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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:

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ENGLISH STUDENT HOSTS

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.

Discovery Summer awards 100% scholarships to British children and teenagers during the summer holidays.


WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

Residential scholarships

Experience life as a boarder at a top independent school following a full programme, 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, between late June - mid August 2019 (Please note residential scholarship places include weekends)
  • Confident - you will meet new people everyday
  • Independent - spend time away from family and friends as you experience life in a boarding school
  • 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 100% scholarship in a safe, fun and culturally enriching environment
  • Experience life as a boarder at a top independent school
  • Accommodation, meals, activity programme and excursions! Follow a full programme seven days a week
  • Develop new skills as you support international students
  • A huge variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities including 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 and Oxford
  • You will be supported by your House Parent 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 or to support an application for a part time job/gap year project/University etc
  • Discuss your future plans with experienced staff
  • 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 for highly competetive places 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
  • Attend daily feedback meetings with your House Parent
  • Wear a Discovery Summer blue T-shirt to be easily recognised.


2019 APPLICATIONS

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Student Host Scholarship programme.

Please contact Flynn Le Brocq at Head Office [email protected] to request the 2019 application form.





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