English school in Belfast: IH Belfast

From 195.- GBP
approx 220.- EUR
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Key points

  • City undergoing full renaissance
  • Excellent location in the university area of Belfast
  • Great traditional pubs, modern clubs and fantastic restaurants for all tastes
  • One of Europe’s largest arts festivals
  • Some of the friendliest people on the planet

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Private apartment, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, France, etc..
ratings
209 authentic opinions

Key points

  • City undergoing full renaissance
  • Excellent location in the university area of Belfast
  • Great traditional pubs, modern clubs and fantastic restaurants for all tastes
  • One of Europe’s largest arts festivals
  • Some of the friendliest people on the planet

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Private apartment, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Spain, France, etc..
ratings
209 authentic opinions

Located in the university area, just a 10 minute walk from the city centre, in a district full of bars and restaurants intended for a large, international student population, our partner school has 12 modern classrooms a student room equipped with computers, a small garden and even a kitchen and a dining room. A WiFi connection is also available for free throughout the building. You will learn English in a magnificent four-storey Victorian-style building where you will meet students from the 4 corners of the world!

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Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or shared apartment
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 195.-
(about EUR 222.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
195
385
385
2
390
720
720
3
585
1055
1055
4
780
1390
1390
6
1110
2000
2000
8
1480
2650
2650
12
2220
3950
3950
16
2800
5090
5090
24
4200
7610
7610
Extra week (24+)
165
305
305
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
(about EUR 273.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
240
430
430
2
480
810
810
3
720
1190
1190
4
960
1570
1570
6
1380
2270
2270
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
16
3520
5810
5810
24
5280
8690
8690
Extra week (24+)
210
350
350
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course + options (Media, Business, general etc.)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 449.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Media, Business, general etc.)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6000
8290
8290
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 449.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6000
8290
8290
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 FCE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
08.05 / 31.07 / 13.11.2017
Starting dates 8 wk
10.04 / 03.07 / 16.10.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
13.03 / 05.06 / 18.09.2017
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CAE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
08.05 / 31.07 / 06.11.2017
Starting dates 8 wk
10.04 / 03.07 / 09.10.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
13.03 / 05.06 / 11.09.2017
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CPE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
15.05 / 06.11.2017
Starting dates 8 wk
17.04 / 09.10.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
20.03 / 11.09.2017
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 IELTS)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
17.03 / 14.04 / 17.04 / 01.05 / 29.05 / 12.07 / 28.08.2017
Holidays
25.12.2016 - 07.01.2017
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 195.-
(about EUR 222.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
195
385
385
2
390
720
720
3
585
1055
1055
4
780
1390
1390
6
1110
2000
2000
8
1480
2650
2650
12
2220
3950
3950
16
2800
5090
5090
24
4200
7610
7610
Extra week (24+)
165
305
305
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 240.-
(about EUR 273.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
240
430
430
2
480
810
810
3
720
1190
1190
4
960
1570
1570
6
1380
2270
2270
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
16
3520
5810
5810
24
5280
8690
8690
Extra week (24+)
210
350
350
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course + options (Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 449.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Media, English for specific purposes, etc.)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6000
8290
8290
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 395.-
(about EUR 449.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one - Business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
395
585
585
2
790
1120
1120
3
1185
1655
1655
4
1580
2190
2190
6
2310
3200
3200
8
3080
4250
4250
12
4620
6350
6350
16
6000
8290
8290
24
9000
12410
12410
Extra week (24+)
365
505
505
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 FCE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
14.05 / 30.07 / 19.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
16.04 / 02.07 / 22.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
19.03 / 04.06 / 24.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CAE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
07.05 / 30.07 / 12.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
09.04 / 02.07 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
12.03 / 04.06 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 CPE)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
21.05 / 05.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
23.04 / 08.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
26.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 960.-
(about EUR 1092.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 IELTS)
Course duration
4 / 8 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:30 (2x/week)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
4
960
1570
1570
8
1840
3010
3010
12
2760
4490
4490
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.19   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.03 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 07.05 / 28.05 / 12.07 / 27.08.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 03.06, 09.12.2017 CAE: 03.06, 02.12.2017 CPE: 02.12.2017 )
Extra night with host family 24 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 30 GBP
Extra night in a shared apartment 24 GBP
Extra night in a private apartment 29 GBP
Extra night in a residence 25 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (08.00-22.00) 55 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (22.00-08.00) 80 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 120 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 140 GBP
CPE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximate price) 144 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (FCE: 09.06, 15.12.2018 CAE: 02.06, 08.12.2018 CPE: 01.12.2018 )
Extra night with host family 24 GBP
Extra night with host family, private bathroom 30 GBP
Extra night in a shared apartment 24 GBP
Extra night in a private apartment 29 GBP
Extra night in a residence 25 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (08.00-22.00) 55 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (22.00-08.00) 80 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 120 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 140 GBP
CPE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximate price) 150 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.) (Queen's Elms University Residence (02.07 - 27.09.2017))
Private apartment, single room, no meals (Sandhurst House)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (18 y.o.) (Queen's Elms University Residence (01.07 - 26.08.2018))
Private apartment, single room, no meals (Sandhurst House)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
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School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

209 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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59 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, October 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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27 years old - Sweden
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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« Die Klasse hatte eine sehr gute Mischung der Nationalitäten.Es machte Spass mit den Klassenkameraden die unterscchiedlichen Aktivitäten zu besuchen. »
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
Ho trovato Belfast una città molto accogliente ed il corso anche se standard molto utile La scuola era un minuto a piedi dagli appartamenti,in generale piccola ma ben organizzata,classi poco numerose ma professori molto disponibili e ottima l'idea di organizzare ogni giorno un'attività pomeridiana/serale
2 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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40 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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23 years old - Germany
/ 5
Belfast ist top und die Küste ist atemberaubend.
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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« Die Nähe zum Studentenviertel der Queens University und zum Stadtzentrum mit Restaurants und Cafes waren positiv. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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Testimonials

Cyril Praz
Cyril Praz
IH Belfast, Belfast
Duration: 12 weeks

I chose to come to Ireland and especially to Belfast because I love irish music and I always dreamt of seeing the Irish countryside with its beautiful green hills. Belfast is a medium size city. You can get around very easily on foot and most things are within walking distance. The school apartments are great and very near the school. The history of this city is perhaps troubled but also very interesting. One of the first things you will realize is that the Irish are very friendly, they will always help you and of course, drink a guiness (or two) with you. The school is also very friendly with its lovely teachers who will laugh with you and make learning English fun. Classes are full of interesting activities, so that learning English is not a punishment but a pleasure ! The countryside is amazing and the cottages are very nice. In Ireland, there are also lots of beautiful old houses and castles that will remind you of the age of knights. If you travel around the country you should take the costal road because the landscape is simply wonderful. Belfast is a beautiful city with the River Lagan flowing through the town and its victorian buildings. Finally, I really enjoyed learning English in Belfast. I definitely want to come back here again, maybe for my next holiday !

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Mathias Bornand
Mathias Bornand
IH, Belfast
Duration: 21 weeks

My 5-month stay in Belfast was absolutely great. Belfast is a pleasant city and its inhabitants are very friendly. The landscapes in Northern Ireland and Ireland are breathtaking! I had the chance to visit many different places, such as the Giant's Causeway, the suspended bridge of Carrick-a-rede and the cliffs of Moher. And I was lucky enough to experience St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin – I will never forget it!

At school, supervisors, teachers and students warmly welcomed me. My experience was incredible! I met people with the most different backgrounds and I am still in touch with them. I lived in a cosy and well-equipped apartment, only 2 minutes from the school, and the city centre was 10 minutes away. My language stay in Belfast was great, I met many interesting people and – of course – I significantly improved my English level!

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Florine Allaz
Florine Allaz
IH, Belfast
Duration: 4 weeks

I chose Belfast because I was very intrigued by this small and detached part of the United Kingdom. The beauty of its enchanted landscapes - almost fairy! - did not disappoint me. The beautiful walks are uncountable, and the nightlife is completely different from what we are used to. Irish people are warm and nice; they are always up for chatting and sharing a pint of beer (Guinness, usually). As for the activity programme – there is a great choice: the Giant's Causeway, the multiple castles, the city hall and the different cities in proximity, such as Dublin, Londonderry or Galway. The cost of living is definitely cheaper than in Switzerland: renting a car and go on an excursion with other students is a great and affordable experience. The school is located in a quiet area full of students, as the Queen University is close-by. Courses are diversified and teachers use interactive teaching methods to make lessons more interesting; they are excellent, highly qualified and understanding. The only remark I can make is that I was not very happy about the students’ distribution among the different levels, but then I discussed the issue and found a solution.

My stay wouldn’t have been the same without my wonderful host family. They were exceptionally welcoming and included me in their daily life. I highly recommend Belfast; I have already booked my next holiday there!

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Host family
In order to learn a language, there's nothing better than full immersion in a host family. They offer a half-board option in a single room and in some of these, you will be able to have the use of a private bathroom. You can get to most of the host families by foot and for those which are further away, you can take a short bus ride. Most of the families live less than a half an hour away from the school.

Shared apartment "Sandhurst House"
The school apartment are located in a quiet district only a stone's throw away from the centre of Belfast and the main bus stations. Located only a few seconds walk away from the school, the apartments occupy an impressive, modern building. They have all modern comforts, including one or two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a WC and one or two bathrooms. Bedlinen and bath towels will be made available to you on your arrival. You will also have access to a washing machine and free WiFi connection within the apartment. From the apartments, situated close to the university campus, you will easily be able to access numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
Please note that the large bedrooms, notably for individual use, may be booked for two people, if you are travelling as a couple.

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"Queen’s Elms" residence (02.07 - 27.08.2017)
This residence is located in a wooded and quiet area in the southern part of the town. Its location, away from the urban hustle and bustle, along with the large size of its premises make it a perfect place to enjoy a little calm and serenity. But make no mistake about it - the university is only a 15-minute walk away and the city is close enough. You will be right next to Lisburn Road, a lively street with shops, cafés and restaurants and only a 20-minute walk from Botanic Avenue, which is a great meeting place for students. All of the rooms offered at the residence include a washbasin and Wi-Fi internet access. Each bathroom is shared by a maximum of 5 students. The students can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals (10-11 students per kitchen). But you can also choose to eat in the University cafeteria. In the comfortable lounge, you will meet other students from all over the world. Every week, you will be provided with clean bedlinen and towels. There is a paying laundry room available for student’s use and you can buy tokens to use it. The reception runs 24h/24.

Host family
In order to learn a language, there's nothing better than full immersion in a host family. They offer a half-board option in a single room and in some of these, you will be able to have the use of a private bathroom. You can get to most of the host families by foot and for those which are further away, you can take a short bus ride. Most of the families live less than a half an hour away from the school.

"Sandhurst House" apartment
The school apartments are located in a quiet district only a stone's throw away from the centre of Belfast and the main bus stations. Located only a few seconds walk away from the school, the apartments occupy an impressive, modern building. They have all modern comforts, including one or two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a WC and one or two bathrooms. Bedlinen and bath towels will be made available to you on your arrival. You will also have access to a washing machine and free WiFi connection within the apartment. From the apartments, situated close to the university campus, you will easily be able to access numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
Please note that large bedrooms may be booked for two people, if you are travelling as a couple. Furthemore, if you wish, you may book an entire apartment for individual use.

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

"Queen’s Elms" residence (01.07 - 26.08.2018)
This residence is located in a wooded and quiet area in the southern part of the town. Its location, away from the urban hustle and bustle, along with the large size of its premises make it a perfect place to enjoy a little calm and serenity. But make no mistake about it - the university is only a 15-minute walk away and the city is close enough. You will be right next to Lisburn Road, a lively street with shops, cafés and restaurants and only a 20-minute walk from Botanic Avenue, which is a great meeting place for students. All of the rooms offered at the residence include a washbasin and Wi-Fi internet access. Each bathroom is shared by a maximum of 5 students. The students can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals (10-11 students per kitchen). But you can also choose to eat in the University cafeteria. In the comfortable lounge, you will meet other students from all over the world. Every week, you will be provided with clean bedlinen and towels. There is a paying laundry room available for student’s use and you can buy tokens to use it. The reception runs 24h/24.

Sandhurst House Shared Apartment

General information

This newly built block of apartments is situated in a quiet street just around the corner from IH Belfast, which makes it ideal for our students, as they are only a few seconds away from IH Belfast and at the same time they are near the University district of Belfast, which is full of shops, bars, restaurants, etc. The city centre and all main bus stations and train stations are within walking distance. The building is completely new and finished to a very high standard and consists of 1 and 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartments. The flats have a kitchen, a dining area, 1 toilet, 1 or 2 showers and a lounge.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
1 minute
Means of transportation :
on foot
Public transportation average costs :
~ 3.20 GBP daily
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
5 minutes

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
5 minutes
Coffees :
5 minutes
Restaurants :
5 minutes
Shops :
5 minutes
Pharmacy :
5 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 12:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
24h staff on site
Deposit
credit card details
1

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area 1
Oven 1
Microwave
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Internet access WIFI
free
1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room 1
DVD in the common room 1
Balcony/terrasse
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Car parking 1
Bike parking
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
31 rooms
min.: 9 m2 / max.: 14 m2
1
Air conditioned
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
on arrival
1
Ensuite toilets
Ensuite Shower 1
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared shower bathroom 1
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave
TV 1
Internet access WIFI
free
1
Internet access cable
Floor
wood and tile
1
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided 1

To make the most of your language learning opportunities, it’s important to practise whenever you can; and whatever time of year you choose to visit, there’s always something going on. International House Belfast will go that extra mile to make sure your stay in Northern Ireland is memorable and beneficial!
You will meet other students and local people, and experience the culture of Northern Ireland on the engaging and varied programme of social, cultural and sporting activities. The school also has a calendar of cultural events which they recommend you try to attend so you have the best possible experience.
The school proposes a very large number of varied activities. The guided visits of the city allow students to get to know each other better whilst discovering the places of interest of Belfast, the colourful and elegant boutiques and the warm atmosphere of the old pubs. Sport also occupies an important place, with the choice of fishing, cycling, tennis, golf...there's something for all tastes! During the weekends, the school organises outings to discover the surroundings, including the Antrim coast and the Giant's Causeway.

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