Short Term Study Abroad

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.

Our short-term study abroad programmes are perfect for students wanting to experience what it would be like studying in a different school and living away from home but are unsure on a long-term study abroad programme.

All of our schools and host families are hand selected to insure that we they meet our strict standards and to give students the very best study abroad experience.

Our short-term school immersion programmes



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. 

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.

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.

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.



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

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. 

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.

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.


All of our placements are on application so that we can insure that we are placing the student with the very best host family and most suitable school for their short-term immersion. The UK immersion placement can also be added on to the start or end of one of our international Language and Activity camps that we have on offer, further improving a students language skills and giving them even more experience of living with different cultures.



What will I study?

How can I apply?

For both these short-term study abroad programmes, we advise 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…

How can I find an agent in my country?

Easy! Just send us an enquiry for this programme and we will put you in contact with an agent. Don’t forget to tell us where you live so we can find the best agent partner local to you.

Can I stay for longer?

These are specifically short-term study abroad programmes that last from between 2 to 8 weeks during the school term / semester. Unfortunately once the programme is completed you will need to return home, however if you are interested in participating in a longer term study abroad experience, we offer academic year placements in England, Ireland, Germany and the USA. You can find out more here.

If you are interested in studying abroad then don't hesitate to get in touch.