Current International Students

News, Events and Useful Information


Events for International Students 2019/20

Saturday, 13th April

Day trip to Oxford

Saturday, 20th April

Day trip to Swanage, Corfe Castle & Jurassic Coast

Saturday, 27th April

Day trip to London

Saturday, 4th May

Day Trip to Bath

Tuesday, 14th May

Norwegian Kuben Group Farewell

Wednesday, 12th June*

International Student Graduation (*date tbc)

Every Wednesday

Conversation Club, 12 – 1pm at the Lansdowne, Room 12. Friendly, informal chat, all levels welcome. Bring your lunch, meet other International Students to practise your English with, and make new friends!

To know more please go to the International Office – Room 17 Lansdowne / Room 1205 North Road

The International Office

Here to help, advise and support. 
Meet the Team for names, faces and contact details…

Request A College Letter

If you require a College Letter for a Bank, to register with a Doctor’s Surgery, to obtain a Visa for the EU, Confirmation of Study or for any other reason, please use our online form

Request a College Letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

If you require a letter confirming our agreement to your time away from The College you need to complete our online form; please be aware that we need at least two working days in order to produce your letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

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Term Dates 2018/19
Term Dates 2018-19
Autumn Term10 September - 19 December 2018
Half-Term (no classes)22 - 26 October 2018
Christmas Holiday20 December - 04 January 2019
Spring Term07 January - 05 April 2019
Half-Term (no classes)18 - 22 February 2019
Easter Holiday08 - 22 April 2019
Summer Term23 April - 04 July 2019
Half-Term (no classes)27 May - 31 May 2019
English Language programmes start from 15 July to 19 August 2019 with a minimum period of study of 2 weeks
Term Dates 2019/20
Term Dates 2019-20
Autumn Term09 September - 20 December 2019
Half-Term (no classes)28 October - 01 November 2019
Christmas Holiday20 December 2019 - 03 January 2020
Spring Term06 January - 03 April 2020
Half-Term (no classes)17 February - 21 February 2020
Easter Holiday06 April - 17 April 2020
Summer Term20 April - 02 July 2020
Half-Term (no classes)25 May - 29 May 2020
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and directly before a College holiday. Summer / Winter School starts any Monday during July and August / January and February.

Highlights – popular local events through the year

You will know by now that Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the overseas visitor; here is a reminder of some of the local festivals that shouldn’t be missed:

OctoberBournemouth Marathon FestivalBournemouth Seafront
OctoberBournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalLower Gardens, Town Centre & Seafront
November to January Christmas in Bournemouth - Market, Ice Rink & moreBournemouth Square and Lower Gardens
MayBournemouth 7's FestivalBournemouth Sports Club, Christchurch
JunePoole Harbour Boat ShowThe Quay, Poole
JulyJazz by the Sea FestivalMultiple venues in Bournemouth & Poole
JulyBourne Free Pride (LGBT) FestivalBournemouth Triangle
JulyBritish Beach Polo ChampionshipsSandbanks, Poole
AugustGreat Dorset Steam FairBlandford Forum
August/SeptemberBournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Seafront