Who Can Go?
Our work experience trips are open to 16-18 year olds studying a foreign language at A level or similar. If you’re a teacher wanting to take a class of students, we can arrange a tailor made trip for your group organising transport, accommodation and work placements for each of your students.
Can I Go On My Own?
Every year we have many students who travel on their own and they soon make new friends. Before you travel you will be able to contact other students on your trip via an event on our Facebook page so you can get to know each other before you go. Our group leaders are also trained in getting students to integrate and mix. On the Sunday when the group arrive, they organise an activity as an ice- breaker, so students can begin to meet each other and get to know the group leaders.
Can I Travel With My Friends?
If you select the same trip as your friends then we will always endeavour to place you all in the same city. Please remember to tell us that you are travelling with friends when booking. We will give you a booking code once you have enrolled on a trip, which you can pass to your friends to ensure they are on the same trip.
How Many Other Students Will Be Going?
This varies considerably from one trip to another; as few as 9 or 10 to as many as 45 could be in the same city as you! They come from all over the country so you will have the opportunity to make lots of interesting new friends as well as to learn a lot about a different culture and improve your language skills.
Which City Will I Go To?
This does not get announced until 6-10 weeks before the trip is due to depart. Destinations have included Salamanca, Segovia (Spain), Ravenna (Italy), Lille, Rouen, Bordeaux, Tours (France by coach or air), Aachen, Köln, Koblenz (Germany by coach or air).
How Do You Decide Where I Will Be Going?
A number of factors are taken into consideration when we pick which city you will visit. Firstly how many students have booked and if there is availability in an appropriate hotel and restaurant for the week of the trip. Secondly for coach trips we need to plan a coach route which would be suitable for as many students as possible (usually going down either the M1 or M6 corridor). For air trips, availability of seats is also an important factor.
How Much Spending Money Will I Need?
We suggest about £200, bearing in mind students have to buy their own lunch every day and evening meals on four nights. If students want to join in with all the activities and buy presents for their friends at home etc, maybe a bit more.