Frequently Asked Questions
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions not answered in this section.
How long can I come for?
The minimum booking is for two weeks, however we would encourage a 3 or 4 week stay to make the most of your time abroad.
What if I don't speak any English?
This is fine, from the moment you reach the airport until you go home, we will be on hand to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, worthwhile stay and hopefully improve your English for you too! You will find that your English improves quickly once you are with us, having the opportunity to practising your English every day.
Can I share a room with my friend?
Yes, this can be arranged when you book the course with us. We have single, twin and 3-4 bedded rooms.
What type of rooms do you offer?
At our residential centres we offer single, twin-bedded & larger rooms available, all of them with adjacent bathrooms, showers and toilet facilities. In addition, at Wycliffe Collage we can also organise en-suite rooms for an extra fee (£100 per week).
Some students enjoy the privacy of a single room while others prefer the communal experience of sharing a dorm with students of different nationalities. It depends on students' past experiences, their personalities and their parents' wishes.
Generally dormitory rooms are more appropriate for younger learners (12-14 years) and single, double and triple rooms for slightly older students (14+ years). BSC will endeavour wherever possible to allocate rooms according to students' preferences and we ask that specific accommodation requests be made at the time of booking to ensure that rooms are allocated effectively. BSC cannot guarantee specific room requests, however. It is advisable to book early to ensure that the accommodation type matches your preferences as closely as possible.
How much pocket money should I bring with me?
This is really up to you. However, we recommend no more than £50 per week as all drinks and meals are already included. It should be enough to pay for extras such as optional excursions or gifts.
Is there a place I can keep my valuables safe at the school?
Yes, there is a safe where the course director can keep your pocket money, passport, flight ticket and all other valuables for you during your stay.
What if I get hungry - is there a shop where I can buy food and drinks from?
Yes, there is a shop where you can buy drinks and snacks every day should you wish. The shop also sells toothbrushes, phone cards, power socket adapters - just in case you forget to bring something!
If I am finding the English lessons difficult, can I change my learning level?
Yes, you can. Your teacher will monitor your progress carefully and can move you to a different learning level at any time that is right for you.
Is there internet access at the school?
Yes, there is the opportunity to use the internet every day at the school, supervised by our staff.
What if I don't feel very well?
We have a school nurse on-site and also good links with the local doctor and hospital should you need to visit them. Students who have any medication should bring this with them in correctly labelled packaging which clearly states doses and times of administration.
The only types of medication the students should carry themselves are:
- Epipens for severe allergies
- Insulin pens
- 'Reliever' inhalers
What items should I bring with me?
- Casual clothes for everyday wear
- Warm sweaters
- Something to wear at a party
- Waterproof walking shoes
- A warm coat/jacket (preferably waterproof)