Student Exchange Programs In England with Two Worlds United
Two Worlds United scholarship application forms are due on or before April 15th. Please be sure to include all components of the application as incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed. The scholarship essay is the most important component of the application, students should include an essay of at least 1000 words. The Two Worlds United essay needs to clearly address why the student aspires to participate in an exchange, why the student will be successful on the exchange, and how the student will contribute to the host country in a positive way.
Public holidays in England
The main summer holiday is about 6 weeks from mid-July to early September. Students also have two weeks holiday at Christmas and at Easter, plus a week in mid-October and in mid-February. Exact dates vary between each education authority.
British summer time
British summer time starts on the last Sunday in March when clocks go forward 1 hour at 01:00, and ends on the last Sunday in October when they go back 1 hour at 01:00. The time for the rest of the year is Coordinated Universal Time.
One of the most important aspects of the Two Worlds United program is that the learning is not limited to the classroom. The Two Worlds United locations themselves become a real “living textbook.” Students will observe and experience many of the things they’ve previously studied, including the language, history, culture, art, religion, business, and politics of the host country.
Note: Two Worlds United Students must be prepared to live in an environment as experienced by local students. This includes services and facilities not always being equivalent to what you may be used to in North America. As with any international travel, you should be prepared to adapt to local customs and standards that may be disconcerting initially, but that ultimately will broaden your understanding and appreciation of the host country and its culture.
July sessions are filling up quickly. Students planning on attending the Two Worlds United summer program interested in the July session should contact the admissions office to begin registration. Deadlines are April 1st for all programs, however the July sessions may fill up prior to the July 1st deadline.
Students working on final applications remember that your Medical Evaluation Forms need to be submitted no later than May 10th.
Summer Program Orientations will be conducted from May 3-May 11
Fall Semester & Academic Year Program Orientations will be conducted Aug 3-Aug 11
Attn: Deadlines for 2010 Programs
Two Worlds United Summer in UK 2010 Deadline – April 1, 2010
Two Worlds United Fall Semester in UK 2010 Deadline – April 1, 2010
Two Worlds United Academic Year in UK 2010 Deadline – April 1, 2010 Program FULL
Two Worlds United Spring Semester in UK 2011 Deadline – August 1, 2010
Upcoming Programs in England
Each year Two Worlds United provides unique and unforgettable experiences to high school students participating in Two Worlds United programs for exchange students to visit the UK. The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is one of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) and has a population of about 60.6 million.
What Programs does Two Worlds United offer in the UK?
Current 2010 Programs include:
Each Summer Two Worlds United welcomes high school students to beautiful IEngland. As a Two Worlds United student in England you’ll experience British culture firsthand.
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Two Worlds United offers partial scholarships are from $250 up to $1200. Qualified students may apply based on criteria which may include: academic grade point average, financial need, number and level of courses attempted in high school, rank in class, and information included on the International Awareness Scholarship application. Each scholarship is based upon meeting the individual scholarship requirements and the application competition.
After applying with the preliminary application, you will receive your Two Worlds United Full Application Form and a Scholarship Application Form. Please keep in mind that applications are handled as first come – first serve basis, so the sooner you apply the better chances to get a better destination city, and placement.
If you’d like to find out more about fundraising there is a Fundraising Information Kit online athttp://www.twoworldsunited.com/fundraising.pdf
By international standards, Britain is a safe country with low rates of street crime and violence. Use this general guide to help you maximise your personal safety during your trip. Most of these tips are common sense, and you probably practise them in your own country, but they can make a real difference.
As a Two Worlds United student on the program you must have adequate insurance before you leave to cover you for any health and medical issues, and also for theft or damage to your belongings.