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Short-term High School Immersion

Xplore school immersion programmes offer international students aged 12 to 17 the opportunity to experience authentic school life in both England and the USA.

During these programmes, students are also able to immerse themselves in the authentic culture of the country they are visiting. During the weekends in England, we include day trips to exciting English cities and landmarks, whereas in the US students have the unique opportunity to integrate themselves in ‘Real-American’ family life.

Types of schools:

English Boarding Schools
In England, we offer full immersion programmes at a high-quality traditional boarding school within our school network. Students will live and attend classes as a boarding student with organised evening and weekend activities.

US High Schools
Within the US, we work with a number of school districts and are able to offer visiting students the opportunity to shadow real life American high school students whilst staying with a host family.

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England Boarding School Immersion Programme
September to December 2017 From £1,199 / 2-weeks
January to March 2018
April to June 2018

USA High School Immersion Programme
Idaho - August 2017 to May 2018 From $2,400 / 4-weeks
Northern California - August 2017 to May 2018
Florida - August 2017 to May 2018*
Arizona - 21st Oct to 18th Nov 2017 / 20th Jan to 17th Feb 2018 / Aug - Sept 2018
Washington - August 2017 to May 2018
Missouri - August 2017 to May 2018

* Add English Classes to programme

Included in the Price

Transfers

We will provide transfers from and to an international airport on both arrival and departure.

Accommodation

England
During this programme, accommodation is provided in the halls of residence at the Boarding School.

Boarding dormitories will vary from school to school, with single to shared rooms available however most have shared shower and bathroom facilities.

Schools will have separate halls of residence for boys and girls and there is normally a split in age as well. All schools offer full board accommodation and dietary requirements can be catered for.

USA
Throughout a US high school immersion programme, students have the opportunity to experience American life by living with a host family. Every host family is personally recruited and selected by Xplore for their passion and desire to share their life and home with an international teenager.

Whilst living in homestay accommodation, our visiting students may sometimes have their own room or they may share a room with a host family sibling of the same gender and similar age or even with a second international student.

In general, host families will choose only one student, however, sometimes a family expresses their wish of hosting two students. If this happens, the second student will be of another nationality, in order to guarantee a full cultural immersion experience.

If you have any special requirements, we will try to accommodate you, please let us know in advance.

High School

England
Full school immersion in subject classes, Monday to Friday. Participate in class as an English student would; follow the same weekly timetable in subject classes, sport sessions and even homework. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience boarding school life in England.

USA
Xplore works with both public and private schools across the US that are enthusiastic about integrating international students into their classrooms. Visiting students are assigned a student ambassador to shadow through normal classes and attend scheduled school activities.

Culture

England
Spend the weekends discovering local English towns and cities for authentic immersion to English life and culture. All transfers and entrances are included in the package price.

USA
Immersion with host family during family time at weekends and in the evening. Through this programme, students also have the opportunity to experience American culture through living with a host family. Xplore host families have a great interest in sharing their family life and culture. We place every student carefully to ensure that their time in America is as rewarding as possible.

Support

Xplore offers comprehensive support during a student’s time abroad.

All students will be given a 24/7 emergency Xplore number to call if any issues.

In USA, students have their local host family for support as well as a friendly local coordinator.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.

You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Looking for a longer study abroad option?

MyChoice placements are high school placements in England, Ireland, USA and Germany for students aged 12 to 18 who are looking for a longer term study abroad experience. What sets us apart is the level of control our students have on where and what they wish to study – that is why we call the programme MyChoice

We work with educational partner agents in different countries around the world, so if you are interested in applying for a placement with Xplore, please contact us and we will be able to put you in touch with your nearest agent.

MyChoice
UK

MyChoice
USA

MyChoice Ireland

MyChoice Germany

Anglia Examinations operate worldwide, are internationally recognised and comparable against other EFL examination bodies such as Cambridge, TOEFL and IELTS.
Our English Language Courses are accredited by ABLS and Xplore has been inspected by ABLS, a UK Visa and Immigration approved body
We are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide our customers with invaluable cover whilst you are with us. Our group policy has been specifically designed for Xplore activities and programmes.
Accredited the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for UK activity provision through the AAIAC.