Ministay For Students Aged 10+

At our school in Bournemouth we welcome groups from 5 students up to 90 students between January and 28th June, and again from 24th August, until the end of the year. We have a comfortable and welcoming school environment perfect for your group to relax and enjoy their inter-cultural learning experience. We are a 10-minute walk to the cliffs, 10 minutes to the beach and just 15 minutes to the City Centre. In 2023 we welcomed more than 1000 students to our spacious school in Bournemouth. Students can be accommodated with one of our carefully selected host families. Most of our hosts have worked with us for many years and students often remain in touch after their stay.

Our dedicated IP staff members are available at any time and happy to assist with the group on site. Daily meetings with the group leaders are held in order to make sure everything is OK. For full details of the supervision levels for all our students please click here.

The 6 night basic package is very competitively priced and includes:
  • Full board in homestay
  • Local bus pass for the duration of the stay
  • 20 lessons (mainly morning, rarely afternoons)
  • Placement test online prior to arrival
  • Maximum of 15 students per class
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Welcome Meeting; 2 afternoon activities (orientation tour and another activity)
  • Cream Tea & Graduation Ceremony
  • Free Group Leaders according to the group size
  • Member of Europa School staff to support the group
  • Return airport transfer from all London Airports to/from Bournemouth
Add-ons are possible, the programme is very flexible. You can choose among
  • Additional night/s
  • Group Leader/s can choose different type of accommodation (e.g. students in homestay, Group Leaders in Hotel)
  • Additional accompanied half and full day excursions
  • Additional lessons
  • Additional activities like Adventure Golf or Bowling, Quiz night and Karaoke
  • Additional workshops like Literature and Poetry afternoon

Please send us a Get a Quote and we will get back to you within 36 working hours.

Our Ministay Course design


These ‘Cracking the British Code’ courses are designed to cater for students at different levels. ‘Beyond Fish & Chips’ is for those up to Intermediate, and ‘Discovering the Intricacies of British Culture’ for those at Upper-Intermediate and beyond. Daily topics include British landscapes and attractions, food, festivals, the Royal Family, and British customs & habits.

The objectives are to:

  • Introduce students to basic aspects of Britain and British culture
  • Build related vocabulary through practising reading and listening skills in the context of British culture
  • To develop basic grammar skills and improve speaking ability and confidence through constant opportunities for discussion and presentation
  • To enhance writing and creative skills by creating a blog post and reviews based on poster presentations.