Eastbourne College
& Twin School

A beautiful school in the centre of Eastbourne, just a short walk from the seafront.

Eastbourne, International Summer School

Courses available at this centre:

Why choose this centre?

  • Accommodation provided with a homestay host
  • A beautiful, sunny seaside resort, with award-winning beaches
  • 30 minutes from Brighton and Hastings, and 90 minutes from London
  • Range of sports facilities
  • Exciting local attractions

British Council Accredited Summer School

On the south coast of England, between the popular coastal towns of Brighton and Hastings lies beautiful Eastbourne, home to our British Council accredited summer centre. While at our Eastbourne centre, students will have the chance to experience all of the fun of a British seaside town.

Students have access to sporting facilities, the award-winning coastline and exciting excursion destinations. They will have the chance to improve their English and be able to take part in our engaging social programme, which allows students to meet new friends and explore the local area. As well as all of this, students will also be able to enjoy activities such as talent shows, sports and discos.

There is plenty to do in Eastbourne during the summer months; students can go to the beach, celebrate the British tradition of eating fish and chips along the seafront, visit the local marina and explore the scenic parks and gardens.

Eastbourne is also home to Beachy Head – Britain’s highest chalk sea cliff and the picturesque South Downs National Park. Other attractions include the Aegon International Tennis Championships at the end of June; Beach Life Festival – which is one of the biggest free extreme sports festivals in the UK and Eastbourne Festival in July, and the Eastbourne International Airshow (Airbourne) in mid-August.

  • What's included
  • Centre details
  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Programme
  • Gallery
  • Fees

What's included in the fee?

A typical 2 week standard package includes:

  • Full board accommodation - Homestay
  • General English course (15 hours a week)
  • Twin Activity Programme
  • Full day excursion to London
  • Full day excursion to Brighton
  • Half day excursion to Hastings
  • Half day excursion to Herstmonceux Castle and Science Centre
  • End of course certificate

Centre details


  • Excellent location
  • Student garden
  • Outdoor sports

Our school and Eastbourne College are both just a short walk to the seafront, the town centre, shops, parks and other local attractions. Eastbourne College is in the heart of the town and offers great facilities that will allow students to make the most of their surroundings and time at the seaside.

At the beginning and end of summer, our summer school is held at Twin English Centre in Eastbourne which has recently relocated and is just a few minutes’ walk from Eastbourne College, the town centre and the railway station.



During their time at our international summer school, students stay with trusted, local homestay hosts or in a homestay provided by one of our local organisers. This is ideal for students who want to experience day-to-day life in a household environment. All of Twin’s hosts are experienced in welcoming students, and know how to ensure they are comfortable and feel at home. There are a range of rooms available and students usually share, which provides the ideal opportunity for them to practise using English and make new friends. 

Location map

Nearest cities:
Hastings - 50 mins
Brighton - 1 hour
Portsmouth - 2 hours
London - 2 hours 25 mins

Nearest airports:
Heathrow - 1hr 55 mins
Gatwick - 1hr 15mins
Stansted - 2hr 20mins

We have an exciting programme of both daytime and evening activities to entertain students outside of class time. There will also be one half day excursion per week to various locations such as Hastings, Herstmonceux Observatory and Science Centre or Seven Sisters Country Park. These excursions enable to students to explore more of the UK and experience more of British culture. We encourage students to practise their English by talking to the new friends they have made on the programme as well as staff and people they meet on their travels. 

Sample Programme

Week 1

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrivals and Meet & Greet Free time with homestay
Monday Testing/English lessons Tour of Eastbourne Free time with homestay
Tuesday English lessons Sports activities Games at the school
Wednesday English lessons Half day excursion to Herstmonceux Castle and Science Centre Free time with homestay
Thursday English lessons Bowling Disco
Friday English lessons Walk to Beachy Head Free time with homestay
Saturday Full day excursion to Brighton including entrance to the Royal Pavilion Free time with homestay

Week 2

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Free time with homestay or optional excursion Free time with homestay
Monday English lessons Sports activities Free time with homestay
Tuesday English lessons Treasure hunt on the beach Quiz night
Wednesday English lessons Half day in Hastings including entrance to the Smugglers Cave Free time with homestay
Thursday English lessons Craft Workshop Disco
Friday English lessons Final day ceremony and souvenir shopping Free time with homestay
Saturday Full day excursion to London including entrance to the London Eye Free time with homestay

UK (all prices in GBP per person)

Standard Summer Programme Eastbourne £787 /wk
Airport Transfer Supplement - Unaccompanied Minor Service £50
Extra Night £40

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Ages: 12 - 17

Dates: 04/06 - 27/08

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