Longer term students studying at all EC centres are welcome to take a session break to enjoy some free time traveling or returning home for a short visit. It should be noted that session break rules will vary by location and are based on local visa regulations. Students returning from their session break cannot expect to return to the same class, teacher or accommodation. No credit is given for accommodation during session breaks. Students requiring a visa for study must ensure that their visa is issued for the correct dates to include any session breaks.
Session break policies by location can be found below. For further questions please speak with your EC Contact.
Students studying at EC Malta on a Tourist Visa and staying for 90 days:
Students studying at EC UK, EC Canada, EC Malta (non-tourist visa) & EC South Africa:
Students Studying at EC Dublin:
* The information regarding non-EU students in Ireland contained in this document is taken from the INIS Policy Statement as at 14.9.2018
EU / Working Holiday Students
Visa Required and Visa Waiver (permission to stay) students:
The holiday break information above has been written in compliance with INIS requirements and will supersede school policy in the case of Visa-required and Visa Waiver students.
Students studying at EC US centres on an F-1 Student Visa: