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.

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 and review their experience. Here’s what they had to say…

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We asked HSI student Sidney Kwok, a Digital Media student at Worthing College, to plan, produce and edit a video showing a typical day in his life.

Check out his video, which not only contributed to his Digital Media A-level,  but also gives you an excellent insight into student life in a UK state college.

 

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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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“The benefits of studying abroad are almost endless” – Michelle Obama

A High School study abroad programme will mean different things to different people but one thing is for certain:  it is a life experience which you will never forget and will change you for the better.

Many people who are considering studying at a High School in the UK, Ireland, the USA or Canada are making plans for their future.  It is undoubtedly true that gaining access to a particular University is easier if you have already been studying in the country where that University is located.

This means that, for many people who want to go to University in a country different than their own, enrolling on a High School programme and sitting High School exams in that country offers them the best possible chance of obtaining a place at their desired University.

In order to gain High School qualifications, most schools in most countries will require students to complete a two-year course before they can sit the High School exams.  For a lot of students this is a very exciting prospect, but for others, they want to experience school-life overseas, without spending two years away from their home country.

Many students undertake a High School study abroad programme on a shorter term basis, perhaps just one year, or maybe even just one semester or one or two terms.  These students tend to have a different objective to those studying a full two-year programme.

They will generally not gain qualifications from their study abroad experience, but they will return to their home country to continue with their studies and gain their High School diploma at home.  Students on a short-term study abroad experience still benefit from the cultural experience, from living and learning in another language and from making new friends and contacts from around the world.  Even on a one term programme, students are guaranteed to improve their English language ability significantly.

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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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Steve Rhodes – NPTC

We’ve been speaking to Steve Rhodes of NPTC sixth form college to find out why this part of education is so critical, and how it is achieved. Click on the link below to read our interview with Steve.

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