We speak to students and staff to give you a real insight into what makes our programmes work. Hear from individuals who are on the front line of what HSI offers.

5 ways to make the most of your host family experience!

 

Living and studying abroad can be a rewarding and enriching experience and living with a local host family is one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself into a county’s culture.

However, living with a foreign family for the first time can be a daunting prospect and take some effort to adjust to. Although, for those who make the effort, it is almost always worth it!

 

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Deciding which school system best suits you…

When considering study abroad destinations, it’s easy (and understandable!) to get carried away with the romance of your favourite foreign country: the glittery celebrities, famous places or simply following in the footsteps your friends who have been before you.

For some students, selecting a study abroad destination on based any of these factors is a perfectly valid method, however for others, these might not provide them with the best foundation for success. If the academic side of a high school programme overseas is the most important factor for you, then keep reading.

In this article you’ll learn the differences between the British and Irish high school systems, and which one might be more suitable for you and your future ambitions.

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Say hello to Kristine! An exchange student from Norway who studied in Dublin in Ireland for an academic year. In the videos below Kristine breaks down different aspects of her exchange experience to give you an insight into what it’s like to study abroad.

Watch the videos below! Kristine talks about her:

  • School life
  • Home life
  • Social life
  • Challenges and highlights
  • Advice for YOU!
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Say hello to Juliana! An exchange student from Brazil who studied in Southampton in England for a term and a half. In the videos below Juliana breaks down different aspects of her exchange experience to give you an insight into what it’s like to study abroad.

Watch the videos below! Juliana talks about her:

  • School life
  • Home life
  • Social life
  • Challenges and highlights
  • Advice for YOU!
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After the success of the New Horizons Summer Camp Ireland, we asked agents and students to give us some feedback. Here’s what they had to say…

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We asked Sidney Kwok, a Digital Media student at Worthing College, to plan, produce and edit a video showing a typical day in his life. The resulting video not only gives you an insight into student life at a UK State College, but will also contribute towards his Digital Media A level.

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Galina Tckour, international student

Russian student Galina Tckour tells us what it is like to come to the United Kingdom as an international student.

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Claudia Beltran – Varndean College

We spoke to Claudia Beltran, from the international team at Vardean College in Brighton, to discuss the importance of student welfare during their study abroad programme.

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Rebecca Moore

We spoke to Rebecca Moore about the importance of academic support for international students. Watch the video find out why she feels it is key to the success of a study abroad programme.

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Ehren Mieru – York College

We have been speaking to Ehren Mierau from York College, an expert in Visa applications for students, to help clarify what it is you need to do to be sure of getting that stamp in your passport!

 

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