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Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

Student Hosts

STUDENT HOSTS

Becoming an English
Student Host


Scholarship places offered to British children

Juniors 11-17 years

Residential and non-residential


On this page:

What makes a good Student Host

What we offer

What Student Hosts do

Available centres:

Radley

Shrewsbury

Woldingham

Marymount

Winchester

See also:

Centre Location Map

Course Dates

Sample Timetable



Radley Students With Student Hosts


Radley Student Games


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ENGLISH STUDENT HOSTS

Discovery Summer awards full scholarships to British children and teenagers during the summer holidays.

Our international students come to improve their English, learn new skills, make lots of new friends from all around the world and meet British people their own age.


WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

Residential scholarships

Experience life as a boarder at a top independent school following a full programme from breakfast until bedtime, seven days a week!

Day scholarships

Experience the full daily programme arriving in time for the morning student meeting (normally 08.45h) staying until the end of afternoon activitites (18.00h) or evening actvities (21:00h). Student Hosts often attend 7 days a week so as not to miss out on the fun.


APPLICANTS SHOULD BE:


  • British (and living or been educated in the UK)
  • Available for a 2 week period in the summer (Please note residential scholarship places include weekends)
  • Confident - you may face many new situations
  • Responsible - you should lead by example
  • Mature - the needs of the international students may come before your own
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive - come with an open mind
  • Resilient - you may find something hard at first (e.g. spending time with people you do not know)
  • Friendly, kind and polite - always!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFER:


  • A two week fully inclusive scholarship in a safe, fun and culturally enriching environment in return for being a true 'Ambassador' for Britain
  • Full board accommodation
  • Varied and exciting programme of activities and excursions
  • The opportunity to help international students improve their English in classes
  • A huge variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, art & design, dance, circus skills, ceilidhs, discos, ukulele, steel drums
  • Excursions may include Harry Potter studios, a West End Musical, Theme Parks as well as many places of historical and cultural interest e.g. Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • You will be supported by a Student Host Team Leader who will make sure you understand your role and know what to do every day.


WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM BEING AN ENGLISH STUDENT HOST

You may have just started a new school, or you might be applying to university. The English Student Host scholarship programme gives you practical life skills:

  • Develop your interview skills. The application process includes a telephone interview
  • Build on your leadership skills as you guide and support international students
  • Improve your social skills and confidence when meeting new people
  • Boost resilience as you realise what you have achieved
  • Gain new skills - maybe in an unexpected area - in classes, activities, sports, or in ways of helping people
  • Find out how well you are fulfilling your role. This feedback can be used as a basis of a reference for a Duke of Edinburgh Award, support an application for a part time job/gap year project/University etc
  • Receive an English Student Host scholarship certificate as a record of your achievement.
  • You should know....

    Every year former English Student Hosts who are over 18 apply to work with Discovery Summer as staff members. Many have later become senior staff!

    When applying for a job after University, employers can be very impressed to learn how you spent your school holidays.



WHAT DO STUDENT HOSTS DO?

  • Welcome new international students to the centre, show them around and find out all about them
  • Help students in classes (these may be English or subject-based classes depending on the programme)
  • Help students practise for spoken English exams
  • Participate in a wide range of sports, activities and evening entertainments
  • Share a bedroom or sleep in a single room on the same corridor as other students
  • Go on two excursions each week; sharing British culture and local know-how
  • Set an excellent example by always following Discovery Summer rules and by helping whenever you can
  • Mix with the international students at every possible opportunity
  • Wear a Discovery Summer blue T-shirt to be easily recognised.


2018 APPLICATIONS

The Student Host application process for 2018 has begun.

Please contact Leonora at Head Office [email protected] to request the 2018 application form.





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