Are you interested in spending your summer overseas improving your English at an ESL school? When you begin to do your research, you may realize that there are English language schools around the world. Don’t be overwhelmed! Let us help you and give you some tips on how do you choose your ESL school?
- Talk to people. Do you have a friend or family member that has studied at an ESL school? Ask them about their experience! What did they like about it, what did they dislike about it, what do they think their visit was missing?
- Look at your budget. How much are you looking to spend? If you are planning to live in a big city, can you afford the cost of participating in the activities? Will you have to use public transportation daily? Remember – living in a large city can usually be more expensive, however, everything may be more accessible and at your fingertips!
- Surf the Web. That’s right, many schools and programs are right online and take only a few minutes to locate. Compare programs to see what is and is not offered. Then, pull up reviews on that program – perhaps you may even be able to get in contact with an alumni!
- Ask Questions. Once you have narrowed down your search, now it’s time to get in touch with the school and get a better idea of what to expect. We’ve put together a list of questions to ask your ESL school to make the process easier.
Have you studied abroad at an ESL school? Do you have any advice you’d like to share with our readers? Let us know how your experience was and what you’d recommend to look for!