellent facilities. Students have the option to stay in residence located close to Brighton Station or in friendly host families where they get to practise both their English and learn about British culture.
Location: 
Brighton College
Dates available : 
28 Jun - 9 Aug
Ages: 
13 – 17
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite / Homestay
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
VOYAGER HOUSE RESIDENCE
The residence is part of Bellerbys College
Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats of 4-8 students
Communal space in each flat
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms are cleaned weekly
Laundry is available in the residence building
Meals are served in Voyager House canteen. Weekday lunches are served in the dining hall at Brighton College and packed lunches are provided at weekends
A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £50
Wi-Fi throughout
HOMESTAY
Twin rooms with shared bathroom
Meals: breakfast and dinner are served at the host family. On weekdays students have lunch in the dining hall at Brighton College and packed lunches are provided at weekends
Bed linen is provided, but students need to bring their own towel
Homestay providers are located within a 45-minute bus journey from Brighton College
Bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned once a week by the homestay provider
Laundry facilities will be provided by the family once a week
Internet access
Food Options
Breakfast: 

Voyager House: Continental breakfast available including juice, tea, coffee, toast, jams, cereal, pastries and fruit. Cooked breakfast is served on selected days.

Homestay: Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee

Lunch: 

Voyager House: Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian option

Homestay: On weekdays, lunch is served in the dining hall at Brighton College. It consists of 3 courses and 2 main course options, including a vegetarian option. Packed lunches are provided at weekends.

Evening Meal: 

Voyager House: Three courses, 2 main course options including a vegetarian option

Homestay: Hot meals will be provided each evening at the homestay, e.g., pasta, chicken, beef, pork, pizza, or hamburgers.

Snacks: 
There are several shops nearby to purchase snacks, drinks and confectionary
Facilities
Common room and communal outdoor space at Voyager House and at Brighton College
Sports and outdoor activities take part in nearby parks and on the beach
24-hour security at Voyager House

Learning
Lessons are taught by professional and friendly English teachers
20 x 45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
Placement test on day 1 to ensure students are in a class of the appropriate level
Maximum 15 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Residential students will be welcomed upon arrival to Voyager House residence, where they register and receive their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms. Homestay students are taken directly to their host family or collected from Voyager House.
 
Welcome: 
On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the centre, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.
Homestay students will spend the first evening together with their host family.
 
 
Activities: 
Activities are organised on days when there are no trips and during the evenings, these activities take place either on-site or near 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
Getting to and From School Activities : 

 Students will travel to Brighton College on the local bus. For activities and excursions, students will travel with local traffic or on private coaches.


Excursions and Trips
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: Students explore this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London (Westminster) and visit the National Gallery
Canterbury: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings, especially the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral
Windsor Castle: The royal residence at Windsor in the English country of Berkshire is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world! It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES
Thorpe Park: A popular theme park with extreme rides and attractions
London: Madame Tussauds or Tower of London
Portsmouth: Featuring the Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower and the Clarence Pier
Extra Activities: Brighton i360, bowling, Laser Zone
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14-night stay will include 10 afternoon and 8 evening activities, 2 half-day trips to exciting places in the nearby area such as Lewes, Arundel Castle and Seven Sisters. It will also include 2 full-day excursions to London, Canterbury and Windsor Castle.
 
Students who are staying in a homestay spend Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in their homestays instead of participating in on-site activities.
WEEK 1SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun 28Jun 29Jun 30Jul 1Jul 2Jul 3Jul 4
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour
Testing /Induction
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day trip to
London with
Westminster
walking tour and
National Gallery
Visit
Afternoon
Brighton South
Lanes and North
Laine visit
Football/Ultimate
Frisbee/Rounders
Optional - Brighton
i360
Half-day trip to
Arundel Castle
Brighton Museum
Hunger Games
Evening
Evening with your
Host Family
Film NightKaraoke Night

Trash Fashion Show

Evening with your
homestay
Disco Nighe
Evening with your
homestay

 

 

WEEK 2SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul 5Jul 6Jul 7Jul 8Jul 9Jul 10Jul 11
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour/
Departures or
Brighton Marina or
Optional Thorpe
Park
Brighton Pier
Football/
Volleyball/
Rounders
Churchill Square
photo hunt
Half-day trip to
Seven Sisters
Sea Life Centre
Full-day trip to
Canterbury with
walking tour &
Canterbury
Cathedral
Optional - Laser Zone
  
Afternoon

Testing/Induction

Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
Evening
Evening with your
Host Family
Film NightQuiz Night

Talent Show

Evening with your
Host Family
Disco Night
Evening with your
Host Family
Arts and Crafts

 

WEEK 3SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul 12Jul 13Jul 14Jul 15Jul 16Jul 17Jul 18
Morning
Arrivals &
Orientation Tour/
Departures or
Stanmer Park or
Optional trip to
London
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day trip to
Windsor Castle
Afternoon

Treasure Hunt

Football/Volleyball/
Ultimate Frisbee
Brighton souvenir
challenge
Half-day trip to
Lewes and Anne
Cleeves House
Royal Pavilion
Optional - Bowling
Evening
Evening with your
Host Family
Film NightDrama Workshop

Trash Fashion Show

Evening with your
Host Family
Disco Night
Evening with your
Host Family
Lip Sync Battle

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.
 
LOCAL DOCTOR
Brighton Station NHS Walk in Centre, Aspect House, 84-87 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE, Tel: 0333 321 0946
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BN, Tel: 01273 696955
 
LOCAL DENTIST
St. James Dental Practise, Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1, Tel: 01273 570700

INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
Office Address
Embassy Summer School
Brighton College Yeoh Building
Easter Road, Brighton
BN2 0AL
 
Embassy Summer School
Voyager House Office
1 Billington Way
Brighton
BN1 4LF
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