International exchange opportunities
Southlands students are able to study for an academic year at Stonar School in England, one of our fellow Globeducate British International schools. Stonar is a leading boarding school for boys and girls, renowned for its outstanding pastoral care and excellent teaching. By taking part in an exchange, students grow in confidence, improve their English and become globally minded as they broaden their horizons and meet new friends.
At Stonar, more than 75 per cent of students - boarders and day pupils - are British, offering an authentic British boarding school experience with genuine language immersion, following the same curriculum, sports and activities as classmates. In the cosy, comfortable boarding house, students share with either other English native speakers or those who speak a different first language – to encourage everyone to speak in English.
Out of school lesson times, students benefit from superb facilities for the arts, sports and horse riding and can take advantage of a wide range of visits and excursions. Stonar’s short-stay programmes offer genuine immersion in a traditional British boarding school for a full year – or if preferred, one or two terms, or half a term.
A summer abroad
GBIS schools have the opportunity to participate in a number of different holiday camps in the UK, Canada and Andorra. The underlying vision for these short courses away from home is to give our students, and those from other schools, the opportunity to be independent, to meet new friends from different countries and cultures, and to develop new skills and competencies. A holiday camp is the perfect environment to develop those linguistic skills, make new friends, gain independence and learn about the world around them.
Stonar School in South West England offers two summer holiday camps: Summer School English Plus and Residential Riding Camps.