Please Note: The UK is no longer accepting new applications for UK programmes while we restructure our operations. Please note that this does not affect any of our Ireland programmes which continue uninterrupted. Please contact Declan Millar at for further information on options in the UK.

Programme Overview

Classic High School Programme

Study abroad in the UK with our Classic UK High School Programme. Perfect for students for families where price is the critical factor, and a choice of school or location is less important.

To begin with, our team of experienced Placement Managers match each student to a suitable local school based on their individual student profile.

Students are hosted by vetted and checked HSI host families and our expert welfare team are available to help each student achieve their potential whilst studying abroad.

Once placement is confirmed, we provide students with a profile of their school. In addition to students the being connected with their host families, so they can get to know each other.


Options & Criteria

Age 16+
Programme Duration 3 Terms (start September)
Academic Background Average or better
English Level Intermediate (B1) or higher
Status EU / Swiss / EEA Only

Programme Features

  • Our lowest-cost UK high school programme. Contact us for fees.
  • Study an academic programme alongside local British students.
  • “Good” or “Outstanding” rated UK schools.
  • Safe, accessible locations in mid-size towns and cities.
  • Live with a warm and welcoming British family.
  • As much support as you need from our Local Student Advisors
  • Transfers to/from the nearest international airport.

State School Features

Our Classic UK High School Programme takes place in local British state schools.

  • Good range of academic subjects and good facilities
  • Medium class sizes (25 – 30 students per teacher)
  • Variety of extra-curricular sports and activities open to all students
  • Very small international student population
  • Most students progress on to university
  • Single-sex / Co-educational schools
  • Religious / Non-religious schools
  • Local host families


Assistance and Homestay Transport

  • First and Final transfers from nominated airport
  • Assistance with other transfers
  • Local orientation upon arrival
  • Host family accommodation

Emergency Care and Assistance

  • Assistance and support of Local Student Advisor
  • Regular email/text/Whatsapp contact
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone contact

Academic, Social and Welfare Monitoring

  • Selection, registration and placement in a suitable UK school
  • All school tuition
  • Optional additional visits – if required, will incur a supplementary fee
  • Progress reports – included with additional visits

Classic or Select?

Our Select High School Programme is designed to give you choice. Study abroad in the UK, choose your location and choose your school.

We have partnerships with over 80 UK schools, each one offers something unique and different from the next.

Our experienced Placement Managers are the key to guiding you through this maze and will make sure that you find the best school for you.

During your high school study programme, one of our Local Guardians will act as your support and mentor, to help you achieve your full potential whilst studying abroad.

exchange student in class at local high school