High School Programmes

We offer short and long-term programmes within public, private or boarding schools. We cater for all levels of English.

The High School programmes are considered among the best educational and most popular English language immersion programmes for school children.

The School Year Programme is open to students aged 10 to 18 years, who wish to study in an English-speaking country and is available at a wide variety of private and state secondary schools. Students have the option to stay in selected local host families or in a student residence located on Campus. The educational systems offer a broad range of academic subjects in science, business, social, technology and the arts plus a wide range of extra-curricular activities and sports.

Here are the 3 most important benefits of studying abroad:

1. Students will attain a higher level of English Language proficiency.

2. Students naturally become more fluent in English. This is the perfect way to improve students’ speaking and listening skills.

3. Students will gain more confidence for life and become more resilient.

We have the ideal destinations for students who wish to live a unique school, sport and life experience abroad and we are happy to assist in finding the most suitable solution for them and organising their experience either for a short period or one term (three months only), a semester or for a whole school year, with accommodation in a host family or in a college.

During their experience abroad students increase their mental strength and activate their leadership and intelligence. They improve their personal and sport skills and in their use of English language. Our mission is to prepare all students for future challenges on a solid educational foundation.


UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and more…

Spain, France, Germany, Italy and more…

Programme Overview


  • You are aged between 10 and 18
  • You have studied English for a minimum of 2 years
  • You are motivated to speak English and are willing to adapt to a new culture and environment.

Destinations and Locations

We have a wide selection of day and boarding schools and the programme is available in a variety of urban or rural locations in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and USA.


We guarantee you a placement in 1 of your top 3 destination preferences.


Your location is chosen for-you by IELSS Study Abroad and can include urban or rural locations anywhere in the English Speaking Country of your choice.


Private Day and Boarding School

  • Prestigious reputation and structured environment.
  • Excellent facilities
  • A wide choice of subjects
  • A high percentage of school graduates go to university
  • Students who choose to attend boarding school have all their meals at school and are accommodated in dormitories which are shared with their fellow students. Many schools have small two or four bedded rooms with bathroom facilities.
  • You can stay in the boarding school 5 days a week or 7 days a week. At the weekends and during the school holidays you will stay with a dedicated host family and you will return to the same family each weekend for the duration of the stay
  • Boarding allows the students to take part in a range of sporting and recreational activities in a caring supportive community comprised of fellow students, teachers and house parents

State Day Schools

  • State day schools are university-entrance orientated and have a broad range of subjects.
  • The schools range from single-sex and co-educational, religious and non-religious. If you choose to enrol in a day school you will live with one of our carefully selected local host families.
  • You will have breakfast and evening meal with your family and packed lunch will be provided for school.
  • Day schools are generally located within 20-30 minutes of your host family either on foot or by local transport

Your Host family

  • All our host families are carefully screened and visited regularly by IELSS Study Abroad’s Accommodation Officer and many have been hosting students for a number of years.
  • The host family will help you get your school uniform when you arrive and they will show you the way to school on the first day.
  • Your host family will provide you with a friendly welcoming place to stay and they will also introduce you to local life and customs and encourage you to practice your English.

Dates and Travel

We offer the following:

  • An Academic Year
  • A Semester
  • A Term
  • 4 or more weeks immersion

Please contact us for more information about dates  and other arrangements

Support and Guardianship

  • Coaching
  • Support and Guardianship
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

What is included?

What is included

  • Individual placement in a Day or Boarding school.
  • Full board accommodation with a selected host family.
  • Enrolment and administration fees.
  • Individually assigned Local Co-ordinator offering in-country support and assistance.
  • Monthly progress report
  • Assistance with Visa application (if required)
  • Airport greeting and transfer from final destination airport or train station.
  • Pre-departure orientation in our office or on Skype prior to programme commencement.
  • 24-hour emergency phone contact.
  • Level test on arrival and prior departure
  • Advice, assistance and support from the time you contact us to the end of the stay.
  • End of programme certificate.

Not included:

  • International airfares or train fares.
  • Extra Airport Transfers
  • Insurances – Medical and Travel.
  • Local transport.
  • Personal expenses and extra-curricular expenses.

Application Process

Step 1.



Step 2.

IELSS Review Application 

Step 3.

IELSS sends offers via email and meeting

Step 4.
Step 5.

Booking Confirmation

Step 6.

IELSS School and Host family selection and placement

Step 7.


orientation meeting

Step 8.


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