Embassy South Bank

Day Programme

Quick facts

Location: London South Bank University

Dates available: 25 Jun – 13 Aug

Ages: 13 – 21

Accommodation: Not included

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Our centre is located on the campus of South Bank University close to the river Thames, London Bridge and London Eye. This is the ultimate location for students who wants to explore the city of London as much as possible.

Living

This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of London South Bank University

Dining & facilities

Meals are served in large self-service dining hall (spread across 2 floors) in the main University building, in the LSBU HUB

Breakfast

Not included
 

Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Evening Meal

Not included

Snacks

There are vending machines in the main university building.

Facilities

  • Indoor multi-purpose sports hall available once a week
  • Local park used for games and activities
  • Cash machine (ATM)

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week – 3 hours per morning or afternoon, 5 days per week
  • Placement test on first weekday to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Modern classrooms with projectors and teacher internet access to use online resources
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and a certificate

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at McLaren House where they will register.

Welcome

On the first day 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 campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

Activities

Activities are organised on days when there are no trips, 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
Excursions and Trips
london
Half-day Trips
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places around London 5 times a week, they visit places such as: The British Museum, The Museum of London, Tower Bridge experience, Thames River cruise and The National Gallery.

King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Full-day Excursions
Full-day Excursions

Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture and visit The Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier

Canterbury: visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings and enjoy the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral

Cambridge: visit this iconic University city famous for its colleges and explore King’s College

Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
Optional
Optional

Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park

Windsor Castle: explore the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, second home to the Queen

Oxford: explore this iconic University city and visit the famous Christ Church college

London evening activities: Bowling, cinema, musical, The London Eye experience and Madame Tussauds

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

All Day Programmes start on a Monday and vary in length dependent on the centre. Some includes the full 7 days of the week, others 6 days (excluding Sundays) and the Malta programme for Juniors (8-13) include 5 days. Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Morning Testing/Induction or Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral Arrivals/departures or visit to Greenwich and Maritime Museum or optional trip to Thorpe Park
Afternoon Westminster or other London Walking Tour National Gallery Indoor Sports or Local Activities Visit to Tower Bridge Experience Museum of London or optional Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Morning Westminster or other London Walking Tour London British
Museum
Indoor Sports or Local Activities Thames River
Cruise
Science Museum or optional Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College Arrivals/departures or visit Harrods and Hyde park or optional trip to Windsor
Afternoon Testing/Induction or Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Morning Testing/Induction
or Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursionto Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral or Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre Arrivals/departures or visit Camden market and Primrose Hill or optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch College
Afternoon London Natural
History Museum
Indoor Sports or
Local Activities
Visit to St. Paul’s
Cathedral
Leicester Square + China Town or optional Madame Tussauds/ London Eye/ Tower of London

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help 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
2 Princess Street, London SE1 6JP 

LOCAL HOSPITAL 
St. Thomas’s, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, Tel: +44 207 188 7188 

LOCAL DENTIST
305 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JH 

INSURANCE 
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, 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.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+44 7771 845978

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
South Bank
University McLaren House
1 St. George’s Circus
London SE1 0AP