Exchanges and Stays Abroad
Having more autonomy, gaining maturity, developing tolerance towards other cultures and learning another language quickly and effectively are some of the advantages offered by an exchange programme. A differentiating element that will contribute to your academic and professional future.
Agora Barcelona International School offers cultural programmes and stays in England, Ireland, France and the USA. Students in all years have the opportunity to do an exchange with any of these countries, for a month, a term, a semester or a school year. In addition, our Primary 5 pupils have a one-week exchange with Stonar School, a prestigious UK school belonging to Globeducate, and all pupils from the age of 10 can opt for the summer camp abroad and their academic year abroad programmes for a term, a semester or a full academic year.
At Agora Barcelona International School, we offer pupils numerous opportunities to improve their language skills, including international exchanges. These are unique experiences which not only help pupils improve their competence in another language, but equip them for an international future, build friendships between students from different countries and cultures, and teach them values which will be useful throughout their lives.
Whilst learning a language is undoubtedly one of the main objectives of an exchange visit to a foreign country, the students benefit from this type of experience in many different ways. It opens their minds to other ways of life and helps them to develop values such as respect for cultural diversity. These are skills which will help them to become true citizens of the world, paving the way for a great professional future.
Through international exchanges pupils become more self-confident and more mature. They meet students from other cultures, and the whole experience helps them to define their own personalities and discover their true aspirations. Furthermore, being away from home helps the students become more independent as they face daily challenges that require them to make decisions by themselves.
Academic year at Stonar, UK
Our boarding programme at Stonar School, part of the Globeducate group, gives our pupils the opportunity to become a Stonar student for one or two terms, or for a whole academic year. The 120-year-old school is set on a campus of more than 32 hectares in the glorious Wiltshire countryside near Bath, and is only 90 minutes from London. The class sizes are small, and the school offers many leisure activities. Pupils are able to study the British curriculum without losing touch with their tutors back in Spain.
In addition to its excellent academic programme and exceptional facilities, Stonar offers students an immersive linguistic experience alongside pupils from all over the world; pupils with whom they will be spending 24 hours a day, sharing experiences and forming life-long friendships.
The boarding houses are designed to facilitate the students’ optimum academic development, eliminating unnecessary travel and off-site distractions. The houses are comfortable and well equipped; students are able to spend their free time in the communal areas that are equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and videogames.
The Stonar campus has exceptional facilities; the boarders have full access to all the school’s sports facilities where they can play tennis and football, or go horse-riding or swimming with their new friends. This gives the students a chance to relax and socialise with schoolmates from all over the world in an open and supportive atmosphere, learning from older students and giving the younger ones a helping hand.
Summer at Stonar, England
The Summer at Stonar programme offered at Agora Barcelona International School provides our pupils with a wonderful opportunity to experience a language exchange at the prestigious British school, Stonar, which belongs to the Globeducate group. This programme enables pupils to perfect their English language skills, build relationships with students from other cultures and take part in English classes, activities and trips.
Stonar School offers first-class educational and boarding facilities: an indoor pool, modern multiuse sports centres, technology classrooms, a music studio and a boarding house with communal areas. Stonar is set on a beautiful 32-hectare estate close to Bath and only 90 minutes from London. The comfortable boarding houses have communal areas equipped with everything necessary to ensure the students’ optimum academic development and common rooms designed for fun and relaxing during free time.
Over the course of the week, pupils will combine the study of English with other activities in the afternoon. Pupils receive 15 hours of English classes a week and have constant interaction with students from several different countries. Special emphasis is given to communication skills, and students are awarded a certificate at the end of the course. Pupils can also participate in sports or artistic activities including tennis, volleyball, badminton, football, swimming, arts and crafts, painting and performing arts.
The Stonar School summer camp in the glorious Wiltshire countryside, is aimed at children aged 10 to 16, and offers endless opportunities for learning, improving, and practising English whilst having fun. Your children will make many new friends from different countries and cultural backgrounds and the educational and leisure possibilities are infinite.
Creating memories that your child will never forget!