Long term New Zealand programmes at Southern Lakes English College, Queenstown

From 605.- NZD
approx 313.- GBP
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Located in the beautiful centre of Queenstown, close to shops, banks, parks, cafés and restaurants, our partner school, which is deliberately small in size, offers students optimal learning conditions with a notably high quality teaching staff. There are 13 spacious classrooms and a common room with a kitchenette and a ping-pong table. In the same building as the school, the students can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and benefit from discounts for the Queenstown Gym and the Discovery Lodge. Discover the English language against the gorgeous backdrop of New Zealand!

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 605.-
(about GBP 314.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
3890
8100
7590
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 695.-
(about GBP 361.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
5030
9240
8730
24
8690
16860
15870
36
12890
25020
23550
Extra week (36+)
350
680
640
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 3895.-
(about GBP 2023.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
3895
7115
6725
11
4705
8585
8115
12
5110
9320
8810
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
24.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
01.04 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 3895.-
(about GBP 2023.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
3895
7115
6725
11
4705
8585
8115
12
5110
9320
8810
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
24.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
01.04 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 695.-
(about GBP 361.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 10 TOEIC)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
5150
9360
8850
24
10010
18180
17190
36
14870
27000
25530
Extra week (36+)
405
735
695
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + golf

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1045.-
(about GBP 543.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
+ Golf (3x/week)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + Golf 13:00-17:00 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Nothing can prepare you for New Zealand’s natural beauty. Queenstown is the ideal destination for nature and sports lovers, and your gap experience will give you the opportunity to combine learning English with sports like mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, rugby or golf. Spend your mornings learning English and your afternoons doing the sport of your choice, or start off with an intensive or exam prep course and add your favourite sport whenever you like. There’s no way you won’t have a good time!

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
9350
13560
13050
24
18410
26580
25590
36
27470
39600
38130
Extra week (36+)
755
1085
1045
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + Wine

Elementary to Advanced, 1 / 2 / 3 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1200.-
(about GBP 623.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Wine: to be specified)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
On the menu: wine tasting, tour of the greatest wineries in the Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn, Cromwell and Wanaka areas, visit of a wine cave and of an excellent cheesery. Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling... Under the guidance of a wine expert, you will gain an appreciation of some of the most celebrated New Zealand wines.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
1200
1780
1710
2
2110
3020
2910
3
3020
4260
4110
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + 'Ski/Snowboard' (approximately 16.06.2019 - 23.09.2019)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1105.-
(about GBP 574.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
+ Ski/Snowboard (5x/week)
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 Ski/Snowboard (5x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
approximate date depending on Coronet Peak opening/closing day
This course allows you to have English lessons in the morning and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. You will have 15 hours of ski/snowboard and 15 hours of English tuition a week. The school is located next to Coronet Peak (20 minutes away by bus), Queenstown’s top ski field as well as close to the Cadrona, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Snowpark ski fields. Ski passes and transport by bus between the college and the mountain are included. You will need to organise equipment rental and lessons at extra cost.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
1105
1685
1615
2
1920
2830
2720
3
2735
3975
3825
4
3550
5120
4930
6
5180
7410
7140
8
6810
9700
9350
12
10070
14280
13770
16
13330
18860
18190
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ GBP 0.54   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit 40 NZD
One-to-one course (per lesson) (Availability on request) 80 NZD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 385 NZD
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 385 NZD
TOEIC exam fee (prices on request) 270 NZD
Extra night with host family 50 NZD
Extra night with host family (03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 55 NZD
Additional night compulsory
Extra night compulsory if taking exam during the following dates:
FCE: 23.03, 24.08, 22.06, 14.12.2019
CAE: 22.06, 24.08, 14.12.2019
Accommodation deposit (refundable (Stanley Student House -Remarkables Apartments)) 200 NZD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 20 NZD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Student House, single room: 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 40 NZD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Student House, double room: 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 50 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Queenstown) 80 NZD

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100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

89% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
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73 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, January – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (1 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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School highlights
« Insegnanti competenti e motivati. Il clima ed il livello in classe erano ottimi. »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, October 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - France
/ 5
6 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, August – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Gastfamilie war super. Sehr freundlich und offen. Ich konnte viel über die Kultur mitnehmen. Während der 3 Monaten wurden nur 2 Wochenendausflüge angeboten. Es wäre schön gewesen, wenn da mehr von der Schule gekommen ist. Ansonsten war jeden Donnerstag ein Freizeitangebot von der Schule, das gut war.
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
J'ai apprécié la ville il fait froid mais très chaleureuse. Les cours était vraiment super j'ai rencontré beaucoup de personne venant de l'Amérique latine, chine, japon ... etc Il y a plusieurs nationalité mais surtout venant de l'Amérique latine. l'école est bien placé, l'infrastructures de l'école est parfaite. ma classe est la meilleur jamais j'oublierais ce beau monde que j'ai rencontré. J'ai vraiment apprécié l'ensignement j'ai appris beaucoup de chose en seulement 1 mois c'était génial. j'ai adoré la façon dont c'est professeurs enseigner franchement j'ai rien à dire just perfect
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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21 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Queenstown is een hele gezellige stad en er is veel mooie natuur in de buurt dus in de weekenden is het makkelijk om erop uit te trekken. Het gastgezin was geweldig. Een hele aardige familie en je had veel vrijheid, geen verplichtingen behalve je eigen bord afwassen.
8 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ik heb veel vooruitgang gemaakt en ben nu zeker van mijn eigen Engels en kan met iedereen een gesprek aangaan en mijn luister en leesvaardigheden zitten ook op een hoog niveau. »
School highlights
« De docenten waren heel aardig en het voelde echt als een soort familie. »
50 years old - France
/ 5
26 weeks, September 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Testimonials

Franziska Abegg
Franziska Abegg
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

These 3 months were really amazing. The students at Southern Lakes English College were incredibly friendly and I made friends with many people with whom I would like to keep in touch after my 3 months here. Queenstown is a great place, offering varied activities like Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, etc. and the town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with mountains, lakes and forests… it is truly beautiful. Party lovers will not be disappointed. Queenstown has a very busy nightlife because there are many tourists and young students here. So – what else can I say? I fell in love with Queenstown and I know I will go back there.

The organisation of my trip by ESL was just perfect. Unfortunately, on the way to Queenstown, I missed my connecting flight from Auckland to Queenstown because my flight was late and there was too little time (only a half hour) to go through customs and then go to the other airport to catch my flight. This is why I spent my first night in Auckland.

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Marinela MARKOVIC
Marinela MARKOVIC
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

I spent 12 amazing weeks. Between the inevitable trips with my friends and those organised by the school, I was always very busy! To say that the teachers are brilliant is an understatement. Special thanks to Shelley, my favourite. People are welcoming, and if you are rather shy like me, you will soon change. I am coming back with plenty of images in my head, new friends and a much more advanced level of English. I would be surprised if you don’t feel sad at the idea of leaving such a great place. This is where I found peace of mind. 

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Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 20 weeks

ESL is a great company. From the very first minute and till the end of my stay, they were by my side, attentive to my concerns and needs. It’s the second time a travel with them and I’m positive it won’t be the last. Thank you for providing the means that allowed me reach my goals.

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Host family
Known for their hospitality, staying with a New Zealand family during your stay in Queenstown is the best possible way to get acquainted with the “kiwi" way of life! Our partner school carefully selects host families, who generally live around 30 minutes from the school. You'll stay in a single room with half-board provided (full board on the weekends), and you might even pick up a New Zealand accent from your hosts!

Student House
Located in the centre of Queenstown and a 5-minute walk from the school, this modern and comfortable residence offers single or twin rooms, with shared bathrooms. The Student House also features common spaces such as a living room and a kitchen, where you can hang out with your flatmates. Bed linen and towels are provided, and coin-operated laundry facilities are available. Wi-Fi is free (10 GB per room per month).

Remarkables Park apartments
These modern and warm apartments feature 3 en-suite bedrooms (2 triple and one twin), a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room/lounge area. Bed linen and towels are provided. Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are free of charge. This accommodation option is located in the heart of Frankton, a 15-20-minute bus ride from the school ($2 each way). The bus stop – which is only 4 minutes away – is at the shopping centre, where you’ll also find multiple shops and restaurants, as well as a supermarket, a pharmacy and a gym.

Using your English in a sports or social context is a very good way of developing your skills which you have acquired in class. For this reason, our partner school offers a different programme of activities each week. With activities such as bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking, horse riding, handgliding, mountain biking and sailing...it's difficult to get bored in Queenstown, a paradise for outdoor sports! During the winter, splendid slopes await lovers of skiing and snowboarding. For going out in the evening with your friends, you will be spoilt for choice with the numerous bars and cafés of the city.

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