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Your school year at Boston College

Do you want to improve your English, meet lots of new people and have an unforgettable time in England? Then you have come to the right place at the world-renowned Boston College!
Spend 1 to 2 years of school at Boston College - right on England's east coast. Now new, experience Boston College from a stay of 4 weeks.

Boston College is a typical British Sixth Form College, so in addition to the British upper level (the A-Levels), job-related training courses and pure language courses are also offered.

Each class consists of no more than 15 students, this enables the teachers to cater to you individually and to help you achieve a good school leaving certificate. The college also has a large library, its own sports campus and modern classrooms.

With around 1,500 students, Boston College is an average large sixth form college, what makes it special are the 20% international students who come from Spain, Eastern Europe, Japan, South America and many other European and non-European countries, among others. To ensure that you get enough connection with the British students, there are no more than 3 international students in each class.

Every year Boston College starts with an orientation week in which teachers introduce themselves and their respective courses. You not only get to know the other students, you also have the opportunity to change your choice of subjects.

With the help of the orientation week before school starts and the additional English lessons, you can quickly catch up with the British students and experience a successful school time.

Take your chance and apply today!

Subject offer

At Boston College you always put together your own schedule, with the support of the advisory teachers. For the A-Levels (advanced level) you always have a choice of around 20 subjects.
The exact range of subjects varies from year to year, although some subjects are always offered. English and mathematics, as well as subjects such as culture & communication, film studies and economics, are part of the annual offer. As in the English upper level, you always choose the 3 desired subjects.

So that you can quickly catch up with the British students, you always take part in extra English lessons for international students.

In addition to the British advanced level (the A-Levels), Boston College also offers BTEC courses. Here you decide on a focus. The offer includes, for example, music, sports, theater, travel & tourism or business and media studies. Take your chance and decide between high school or your particular subject, the choice is yours!

A level:

Business, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, History, Law, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Creative Media Production Certificate

AS level:

Business, economics, English language, English literature, film studies, history, law, mathematics, psychology, sociology, statistics, media studies

Sports:

Fitness and physical activity, activity leadership, personal exercise enhancement, health and nutrition, anatomy, physiology, psychology, training, coaching, injuries and biomechanics

Music and Art:

Performing Music, Music Production, Audio Recording, Songwriting, Dedicated Dance Studio, Plays, Musicals, Film Photography, Digital Photography, Film, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Typography, Digital Manipulation, Graphic Novels, Illustration

A test that pays off

Boston College is based on your individual abilities, but requires that you have some prior knowledge of the English language. For this reason there is an English test at Boston College, which consists of a multiple choice test and an essay.
Don't worry about this test, because even if you don't succeed on the first try, you can repeat it at a later time.

Afternoon activities

After school closes at around 2:30 p.m., there are many options available to you, such as a modern and high-quality library for self-study, various sports options such as a school's own fitness center and various sports teams.

In addition, there are always numerous leisure and excursion offers at Boston College, e.g. to the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge or the historic city of Nottingham.

We recommend that you take part in as many activities as possible.

Your mentoring at Boston College

At Boston College you always have 3 supervisors who exclusively look after the international students. They are at your side with questions, requests and problems and always have an open ear for you. In addition, you have contact with your personal GYG contact person approx. Every 8 weeks. For emergencies you have a 24-hour emergency number both at Boston College and in Germany.

Boston College has already received the Bacon Award for its excellent mentoring of international students.

Short program from 4 to 20 weeks

Do you want to spend your stay abroad at Boston College in England? But 3 - 6 terms are too long for you? Then take your chance and opt for a stay of 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20 weeks! In the short program you can choose from over 15 A-level subjects or 7 vocational courses. In the A-Level program you choose 3 subjects from the range of biology, economics, criminology, English literature, film studies, history, law, mathematics, media studies, physics, psychology, sociology and statistics. In the vocational program you decide on your course, you can choose from art, beauty, computer, hairdressing, photography, sports, as well as travel & tourism. The choice is yours! With the short program you always have your own room in the Hall of Residence with use of the communal kitchen and bathroom, use of the communal room, free WiFi, cleaning, meals from Monday to Friday during school hours. Your program is rounded off with trips and city trips and a varied activities and sports program that are already included in the price. Take your chance and experience the Boston College experience.

High school after graduation

Boston College allows you to participate not only during your actual school days, but also after graduating from high school. Like everyone else, the A-Levels and BTEC courses are available to you. You have the opportunity to spend 1 year or 2 years at Boston College and, for example, prepare yourself more specifically for your professional future by completing a BTEC course. For a surcharge, there is also the option of taking part in a special study preparation course, we will be happy to inform you about this on request.

Your temporary home

At Boston College, you choose whether you want to live in the Hall of Residence or with a host family.

The Hall of Residence (HOR) - is comparable to a student residence hall. You have your own room and share a kitchen and bathroom with up to 7 other students. The HOR offers you the opportunity to design your room freely, to use the internet and to prepare your usual meals in the kitchen, alternatively you can use the meals provided by Boston College during the week. A modern, large leisure room is also available to everyone. In addition to your room, the Hall of Residence has its own leisure room where you can meet new roommates and spend your free time with them. So that you are always well protected, the HOR is protected by a security guard at night and looked after by the International Office during the day.

A host family - enables you to discover the everyday life of the Brits even better. In the host family you always have your own room and often your own bathroom. All host families are in the vicinity of the college, so you can usually walk to the school. The host families at Boston College always go out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need. Often times you go on different trips. Accommodation with host families is very popular, which is why you should always apply early.

Boston

Boston is a small historic coastal town in County Lincolnshiret, England, on the North Sea coast just before the mouth of the Witham. Only about 2 hours from London. In addition to historical buildings, you will find many leisure activities here. For example, you can visit the Boston Bowling Center or go swimming in the ocean. In addition to London, cities like Lincoln and Nottingham are very close by.

Discover the Empire

In addition to your academic success, the Boston College staff go out of their way to introduce you to the former British Commonwealth. Many excursions are organized in your leisure program. In addition, many trips are offered that you can use inexpensively. Depending on the offer, you can travel to India or Scotland, among others. Use your options!

Experience London with our London Orientation Camp

Experience London, the capital of Great Britain, in 4 unforgettable days! Together with many other participants you will discover London and experience the London Eye, London Dungeon, Buckingham Palace or Madame Tussauds. Of course, you shouldn't miss a shopping tour on famous Oxford Street or in the Harrods department store.

The journey to London always takes place on Wednesdays. The day of arrival is considered the first day and always ends with a round-trip tour of London.

The journey can be made individually or you can take part in our group flight from Düsseldorf, Dortmund or Frankfurt. The group flight can be booked in the standard package; it is already integrated in the plus package.

The departure takes place on Saturday. Here we will accompany you to the meeting point with your local supervisor or accompany you to the onward flight or to the train station for the onward journey to the host family. This way we ensure that you are always well looked after.

In London we live at the YHA London Thameside.Here you live with up to 7 participants in a shared room and take part in the YHA's breakfast buffet.
You will always be accompanied by German-speaking GYG supervisors.

Take your chance and experience London in 4 days!

The London trip can optionally be booked for € 350.

The price includes your German-speaking care and accommodation with breakfast.

You can also book an additional package with all admission tickets and full board for € 300.

Only the transport within London has to be paid additionally.

Your advantages at Boston College

Boston College offers you many advantages:

  • Personal and individual support in Germany and on site
  • Numerous course options
  • Possibility to complete the A-levels
  • Choice between host family and Hall of Residence
  • Possibility to spend the holidays at home
  • Program costs can be partially paid during the stay (information on request)
  • Participation in the London orientation camp possible
  • Participation also possible without EU citizenship (with surcharge)

Brief information

Age: From 16 years of age (reference date August 31)

Length: 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 20 weeks, 1 school year, 2 school years

Start: September

Start of short programs: Individually

Language level: Medium command of English

Type of school: Open to all types of schools

Requirement: Completion of grade 10 (high school grade 9) before departure

Take your chance and apply for Boston College today!

Apply now, free of charge and without obligation!