July 15th - July 28th

Birmingham Summer Course

Explore the rich history of this green and beautiful land this Summer

Limited spots - apply in advance!

Discover
Organized by: Winsor Education

Have you ever dreamed of travelling and exploring both historic and contemporary famous locations in London and the UK, all the while improving your English skills? The Winsor Education Summer Course lets you experience England at its finest but with the opportunity to learn new skills at this Birmingham City Institute. You will be in the hands of fully qualified and experienced native English tutors who will help nurture and develop your English language skills. Suitable for all levels you’ll have the chance to get out and about and practice your new skills with activities including trips to London and local museums around Birmingham. You’ll also be able to sample some typical English treats like chocolate from the Cadbury Factory, home of the world-famous delight.

Play

1200px-ShiFengWaterFall_002
With plenty of activities after lessons and excursions at the weekend you'll get a chance to explore the history of England and see some of its more unusual sites.

Study

IMG_6587
The course is held at Winsor Education Language School in Birmingham in the centre of England. An established institute running a certified course, you'll be able to develop you English Language skills quickly and with some great opportunities to understand local accents.

Live

Share house 2
Stay in a shared dorm room with your course mates for a chance to practice your new language skills on each other

Length

This 2-week course gives plenty of chances to advance your skills.

Schedule

Lessons are run in the morning and allow for activities in the afternoon.

Level

This course is open to all levels.

Summer Fun

The course is run over the summer in England, one of the best times to enjoy the country.

Activity Schedule

    Week One

    Saint Martins Church England

    Saint Martins Church and Bullring Markets

    Join us as we explore Saint Martins Church which replaced the 13th-century church and was built in 1873. The original church included the first clock in Birmingham.
    Royal Air Force Museum

    Visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

    Take a tour around this museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular.
    Oxford in England

    Explore Oxford and Oxford University

    Take a trip to the lovely city of Oxford and experience Oxford University, home to over 22,000 students!
    London Eye

    Experience London

    We'll take you on a trip to London. The capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of the island of Great Britain.

    Come on a tour of Wolverhampton Wanderers FB

    Experience the football stadium of premier league team Wolverhampton Wanderers FC! We'll take you on a guided tour around the ground and learn all about their club's history in their stadium museum.
    Chocolate bar

    Eat your way around Cadbury World

    The home of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. We'll take you on a fun chocolate day trip to one of the UK's most popular family attractions. Not to be missed!

    Week Two

    Shakespeare birthplace England

    Explore Stratford Upon Avon

    Come with us to the medieval market town that's the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language.
    Birmingham street view

    Take a trip to Colmore row

    We'll take you down the Colmore Row area, the beating heart of Birmingham’s business community. The main street runs from Victoria Square to just beyond Snow Hill station. It has 23 listed buildings and is the most prestigious business address in the city
    Library of Birmingham

    Expand your mind at the Library of Birmingham

    The Library of Birmingham is estimated to have cost £188.8 million has over 400,000 books available on the public floors. It is also the largest library in Europe! See how long it takes you to read a few books!
    British city open air museum

    Wander around the Black Country Living Museum

    The Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open-air living museum that tells the story of the world's first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles and so much more available for you to experience.

    Choose your plan

    • Expand your mind at the Library of Birmingham Library of Birmingham The Library of Birmingham is estimated to have cost £188.8 million has over 400,000 books available on the public floors. It is also the largest library in Europe! See how long it takes you to read a few books!
    • Wander around the Black Country Living Museum British city open air museum The Black Country Living Museum is an award-winning open-air living museum that tells the story of the world's first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles and so much more available for you to experience.
    • Take a trip to Colmore row Birmingham street view We'll take you down the Colmore Row area, the beating heart of Birmingham’s business community. The main street runs from Victoria Square to just beyond Snow Hill station. It has 23 listed buildings and is the most prestigious business address in the city
    • Saint Martins Church and Bullring Markets Saint Martins Church England Join us as we explore Saint Martins Church which replaced the 13th-century church and was built in 1873. The original church included the first clock in Birmingham.
    • Explore Stratford Upon Avon Shakespeare birthplace England Come with us to the medieval market town that's the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language.
    • Eat your way around Cadbury World Chocolate bar The home of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. We'll take you on a fun chocolate day trip to one of the UK's most popular family attractions. Not to be missed!
    • Explore Oxford and Oxford University Oxford in England Take a trip to the lovely city of Oxford and experience Oxford University, home to over 22,000 students!
    • Come on a tour of Wolverhampton Wanderers FB Experience the football stadium of premier league team Wolverhampton Wanderers FC! We'll take you on a guided tour around the ground and learn all about their club's history in their stadium museum.
    • Experience London London Eye We'll take you on a trip to London. The capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of the island of Great Britain.
    • Visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford Royal Air Force Museum Take a tour around this museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular.
    • English Lessons Experience the way English taught by native English speakers in the very birth place of the language
    Total Cost

    Bronze

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Not
    • Not
    • Not
    • Not
    • Not
    • Yes
    £ 1389

    Silver

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Not
    • Not
    • Not
    • Yes
    £ 1765

    Gold

    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    £ 1979

    Priority list

    Booking of this trip is not possibile in this moment, please enter our priority list for upcoming trips.

    The best experience I’ve ever had!Traditional Japan was awesome, nice activities, beautiful places and amazing people.The classes are really nice, it gives you chances to meet new people from different places. The activities are great, and the attention from everyone in excellent.It was really an amazing experience in all aspects.La mejor experiencia de todas, totalmente lo recomiendo.read more
    Sebastian Hernandez
    Sebastian H.
    20:02 26 Feb 20
    All the information given on their website was accurate and the comunication with the staff is very quick and precise. The staff from the course are super helpfull and give good recomendations about everything you are interested to do in Tokyo. The japanese lessons are extremely good, in no time you will find yourself reading Katakana and Hiragana and babbling some basic japanese. Really a life changing experience. Would give more stars if it was possible.read more
    Juan Manuel Anzola
    Juan Manuel A.
    13:58 19 Dec 19
    Jose was an awesome tour guide 10/10 would recommend. The activities where great and the Studytrip team helped making my first trip to japan unforgettable. Thanks for that guys.
    Ronny illidony
    Ronny I.
    15:16 08 Oct 19
    If you ever thought, this could be an experience you want. DO IT! You will regret not to have done it in the years to come. They do a fantastic job and will take care of every single thing you can imagine. It's totally worth it and they don't promise to much with their slogan "a life changing experience". Trust me.read more
    Christian Gumbert
    Christian G.
    13:28 08 Oct 19
    I was on the otaku Japan 3-weeks course and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. The actives were all amazing and super fun. The people were amazing too. The Study Trip staff really made the trip enjoyable! Fast responses, easy to contact, super nice! 10/10! I definitely recommend it, it was an incredible experience!read more
    Victoria Lagerberg
    Victoria L.
    10:56 30 Sep 19
    I participated in the Summer Course of 2019 with Study trip and it was really fun and was an amazing, most memorable experience! I had a blast and didn't want to leave, I wished that the trip could've been longer and wished that I had more time to do other things... the staff are all very professional and friendly and helped as much as they can and always responded to any questions and messages. Thank you so much to Lindsay, Jose, Lydia, and Mika! I hope that I will get a chance to visit Japan again in the future. ^_^read more
    Tiffany McKnight
    Tiffany M.
    01:55 26 Sep 19
    (Translated by Google) I spent a wonderful month in Tokyo with Go Go Nihon. We visited a lot of places that I could only dream about before. Good organization of the staff, all available and kind."One flaw," if you can call it: I studied all'Akamonkai, very organized school and really good for those approaches for the first time with the Japanese language. Unfortunately, having already the JLPT N5, I have not learned anything new.The courses were still stimulating, and I can say at least that I have filled the gaps I had.5 stars for this unique experience!(Original)Ho trascorso un mese bellissimo a Tokyo con Go Go Nihon. Abbiamo visitato un sacco di luoghi che prima potevo solo sognare. Buona organizzazione dello staff, tutti disponibili e gentili.Unico “difetto”, se così si può chiamare: ho studiato all’Akamonkai, scuola molto organizzata e veramente buona per chi si approccia per la prima volta con la lingua giapponese. Purtroppo, avendo già il JLPT N5, non ho imparato niente di nuovo.I corsi erano comunque stimolanti, e posso dire almeno di aver colmato le lacune che avevo.5 stelle per questa esperienza unica!read more
    Giulia Cioffi
    Giulia C.
    15:29 19 Sep 19
    If you're even considering booking a trip to Japan with Study Trip, just do it! I had the time of my life and the lovely people at Study Trip made it all possible. Special thanks to Jose, Lindsay, Mika and Lydia!read more
    Ben
    Ben
    10:30 17 Sep 19
    These guys made me feel at home in Japan, and honestly the trip to Tokyo would not have been the same without all the help they gave us. I highly recommend Studytrip to anyone thinking of doing a course with them, it's worth every penny.read more
    Zerreptic
    Zerreptic
    01:09 17 Sep 19
    (Translated by Google) Very smart guys and well organized.I found myself very well with them, they have always been very helpful when needed (a note of merit to José who was a guide with all the trimmings) There has never been a hitch in terms of organization and everything has always gone smoothly .I believe that what they offer is a good service absolutely worthy of receiving a 5-star rating, however I just want to clarify that, probably due to communication problems with the school or other things that I could not define, inside the dormitory ( which was run by the school) there were some everyday objects that I had to buy and in general as it was presented, everything seemed to be included.Small things in any case, I recommend the Studytrip service to anyone interested in having an experience of this type in Japan(Original)Ragazzi molto in gamba e ben organizzati.Mi sono trovato molto bene con loro, sono sempre stati molto disponibili all'occorrenza (una nota di merito a José che è stato una guida con i fiocchi) Non ci sono mai stati intoppi per quanto riguarda l'organizzazione e tutto è sempre andato liscio.Reputo che quello che offrono sia un buon servizio assolutamente meritevole di ricevere un giudizio a 5 stelle, tuttavia mi sento solo di precisare che, probabilmente a causa di problemi di comunicazione con la scuola o altro che non saprei definire, all'interno del dormitorio (che era gestito appunto dalla scuola) mancavano alcuni oggetti d'uso quotidiano che ho dovuto comprare e in generale per come era presentato il tutto sembrava fossero inclusi.Cose di poco conto in ogni caso, consiglio il servizio di Studytrip a chiunque sia interessato a fare un'esperienza di questo tipo in Giapponeread more
    Sohoris
    Sohoris
    00:03 17 Sep 19
    (Translated by Google) It was an incredible experience, from the first day the staff of "Studytrip" is at your entire disposal if you have any questions during your stay in Japan, they are professionals in their work and very close in dealing. I must add that due to personal problems in my country during my stay in Japan I began to suffer from depression and they were always very close to me and helped me a lot to enjoy the rest of my trip, for which I am very grateful. 100% recommended!(Original)Fue una experiencia increíble, desde el primer día el personal de "Studytrip" está a tu total disposición si tienes cualquier duda durante tu estancia en Japón, son profesionales en su trabajo y muy cercanos en el trato. Debo añadir que debido a problemas personales en mi país durante mi estancia en Japón empecé a sufrir una depresión y ellos siempre se mostraron muy cercanos a mí y me ayudaron mucho a disfrutar del resto de mi viaje por lo que les estoy muy agradecido. ¡100% recomendado!read more
    Max Wolf
    Max W.
    07:58 12 Sep 19
    Went over the Summer Course of 2019 and had one of the most memorable and enjoyable times of my life so far! Jose was an amazing guide around Tokyo and the classes at Akamonkai were VERY intensive, but also very enjoyable. I was on the gold plan and if you DON’T get the gold plan you’re really missing out on a LOT of fun activities! I’d gladly do it again in a heartbeat! My love for Japan has intensified since going and I’m getting impatient for my return!read more
    Derek Wyland
    Derek W.
    02:22 12 Sep 19
    The staff were very helpful, and cooperative. Every question I had was swiftly answered, and when I was having trouble with my sleeping arrangements it was promptly taken care of in an organized manner. I think one of the best parts about the staff is how knowledgeable they are of the tokyo area, many time I was able to ask about recommendations and not be let down. The events they have lined up for the trip were fun, memorable, and organized. At all times I felt like I knew what was going on and I was never afraid I would get lost. I highly recommend doing one of their programs, it won't be something you will regret and I have no doubt it will be a trip you will remember for the rest of your life. 👍read more
    mike mc
    mike M.
    01:55 12 Sep 19
    (Translated by Google) I loved the experience with Studytrip <3Both the guides and the roommates were very nice and I had a lot of fun.Highlight the support and constant feedback both at the time of booking and in the country of Japan.José, the guide, a ten! He helped me at all times and since he could not always follow the conversation in English, whenever he asked me to translate what they had said, he did it without any problem.On the other hand, my personal experience in relation to language more or less well. This is where I personally had a little trouble. I have a medium-low level of English and I was having trouble following some conversations with my classmates. I asked often, to see if they could repeat it to me, and they kindly repeated it to me, but there came a time when my head couldn't take it anymore and I just disconnected XD.The language academy was a bit hard for me too, since I only learned about Hiragana and some basic expressions (typical of Japanese animation series), and I had a hard time keeping up with the class. Which made me frustrated.Taking into account that I was going to enjoy and that we had little time because we did activities many of the afternoons - I contracted the Gold Package of the Traditional Japan theme (or something like that) - I finally decided to enjoy and spend a bit of classes the last week. Although I must also say that I had a much better time in class when the youngest teacher was the one who gave it.In general, to say that it has been a fantastic experience and that I am planning to repeat, this time in a longer stay of 1 to 2 years to study Japanese.Many thanks to the entire Studytrip team!(Original)Me encantó la experiencia con Studytrip <3Tanto los guías como las compañeras de piso fueron muy agradables y me divertí mucho.Destacar el apoyo y el feedback constante tanto en el momento de hacer la reserva como en el país Nipón.José, el guía, ¡un diez! Me ayudó en todo momento y como no podía seguir siempre la conversación en inglés, siempre que le pedía que me tradujese lo que habían dicho lo hacía sin ningún problema.Por otro lado, mi experiencia personal en relación al lenguaje más o menos bien. Aquí es donde yo personalmente lo pasaba un poco mal. Tengo un nivel medio-bajo de inglés y me costaba seguir algunas conversaciones con las compañeras. Preguntaba a menudo, a ver si me lo podían repetir, y amablemente me lo repetían, pero llegaba un momento en que mi cabeza ya no podía más y simplemente desconectaba XD.La academia de idiomas fue un poco dura para mi también, ya que fui sabiendo solo Hiragana y algunas expresiones básicas (típicas de las series de animación japonesa), y me costaba mucho seguir el ritmo de la clase. Lo que hacía que me frustrase.Teniendo en cuenta que iba para disfrutar y que teníamos poco tiempo pues hacíamos actividades muchas de las tardes - contraté el Paquete Oro de la temática Traditional Japan (o algo así) - decidí finalmente disfrutar y pasar un poco de las clases la última semana. Aunque también he de decir que lo pasaba mucho mejor en clase cuando la profesora más joven era quien la daba.En general, decir que ha sido una experiencia fantástica y que estoy planteándome repetir, esta vez en una estancia más larga de 1 a 2 años para estudiar Japonés.¡Muchas gracias a todo el equipo de Studytrip!read more
    Cristina López Montalvo
    Cristina López M.
    17:28 02 Sep 19
    I had such an excellent time. I went on the cultural StudyTrip to Tokyo. The activities were amazing fun, I learnt so much, the course leaders were friendly, supportive and just all round wonderful. The lessons I took were challenging in a good way. Everyone who came on the course was lovely and we have forged some lifelong international friendships. The team at studytrips/GoGo Nihon were dedicated to making sure we had a fantastic time, and could not have been more accommodating. The three weeks passed far too fast, and we were all very sad to leave, but the memories we made will last forever!read more
    Emily Jupitus
    Emily J.
    10:51 02 Sep 19
    It was a wonderful experience, I had the opportunity to learn and practice the language while having fun, apart from all the people and places you get to know, I definitely recommend it! You will want to stay even more time!read more
    Ricardo Adrian Silva
    Ricardo Adrian S.
    19:11 28 Aug 19
    (Translated by Google) I attended Traditional Japan and deserves 5 stars, even more!I was ready to spend 3 beautiful and hectic weeks, but my expectations were exceeded. The course at Akamonkai is excellent, the lessons are perfectly organized and the teachers are precise and very good. The organization of the entire study holiday was impeccable and the activities were very fun. The entire StudyTrip staff, both the Italian one who answers any doubts via email, and the one in Japan has always been available even in the event of an emergency. They were fantastic!I will never forget this experience. 10/10 😍(Original)Ho partecipato al Traditional Japan e merita 5 stelle, anche di più!Ero pronta a trascorrere 3 settimane bellissime e frenetiche, ma le mie aspettative sono state superate. Il corso all’Akamonkai è ottimo, le lezioni sono organizzate alla perfezione ed i professori sono precisi e molto bravi. L’organizzazione dell’intera vacanza studio è stata impeccabile e le attività sono state molto divertenti. L’intero staff di StudyTrip, sia quello italiano che risponde ad ogni dubbio tramite email, sia quello in Giappone è sempre stato disponibile anche in caso di emergenza. Sono stati fantastici!Non dimenticherò mai questa esperienza. 10/10 😍read more
    Maria Grazia Rubino
    Maria Grazia R.
    15:24 28 Aug 19
    Really enjoyed my time during the study trips and meeting the other students. Dorms could definitely be improved. Other than that, the staff was amazing, especially Jose. Looking forward to doing this again.read more
    Alexandria Morenos
    Alexandria M.
    16:26 21 Aug 19
    (Translated by Google) This summer I had the opportunity to travel to Korea for three weeks with the short summer course and it was great. From the first day they provided me with the arrival at my accommodation, as well as information regarding transportation, sim card for my phone ... The activities were varied and they recommended nearby places to make the most of each afternoon. Korean classes at Lexis are intense but we learned a lot in a short time. If you want to travel to Korea but you are afraid to travel alone, I recommend it, it is a unique experience: D(Original)Este verano he tenido la oportunidad de viajar a Corea durante tres semanas con el curso corto de verano y ha sido genial. Desde el primer día me facilitaron la llegada a mi alojamiento, así como información relativa a transporte, tarjeta sim para mi teléfono... Las actividades fueron variadas y nos recomendaron lugares cercanos para aprovechar al máximo cada tarde. Las clases de coreano en Lexis son intensas pero aprendimos mucho en poco tiempo. Si quieres viajar a Corea pero te da miedo viajar solo, te lo recomiendo, es una experiencia única :Dread more
    Laura Menoyo
    Laura M.
    17:58 18 Aug 19
    Excellent team and always helpful. They make sure you feel always at ease! 100% recommended!
    Diego Bermudez
    Diego B.
    13:50 17 Aug 19
    The experiences, feelings and all the new memories I've got from Studytrip through this summer was so amazing and wonderful that it's hard to put it into mere words! I took the course Traditional Japan 2019 (about three weeks) and there wasn't a single day or activity I was disappointed in! The school, the guide, friends- everything was absolutely perfect! Going to this study trip, learning Japanese, got to know new friends from all around the world- this trip is really the highlight for me this year! 🌟Thank you so much for all your services, Studytrip! I'm so grateful that this was the most eventful trip I ever been on my own!🌸read more
    Riia
    Riia
    21:59 11 Aug 19
    If you decide you wanna live in japan or not then this study trip is a good start. They have a very friendly and responsive staff if you need help with anything. I would recommend this trip for anyone deciding to live in japan or notread more
    emerson marcelo
    emerson M.
    03:01 12 Jul 19
    (Translated by Google) Going to Japan with Studytrip is an unforgettable experience. Exchange, meetings, discoveries and wonderful memories are on the program!(Original)Aller au Japon avec Studytrip est une expérience inoubliable. Echange, rencontres, découvertes et merveilleux souvenirs sont au programme !read more
    marine cordier
    marine C.
    06:45 01 Jun 19
    (Translated by Google) I loved this study holiday! The school, the activities and the moments spent together with everyone. The Studytrip guys were very nice and made the activities very pleasant. The school of their choice was just what I wanted, it allowed me to speak a lot in Japanese and the teachers were nice and always available and kind. It was a really good experience, thanks.(Original)Ho adorato questa vacanza studio! La scuola, le attività e i momenti passati insieme a tutti. I ragazzi di Studytrip sono stati simpaticissimi e hanno reso le attività molto piacevoli. La scuola da loro scelta era proprio quello che volevo, mi ha permesso di parlare molto in giapponese e le insegnanti erano simpatiche e sempre disponibili e gentili. È stata davvero una bella esperienza, grazie.read more
    Domenico D'Agostino
    Domenico D.
    07:47 31 May 19
    I had an amazing time and trip in Tokyo thanks to the team of studytrip. I was able to see and do so much, and staying with a host family was one of the best decisions i ever made. My studytrip also gave me a solid foundation to do some solotraveling as well as see and experience more of Japan.read more
    Jitciea
    Jitciea
    09:24 23 May 19
    Great attention and good companions ,the staff y super friendly and accesible.
    Juan Quintero
    Juan Q.
    02:32 22 May 19
    (Translated by Google) I must admit that I have enjoyed this trip a lot, the people who belong to this service are very kind, friendly. Any questions you have, get their answer immediately. And the activities that were carried out met my expectations! Highly recommended! Very sure! :3(Original)Debo reconocer que he disfrutado mucho de éste viaje, las personas que pertenecen a este servicio son muy amables, amigables. Cualquier duda que tengas, obtiene su una respuesta inmediatamente. Y las actividades que se realizaron llenaron mis expectativas! Muy recomendado! Muy seguro! :3read more
    Fiorella Cánepa Lama
    Fiorella Cánepa L.
    02:23 22 May 19
    I had so much fun during the Spring course with Studytrip. It's a great experience and you do things that you don't usually do with common trips. You also have the chance to study Japanese at a language school, it's a bit challenging, but you learn so fast. You will meet people from other countries and if you have same interests, during free time you can hang out with them and do some sightseeing or go to amusement parks... it's so fun and I highly recommend to do this course also because the Staff is so funny and they help you with everything that you have in mind.read more
    Michelam97
    Michelam97
    03:57 14 May 19
    Wonderful experiences that are hard to get on your own. Added so much to my time in Tokyo.
    Brooks Collins
    Brooks C.
    05:07 22 Apr 19
    What a great experience!! Everything was taken care of from getting all of the documents taken care of before going to Japan to getting to class and the daily after school trips and knowledge of the areas. I got to learn a lot of culture and was able to do a little talking with some of the people I met while I was there because of the language courses.read more
    Lee
    Lee
    03:32 22 Apr 19

    What You Need To Know

    Study Trip Dates
    From July 15th
    To July 28th
    Application Deadline
    May 14th
    School Dates
    First Day
    15 July 2019 UK time - 9:30 am
    Last Day
    26 July 2019 UK time - 5:00 pm
    Age Limit For Joining The Course
    18 and above
    Free Time
    The course is full of lessons and fun activities. With school in the morning, you'll then be taken on activities and excursions on afternoons and weekends.
    Accomodation Dates
    Move-in Date
    14 July 2019 UK time - 2:00 pm
    Move-out Date
    28 July 2019 UK time - 10:00 am
    Pick-Up Service at the Airport
    Birmingham

    Contact Us

    We will answer in the next 24h

    • We are currently experiencing issues with email addresses whose domain is hotmail/outlook. If you have this kind of email address, please make sure you check your spam/junk folders for our replies. Once located please be sure to move it/mark it as not spam and into your inbox.
    • Hidden
    Log In Close
    Book Now