• England
    • Brighton
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Starting Price
Price Details
The cost includes:
- teaching,
- classroom and cultural activities,
- workshops,
- school visits,
- cultural visits and entrances,
- administration,
- accommodation, including bedding, crockery and internet,
- field trips to Bath/Stonehenge and Oxford/Stratford-upon-Avon.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 29, 2022
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About Program

This four week intensive summer program explores the British Education system, suitable for teachers and education majors. Participating students will enrich their learning through visits to local schools, which cater to a range of socio-economic and special educational needs. Integrated into this on-site school based work will be a series of teaching and learning workshops and seminars. The relationship between culture and education is reflected in the program and enhanced by organized field trips to Bath/Stonehenge and Oxford/Stratford-upon-Avon.

Accommodation comprises of self-catering halls of residences, single rooms with internet, en-suite shower and toilet, 6-8 rooms per apartment, with shared kitchen, spacious living area with TV and use of laundry. There is an on-site gym and swimming pool.

We offer an on-site orientation and pride ourselves on offering outstanding student support.

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Program Highlights

  • The relationship between culture and education is reflected in the programme and enhanced by the field trips.
  • Visit cultural locations including London, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bath and Stonehenge.
  • Be supported by a friendly team with years of experience who are here to make sure you have the best possible experience
  • Be minutes away from both the city, the beach and the beautiful South Downs National Park
  • Just like our home city, the University of Brighton is an inclusive place where different perspectives meet.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.9
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

TCH Summer Brighton

This experience taught me the gift of strangers and taking a leap of faith. It has opened my heart to trying new things, being bad at them, and loving them anyways. I think that’s a powerful lesson. As an educator, I think I will be working to include more individual time with my students and work on advocating for all learning styles. Lots of the adults I talked to in UK schools went on about the teacher-peer ratio and how it needs help. Building a connection with my kids will be the most critical part of my job, and from the adults, I’ve talked to) it is the most crucial part to kids too. Listening to my kid's needs, adapting to their learning styles, and making their lives easier, is how I want to roll. I had no clue that I could walk up to a stranger and start a conversation. There is no way I would do something like that at home, but with the confidence, I found in Brighton, I was able to do it. I hope this is something I can carry over at home because it is a great skill I developed.
Overall, I adored this program! I met the most amazing people within and outside of the program, and am so happy I had this experience. We saw amazing things and I learned so much about myself, England, schools abroad, and more!

  • build great friendships
  • lots of free time
  • no air conditioning
  • had to buy food a lot more than i thought
90 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for this lovely review Stephanie! It was great having you on the programme, and well done for getting involved in all the activities and making the most out of your time here in Brighton. We hope you will pop in to the office the next time you are in Brighton and best of luck for your future career :) The Study Abroad Office

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Study Abroad

I had the time of my life studying abroad in Brighton! Being able to visit multiple schools and see the difference between teaching in England, vs America, was such a rewarding experience. I learned a lot about incorporating drama techniques in the classroom and it has come in handy with my current class. I loved being able to experience the surrounding cities and learn about their culture. I was always exploring, and trying new things. Living there really helps your jump feet first, and understand their day to day life!

143 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your positive review Rebecca and your willingness to 'explore and try new things' whilst in Brighton. That definitely adds to the study abroad experience.
I hope you are still incorporating the techniques you learned whilst here in your current class - and maybe see you back here again one day.

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Summer Abroad at University of Brighton 2017

I had a great experience studying abroad at University of Brighton. Naturally, I was a little nervous to study abroad because I had never traveled outside of the United States alone. However, it paid off because it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. The teachers were amazing, and I learned so much that I will be able to use in my future job. The program coordinators in Brighton, Becca and Mary, were a great source of support throughout our trip. They were so helpful and brought us on all of the fun weekend trips. I felt like I could come to them to ask questions any time. Overall, I learned tools to use in my own classroom and had fun adventures that I would have never experienced at home. Embracing the British culture, and seeing all of these historical sites was really a once in a lifetime experience. I am so glad I chose this program!

140 people found this review helpful.
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Best time of my life

I've always wanted to study abroad, and I thought this would be the most perfect opportunity. It's only a short amount of time and an English speaking country. What I didn't realize how much I would learn about the culture and adapt to the British way of life. This has been the biggest life changing experience I have had yet. Going to college you learn how to be on your own and grow as a person and I thought after my first year I did the biggest amount of my "growing" little did I know what a big impact this program was going to have on me. The things I learned in my classes and the things I learned talking to locals I will not be able to get anywhere else.

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128 people found this review helpful.
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Hands Down-THE BEST

This experience was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I traveled to England with 7 strangers, and we all left as 7 great friends! England helped me grow as an individual and as a teacher. I remember our professors (Kate and Dave) telling us, "Now, you can sit in any classroom and learn, but there is only one way to truly learn. Get out and explore! Find out what this world as to offer... so why are you still sitting in our room...go explore...go...I mean it...go!!!" Those words are words that I live by today. Each day we made our own adventures whether that was going to downtown Brighton, exploring Paris for three days, or going to Bath, we made the most of our trip.

There is so much I want to tell you about how amazing this trip was from the fish and chips (I still crave these) to the friendly people helping us navigate public transportation to the intricate architecture to the delicious Paris crepes....I could go on forever. The world was waiting outside our dorm room doors and just waiting for us to explore!

When I was heading home at the end of July in 2014, excitement set in when I realized that my family would be waiting for me at the airport. After showing my family all the pictures, telling them all the stories, and giving them their gifts, my joy wore off. It hit me; I was back to reality. Within only a few days, I already missed the adventure and the adrenaline rush I felt each day the past three weeks. Each day a new adventure was waiting for us to discover. Now, back in my hometown, living the daily life again, I realize there is no European adventure waiting for me when I wake up but there is something I can discover each day whether that is within others or myself. Not being able to explain my experience is one challenge I still have. So many people have asked me about my trip, and I just simply reply, “It was amazing! Nothing like I could have ever imagined.” Showing my family and friends pictures and telling them stories may help them understand a little bit of my experience, but I know that no word I say or image I show them will help them fully understand the whole experience. Something changed in me. Something made me realize the little joys in life, the feeling that everything will be okay, the sense that there is more than one way to reach a goal, and the independence and strength I have had in myself all along.

There is no better experience than studying abroad especially in England. You will learn how life in England is much more laid back; people take life as it comes. In parks, people are not on their phones, but instead they are enjoying each other's company. You will learn how things that may be different from how you do something is not wrong but just different (example: driving on the left side of the road, using pounds instead of dollars, navigating public transportation). Last but not least, you will learn who you are as a person. I have no doubt in my mind that you will walk away from this experience a changed person. Trust me. You will.

As Kate and Dave would say, "Now, you can sit in any classroom and learn, but there is only one way to truly learn. Get out and explore! Find out what this world as to offer, so why are you still sitting in our room...go explore...go...I mean it...go!!!" (so why are you still reading this...go!) :)

What would you improve about this program?
If I had to change one thing, it would probably be to experience a little bit more of the England educational system by tutoring and exploring different schools. Honestly, I am more than pleased with my experience! This is one of the reasons I promoted the England program to the next summer's applicants (summer of 2015).
129 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your comments.
Within the time constraints of the programme we endeavour to strike a balance between time spent in the classroom, time spent on cultural activities and time spent visiting schools. We hope that in the main we get this right!

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Brighton University Has It All

My study abroad experience at Brighton University was extraordinary. The greenery and wild life are stunning. Escape is just a scheduled bus ride or train fair away to destinations I couldn't have known would change my life. I visited neighboring towns and found such a rich culture that is rarely seen at tourist attractions. Each day was an adventure and something new. My first week there was a Bollywood movie being filmed and suddenly I was an extra in the film. The next day I was exploring castle ruins. My heart was in a constant state of fluttering with each new experience. School was no different. The staff was warm and welcoming. The support and motivation was constantly present. I saw moments of learning that altered my entire teaching philosophy. I received first hand experience with inclusion and diversity that I was lacking in the states. Most importantly, I felt at home. As an untraditional student I didn't feel at home on campus until I attended Brighton University. My only regret was the limited time I spent there. No other university program could offer the sensations, views, and academic rigor that Brighton can.

What would you improve about this program?
The fieldtrips were so lengthy and time consuming. My weekends were eaten up by them and by the time we returned to campus we had class and school work. I found it hard to balance my academic life, my tourist life, and my student life. Perhaps being able to customize my fieldtrip experience would help. It shouldn't be an all or nothing option. I didn't necessarily want to do everything that the one trip offered. I wanted more exploring time which was hindered by having to be somewhere by some time one after the other. I'd like the ability to opt out of certain ventures included in the fieldtrip once there.
128 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that you found the field trips a bit time-consuming. We endeavour to find a balance between guiding students so we can share our knowledge about a town/historical site with them and giving them enough free time to explore. We will certainly make it clearer to students in the future that if they want to opt out of certain parts of the trip to free up more time for themselves they can.

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Summer 2015

During my time in Brighton, I felt not only like I was passing through this city but that I belonged here. I loved going into town with my friends and exploring the streets of Brighton, and also the many pubs. Singing karaoke at Ye Old King and Queens was one of my favorite memories, although I don't think the other patrons enjoyed hearing Party in the USA. Visiting the schools of Brighton was another activity that I really enjoyed. Comparing and contrasting the schools to those in America was really interesting!

What would you improve about this program?
I would change the weekend trips. I really enjoyed these trips and the chance to see Stonehenge. However, I would have liked the possibility of visiting another country or further exploring Brighton.
123 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your comments.
Hopefully by extending the summer programme 2017 to four weeks which we intend to do, you will have an extra weekend in which to plan a trip to another country.

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London Trip

We spent a whole day in London. I remember running frantically all over the city to see as much as possible. Of course it was nearly impossible to see everything in one day, but everyone was so excited it was hard not to try. We made it to long in about 2 hours, so we were there by around 11 am. We were allowed to stay as long as we wanted, but we had to make sure we were back to get sleep for class the next day. We spent the whole day down there, and I remember how absolutely exhausted I was but it was worth it. We saw Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, changing of the guards, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and so much more. It is an experience that I will never forget and one that is a once in a life time opportunity. Becka and Mary were fantastic. They showed us all around the city and then let us go out on our own to explore. I can't stress enough how wonderful they were, and how personable they were. If you have questions ask because they are always more than willing to share the answers with you!

What would you improve about this program?
One way to improve would maybe be to add on a few days of the trip for students to go out on their own more. Especially the london trip.
129 people found this review helpful.
Response from University of Brighton

Thank you for your comments.
Due to the intensive nature of the programme we have to fit a lot in to a short space of time; both in terms of teaching and the cultural activities. Unfortunately time restraints mean we can only offer one organised trip to London, however we would encourage students to go back to explore further our huge, vibrant capital city on their 'free' afternoons. We are planning on extending the summer school 2017 programme to 4 weeks which means there should be more time in which to do this.

Questions & Answers

Hi Jill The cost of the 2019 summer school programme was £2,599.00. This was a 4 week programme and included teaching, cultural activities, workshops, school visits, field trips and entrances on these cultural trips, administration and accommodation. I hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.