edinburgh college summer school

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an historic centre for culture and education. The beautiful city centre is dominated by the impressive castle which overlooks both the New Town, with its elegant Georgian architecture and bustling shops, and the medieval Old Town, with the famous Royal Mile leading to the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Edinburgh College is a modern campus with easy access to the city centre and a short walk to the local beach. The college has well-equipped classrooms, a modern theatre and a purpose-built dining room.

English by the Beach
Optional Homestay Accommodation
Edinburgh Experience

Edinburgh Experience

Experience two afternoons in the Scottish capital a week and visit other Scottish cities on a full day excursion once a week at Edinburgh College.

English by the Beach

Edinburgh College is a short walk from golden sandy beaches. On sunny days, students will be able to choose to visit the beach, play beach games, and make sand castles and art.

Edinburgh Experience cOURSE OVERVIEW

Our summer English courses are designed to give students the opportunity to practice their English in a friendly, multicultural environment. Students are actively encouraged to practice their English with students from other nationalities, both in class and outside. We concentrate on raising their confidence and fluency, and bringing out the English they already know, but can’t yet use.

About our courses:

  • Five levels from Elementary to Advanced
  • All students are tested on arrival to grade their spoken and written English to place them in the class of the correct level
  • 15 hours of teaching per week from qualified teachers including project work to allow them to use their English creatively and learn more about British culture and history
  • A certificate on completion of their course
  • Two afternoons in the heart of Edinburgh
  • One full day excursion to other Scottish cities and attractions


Half day excursions may include: Edinburgh Old town, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Botanical Gardens, Arthur’s Seat

Full day excursions may include: Glasgow, St Andrews, Loch Lomond, Stirling

Optional excursions may include: Edinburgh Dungeons, Perth and Glamis Castle, Camera Obscura, Bannockburn

Sample Activity Programme

edinburgh college sample programme

Key Facts:

Highlights: Scottish capital visits
Location: Edinburgh
Closest Airports: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Services Included: 24 hour Welfare and Student Support, WIFI and small laundry service
Staff to Student Ratio: 1:8
School Size: 89 students per week
Age Range: 12-17 year olds
Full board accommodation is included as standard

Courses Available:

Edinburgh Experience: 2 afternoons per week in the heart of Edinburgh including local tours and Scottish museum PLUS a full day excursion to other Scottish cities/attractions. Try traditional Scottish meals and dancing at the centre.

Student Testimonials

"I love this school. My favourite excursion is Brighton."
Royal Russell School
"People are very friendly and polite. Students are my new friends. I’ll come here next year, if it’s possible."
Prior Park College
"It [the food] was so yummy and if I could I want to come back next year."
Royal Russell School
"I love the excursions and the activities."
Prior Park College
"It was really cool! You are a very nice team."
Royal Russell School
"I had 2 amazing weeks. Thanks for everything."
Royal Russell School
"I like the teachers and the staff."
Prior Park College
"It’s a relaxing, enjoyable and meaningful stay because I know a lot of teachers and friends."
Royal Russell School
"Next summer I would like to stay 3 weeks."
Prior Park College

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