- Large Student Population
Bournemouth has a large student population from all over the world. Anglo-Continental welcomed students from 68 different countries in 2016.
- Most Popular Destination outside London
Bournemouth is the most popular destination in the UK to study English outside of London. Providing easy access to London and the rest of Europe. Bournemouth is just 2½ hours by car from London. There is no regional accent in Bournemouth making it very appealing to those wanting to learn English.
- A World Class Centre for Excellence in International Education
“I have been Chairman of the International Education Forum, Bournemouth and Poole, England for the last 3 years. The International Education Forum (IEF) promotes the Bournemouth and Poole area as a world-class centre for excellence in international education. In 2016 IEF, in collaboration with Bournemouth Council, helped coordinate the promotion of international education and tourism in the South West of England with funding of £473,300 from the South West Tourism Growth Fund. The International Education Forum promotes an English Education as a major stepping stone towards a successful career. England has a world-wide reputation for the quality and range of education that is available to international students. It also offers a welcoming environment with enormous opportunities for personal development. England is renowned for its internationally recognised qualifications and the expertise of its teaching staff.”
Guido Schillig – Managing Director Anglo-Continental
For further information about the International Education Forum visit: http://www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk/
- A Major Tourist Resort
Bournemouth is a major international tourist resort on the South Coast of England. Bournemouth has been named best UK Coastal Resort at the British Travel Awards for the second year in a row: http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11630391.Bournemouth_voted_Best_UK_Coastal_Resort_by_public___for_second_year_in_a_row/ Bournemouth boasts award winning beaches, the mildest climate in Britain and excellent lifestyle facilities such as shopping, entertainment, nightlife, clubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and sports centres.
- Low Cost of Living
Cost of living is much lower in Bournemouth compared to other larger cities such as London, Cambridge and Oxford. Homestay fees in Bournemouth are just £120 per week as opposed to £230 per week in London.
- Safe, Secure Environment
Bournemouth is a safe, secure environment to learn English. Bournemouth is proud to be accredited the purple flag for Night Time Economy. This prestigious award demonstrates the town’s ambitions to develop and improve the night time economy, encouraging a broad outlook on how the town is presented at night and tackling all aspects from cleanliness to access and transport, street lighting to signage, entertainment variety and choice of styles in bars, clubs and restaurants. http://bournemouth.co.uk/nightclubs-pubs-bars/
- Multicultural Community
Learn English in a multicultural community. Charminster is Bournemouth’s foreign student hub bringing students from around the world together into one community. This place is great for students to live, meet, socialise and make friends in a close knit community. http://www.charminster.net/
- English Authors
Bournemouth was home to and has links to many famous English authors including Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Robert Lewis Stevenson (Treasure Island), Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D’Urbervilles), D.H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings). Thomas Hardy described Bournemouth as a ‘Mediterranean lounging place on the English Channel’.
- Festivals and Events
Bournemouth hosts some of the biggest and best events in the UK such as the famous Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth 7’s Festival “The World’s Largest Sport and Music Festival”, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth Marathon Festival and the new International Festival. http://bournemouth.co.uk/whats-on/
- A World Heritage Site
Bournemouth is on the doorstep to a World Heritage Site – The Jurassic Coast. http://www.visit-dorset.com/about-the-area/jurassic-coast