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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.

England Boarding School Immersion Programme
From September 2019 to June 2020 *From £800 / 1-week

*Plus £100 registration fee

USA High School Immersion Programme
Idaho - September 2019 to May 2020 From $2,700 / 4-weeks
Northern California - September 2019 to May 2020
Florida - September 2019 to May 2020*
Arizona - September 2019 to May 2020
Washington - September 2019 to May 2020
Missouri - September 2019 to May 2020

*Add English Classes to programme

Included in the Price


For both these short-term study abroad programmes, we strongly recommend that students book through a specialised study abroad agent partner of ours. Booking through an agent in your own country comes with many benefits for you, as they will handle your entire application, placement and correspondence. To find a suitable agent partner, send us an enquiry telling us where you live and we will put you in contact with the best agent partner local to you. Please note: We are unable to accept direct applications for high school programmes, working through partner agents allows us to provide a much more efficient and personalised service to our customers.


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


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.


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.


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 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.