Exchanges and Stays Abroad
Globeducate’s network of schools makes it possible for students to go on exchanges, summer courses or boarding stays at prestigious schools worldwide which complement the trips included in the academic programme. A unique opportunity to live very valuable international experiences.
Curricular Exchanges and Stays
At Agora Sant Cugat International School students have the chance to study abroad through our academic exchange programme that starts in 5th Primary. These exchanges help the development and all-round training of our pupils as they learn new things and values by studying in a different place.
The exchanges and visits are comprehensive programmes where pupils study and live in another country with its own culture, improving their fluency while living an unforgettable experience.
The cultural and language visits we offer are:
- Reads & Fulneck Boarding Schools: for 5th and 6th Primary pupils
- Summer in Wales: for 6th Primary and 1st and 2nd ESO pupils
- Bury St. Edmunds (Cambridge): for 1st ESO pupils
- Summer in Stonar: for 1st to 4th ESO pupils
- Summer in ICS: for 1st ESO to Baccalaureate pupils
The cultural and language exchanges we offer are:
- Norway – International School of Stavanger: 2nd ESO
- France – Collège Saint Gabriel, Rennes: 3rd ESO (for pupils studying French)
- Austria – Graz International Bilingual School: 3rd ESO (for pupils studying German)
Academic year at Stonar, UK
Our boarding programme at the prestigious English school Stonar, part of the Globeducate group, gives our pupils the chance to spend one term, two terms or a whole year there. The 120-year-old school is set among some wonderful surroundings near Bath and 90 minutes from London. The classes are small, there are many free-time activities and pupils can study the British curriculum without losing touch with their local tutor.
As well as its excellent academic programme and well-equipped facilities, Stonar offers students the opportunity to improve their knowledge by living in English alongside pupils from all over the world, pupils with whom they share experiences and make life-long friendships.
The residences where the students stay make for the students’ full academic development as they do not need to travel to school and there are no distractions from outside school life. In their free time pupils can spend time in the common room equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and videogames.
What Stonar has to offer outdoors is wonderful: pupils can take advantage of all the school’s sports facilities where they can play tennis and football, go horse-riding and swimming with their new friends. This gives them a chance to relax and socialise with schoolmates from all over the world, learning from the older ones and giving the younger ones a helping hand.
Summer at Stonar
Learning a language abroad is a great experience for personal growth. Stonar, part of the Globeducate group, is set in some wonderful surroundings very close to Bath and only 90 minutes from London. It offers comfortable residences for the students where they can enjoy all the common areas. The campus offers all types of facilities, such as sports centres and swimming pools, and technology classrooms and music studios.
In the mornings the pupils have English lessons, where they are with pupils from other countries and have to develop their conversational skills through dynamic activities which keep them active at all times. There are 15 hours of class a week, and at the end of the course pupils will be given a certificate.
As well as studying the language, in the afternoon the pupils’ day is completed with leisure activities such as tennis, horse riding, volleyball, badminton, football, swimming, painting, or drama, and in the evenings, there are other activities such as team competitions or karaoke. In addition, pupils are also given the chance to get to know the country better on outings to Cardiff Castle, Bristol, Oxford, London, and many other places.
The Stonar School summer camp is for children aged 10 to 16, and its aim is to ensure that they learn, improve, and practise English while they have fun with all the activities on offer.
Summer in Wales
Agora Sant Cugat International School offers the chance of a wonderful summer in Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, two quiet tourist towns on the north coast of Wales, where the pupils can enjoy a true international adventure. The area’s landscapes, together with the hospitality of the people who live there, makes it a perfect environment for pupils to enjoy a wide range of fun and cultural activities, and an ideal setting for a language immersion programme.
The pupils stay with carefully selected Welsh families, two pupils per family, where they have full board, and are close to the school where their lessons are. Living with a family will offer them the opportunity to practise the language daily in a fluent and natural way.
The school’s setting is beautiful, between the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia National Park. The school has classrooms and different sports facilities for all types of activities. The programme includes 15 hours of lessons a week, taught by qualified native teachers who specialise in teaching English to foreign students.
As well as the lessons, every afternoon from Monday to Friday the students enjoy different fun activities and sports, such as basketball, football, swimming, tennis, etc. The programme also includes a weekly full-day excursion to Snowdonia, Alton Towers, Manchester, Liverpool, Paintball, etc. Every week there is also an afternoon excursion to Conwy, Caernarfon, Great Orme, etc. Pupils also go to the cinema and, once a week, there is a disco-party with karaoke, and all the pupils, teachers, and accompanying staff get together to have a barbecue.
Summer in Wales is a unique 4-week learning opportunity for pupils in 6th Primary and 1st and 2nd ESO to enjoy a true international experience!