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Gap Year in England

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Language studies in England : Gap Year

There’s a reason why students flock to the UK to learn English. Doing one of our gap year English immersion programs in England means being a part of a vibrant, multicultural, English-speaking culture where business, art, music and fashion set the trends for the rest of the world.

If you’re imagining a seaside destination, Bournemouth and Brighton are fantastic choices. If you’re picturing strolling the cobbled streets of one of the UK’s prestigious university towns, then you could live out your perfect semester in Cambridge or Oxford with the crème de la crème of international students. Or, maybe you’ve always dreamed of London, and now’s your chance to live out your love affair abroad! Wherever you end up, you can make your gap year language course in England uniquely yours.

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Gap year in England

English is a language that has blossomed to be the most widely spoken in the world. Taking a gap year in England is the perfect way to give this language the time and effort it deserves while having the time of your life in the centre of the English-speaking world. From its pleasant coastal areas like Bournemouth to its historic university cities like Cambridge, to its buzzing metropolis of a capital: London – England has an incredible variety of places to explore. During your time in England, you’ll absorb English from both your lessons and your surroundings, all while having the trip of a lifetime.


Cost of living for your gap year in England

The average cost of living in England is £650 a month, not including rent. But ultimately your personal cost of living in England depends on your lifestyle, and how you choose to spend your free time. This also varies greatly depending on where you have decided to study – as with most countries, if you choose to stay in a larger city, your cost of living will generally be higher.

What makes England special for a gap year

England is a country with a long-standing tradition and history, and you can feel this in every city and town across the country. From its historic architecture to unique slang and culture and vast modern metropolises – there are plenty of things that make England special, just waiting for international students to discover.

Taking a gap year in England means driving across lush green fields, exploring gorgeous age-old buildings, and meeting the friendly locals for dinner in a cosy rustic pub.

Cultural life in England

English society tends to be quite polite but slightly reserved. However, once you have introduced yourself and “break the ice” – you’ll find that making local friends in England is actually very easy!

British culture has captivated the world and spread throughout it, so much so that you’ll find certain situations (such as going down to the pub or having tea with scones) very familiar! But there are also many other customs and cultural quibbles that can vary from region to region – so you’ll have plenty to dive into during your gap year in England.

The weather in England

Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always rainy in England! Throughout the year, England enjoys a mild climate, with warm summers and cool winters. So, no matter which temperature you prefer, you won’t be uncomfortable during your gap year in England!

Frequently asked questions about taking a a Gap Year in England

What can I do in England during a Gap Year?

With its huge variety of cities, towns, and regions, there is no shortage of leisure, sightseeing, and cultural activities for students, so the real question is: what do you want to do during your gap year in England? If you choose to stay in London, you can spend your days exploring world-class museums and iconic sights like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. If you choose Brighton, you can walk the vibrant, sparkling pier and try some of the local watersports. If you’re spending time in Cambridge, you can explore the gorgeous old-world university buildings and take leisurely riverboat tours throughout the waterways. The best part about taking a gap year in England, is that you have the time to try all of this.

Can I work during my Gap Year in England?

For most EU and non-EU students, it is currently not possible for you to work during your gap year in England. Please contact us for more information.

Do I need a Visa to take a Gap Year in England

For EU students, you can spend up to 6 months in the UK without a visa. For longer stays, you will need to obtain either a short-term study visa or a student visa – depending on how long your gap year in England is. For non - EU students, please contact our team for more information.