Gap Year, Unique benefits
Gap Year

Unique benefits

Long term study in immersion: Unique benefits

Free and personalised advice

A language study stay must be well-organised and must precisely meet your expectations, your objectives and your personal wishes. For this reason, the advice of professionals may be decisive. Do not hesitate to call us for telephone advice or to make an appointment in order to come to discuss your project. We make additional documentation available to you, we explain the differences between the schools which interest you, we answer all of your questions and we calculate the prices of the options you have chosen. Please note: these appointments are free and imply no obligation on your behalf.

Possibility to pay in foreign currency

As we exclusively propose the original prices of our partners, we offer you the possibility to pay in foreign currency. Otherwise, we invoice in swiss francs (or in euro), according to the current exchange rate.

Personalised price offers in CHF or in Euros

In order to give you a precise idea of the cost your language study stay represents and in order to give you the opportunity to compare different destinations, we send you free personalised and detailed price offers in CHF or in euros. In this way, you will be able to think things over at home, at your leisure, whilst having all the necessary elements at hand to make your decision.

Booking your accommodation (various options)

ESL offers you a multitude of accommodation options, including the best host families, selected with care and benefitting from regular inspections, student residences or shared apartments. According to the destinations, you will have the choice between solutions going from the comfort of a hotel to the freedom of a studio. Something for all tastes and all budgets.

Travel organization

ESL - Study Abroad works with the main airlines and can make a booking for you for anywhere in the world at competitive prices. Please do no hesitate to ask us for a free price quote. If you mention it on your enrolment form, we will send you a quote for a good value flight, for information purposes only.

Documents for obtaining a visa

Do I need a visa? What is the procedure? Where must I make the visa request? ESL will guide you during your administrative steps and will provide you will the documents necessary for obtaining your visa.

Free evaluation of your language level

The basic academic service we propose consists of integrating a class which corresponds to the level of language knowledge of each participant. This is vital in order to feel at ease and to progress in a consistent manner. It is also what will make the course effective and interesting. Consequently, all of the schools offer an evaluation test during the first day. ESL also proposes this service during a consultancy interview, if you so wish. It is very useful when you wish to take a certificate preparation course for which it is necessary to have a specified minimum level.

Free flights & special offers

Thanks to the professional relationships we maintain within the travel industry, we regularly offer free flights to some locations. At any time of the year, book a 12-, 24- or 36-week language course in a number of destinations in Europe and the USA, and get free return flights offered by ESL. New special offers are added to our website throughout the year so visit regularly and contact us to find out more.

Free exam cancellation insurance

Ideally and for practical reasons, it is necessary to enrol for a language study stay in advance (flight, visa, accommodation). Numerous students find themselves held up, whilst awaiting exam results, in carrying out the steps in time. Conscious of this situation, we offer a cancellation insurance free of charge which allows you to put your plans in place without worrying about the consequences in case of failure. In other words, you can enrol without risk for a language study stay and if, unfortunately, you are no longer in a position to travel abroad because of your studies (failure of exams), we retain no fees.

ESL promotions and special offers

Throughout the year, ESL offers special discounts on your language stay. Take advantage of our exclusive promotions by booking your programme in advance or with somebody else (the destination/school doesn’t have to be the same). Check regularly our website or contact us to stay informed about our partner schools’ special offers and travel at the best prices available on the market.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD

  1. Star Agency Europe
  2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fifth time at the 2016 ST Star Awards. 

  3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.

  4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.

  5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

    In 2016, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

  6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  

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TESTIMONIALS

Andrea Quattrone

I decided to go on a language trip to Newcastle upon Tyne with ESL and now I can say that it was one of the best choices I have ever made. I learned about ESL online; at first, I was very impressed by their website’s precision, and then, by the staff’s availability and professionalism. They were all extremely helpful and precise in clarifying all my doubts!

In the beginning, I went on this trip just to improve my English knowledge and skills, but it soon became one of the best ways to strengthen incredible relationships. I am still very close to some of the people I met during my stay and I really would like to develop these friendships in the future and take them as good excuses to travel more.

Anyone can say that England is a truly unique country, but going there is the only way to deeply understand this statement. The habits, the breakfast, the buildings… there are so many things to discover. And British people are so enthusiastic that they make you feel warm even in a place that isn’t!

The weekend excursions were my favourite thing! Edinburgh, the Lake District, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter’s one!)… The moments I spent in these places were truly unforgettable!

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María Bautista Villaverde

Learning French at the Institut Européen de Français was a great experience. I refreshed my French and got ready for my third Erasmus term. Classes are interactive and practical. Life in Montpellier is quiet, but – as it’s a student town – there is always something to do.

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Ana Briones Gallego

In October, I took an English course in Byron Bay, a small city in Australia, in the region of New South Wales. This experience was absolutely incredible. Byron is a very special place; the pace of life is relaxed, people are really nice and the surroundings are amazing. I spent most of my free time at the beach, where I could see dolphins and whales, only a few meters away from the coast. The main sport here is surf, so even if you’ve never tried, you have to give it a go. At night, there are many bars with live music. The school is very welcoming and all teachers are always helpful. I recommend Byron Bay as a destination, as it’s really similar to paradise! You will learn English whilst feeling constantly on holiday!

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