Overview

Studying abroad in the United Kingdom is an adventure that will take you out of the everyday classroom experience and into a global learning environment.

Explore the historical and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain, make lifelong international friends and have unforgettable experiences. With only around 1% of high school students studying abroad each year, this is your chance to embark on a unique academic travel adventure that will set you apart from most high school students in your class. How’s that for standing out on college applications?!

As an exchange student in the U.K., you will live with a host family while studying abroad for a trimester, semester, or academic year allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the British culture in a program that fits your school schedule.

 

Program Dates

UK Early Bird Discount: Apply by Feb. 26!

  • $500 off a Fall 2017 trimester program
  • $900 off a Fall 2017 semester program
  • $1,100 off a Fall 2017 academic year program

*High School Abroad dates and program prices are subject to change. Please contact your study abroad program manager for specific start dates.

Academic Year:
Program Dates: September – June
Application Deadline: June 10th

Fall Trimester:
Program Dates: September – November
Application Deadline: June 10th

Fall Semester:
Program Dates: September – December
Application Deadline: June 10th

Spring Trimester:
Program Dates: January – March
Application Deadline: Oct. 12
$300 Early Application Discount Deadline: June 24

Spring Semester:
Program Dates: January-May
Application Deadline: Oct. 12
$500 Early Application Discount Deadline: June 24

Eligibility

In researching a study abroad program in the United Kingdom, you have already shown you are open-minded in your academic pursuits, motivated to immerse yourself in another culture and flexible enough to live outside your comfort zone.

You should also:

  • Be between 16 and 19 years of age
  • Be from the United States or Canada
  • Possess a high school cumulative GPA of at least 2.75/4.0
  • Be in great mental* and physical health
  • Have a genuine interest in becoming a part of your host family and community

*What does it mean to be in good mental health?
Moving to a new culture and staying in unfamiliar surroundings without your normal support structure can be very stressful, even to the most well-adjusted student. Sending a student with pre-existing conditions on a long term exchange program could exacerbate whatever challenges the student was previously facing. In order to ensure the safety of our participants, we must be rigorous in our pre-screening of our high school abroad applicants. Learn more in our FAQs section.

 

Costs

Academic Trimester: $11,600
Academic Semester:  $15,840
Academic Year: $25, 920

UK Early Bird Discount: Apply by Feb. 26!

  • $500 off a Fall 2017 trimester program
  • $900 off a Fall 2017 semester program
  • $1,100 off a Fall 2017 academic year program

Program Prices include:

  • Round-trip international airfare from JFK to London
  • Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
  • Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
  • Medical/Accident insurance
  • Support and counseling services from in-country staff
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pre-departure Orientation and Preparation
    • Cultural Pre-departure Orientation (via Skype)
    • General Pre-departure Orientation (in-person or via Skype)
  • Arrival Orientation in United Kingdom host placement region
  • 3 night Dublin Tour in October
  • 2 night London Tour in April
  • Opportunities to volunteer in your host community
  • Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program

Accommodation

Living with a host family while studying abroad in the U.K. is the best way to learn about the culture. Full immersion into a country not only lets you live life as a local, but also offers you a chance to build incredible life skills like independence and flexibility while gaining a global perspective

All Greenheart Travel high school abroad students live with a screened and thoroughly vetted, local host family and are provided with 2-3 meals per day.

As an exchange student living with a host family, you can expect to be a fully integrated member of the family dynamic. We make it a priority to place students with host families that closely match your interests and personality. For this reason we work first to find a suitable family rather than a destination preference.

 

Application Process

 

Way to go! You are about to take the next step in an incredible journey!

To get started, select the APPLY NOW button on the left.

Once the initial form is completed, you will receive an email from your high school program manager to schedule a time to discuss studying abroad in the U.K.

If you are qualified, we will then send another email that will provide a link to the official online application.

Below is an outline of documents you will need to include for the application process. Most forms are available for download within the online application.

  • Medical form
  • Parent’s Questionnaire
  • Copy of passport
  • Teacher’s Recommendation
  • Transcript of Grades
  • Official Transcripts from school(s) attended (Previous 3 years and first half of current year, if available)
  • 3 photos with friends/family
  • $1000 deposit (payable by credit card)

The policies and conditions form will be sent to you in a different e-mail to sign and return.