Holidays

Information on holidays

We understand that long-stay students will sometimes want to take holidays to explore the UK and mainland Europe, or just to take a break from their studies. You are welcome to speak to our office staff at any time about taking a holiday. However, it is useful if you first read the rules below.

Holidays can also be arranged at the time of your application to study at ELC Bristol.

  • You can only take a holiday if you are enrolled on a course of 20 weeks or more and if you have been at school for at least 10 weeks.
  • Only one holiday is permitted every 12 weeks.
  • If you want to take a holiday, you must give 2 full weeks’ written notice to the school. Please come to the school office and ask for a holiday request form.
  • It is not possible to refund your tuition fees, but if it is convenient for the school, the holiday week(s) can be added to the end of your course.
  • You should also check your visa requirements, as extensions may not be allowed. If you are unsure please come to the school office and ask.

Homestay accommodation:

  • If you go away for at least 7 nights (weekend to weekend) and you give 2 weeks' notice, you will be refunded 50% of the homestay rate.  There is no refund for parts of a week.   During the Christmas holidays when the school is closed, if you vacate your room, you will not have to pay anything.

Self-catering accommodation:

  • No refunds are given if you go away.  However, during the 2-week Christmas holiday when the school is closed, if you want to keep your room and you go away for at least 7 nights (weekend to weekend), you must pay 50% of the self-catering rate.

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