Summer School

English Summer School

Edinburgh Home-stay

Group & Individual Bookings

12 – 17 year olds
16 June – 18 August 2019


The Programme

Our summer home-stay programme, based in our year-round school building in the Leith area of Edinburgh, gives you all the benefits of an international experience while living with one of our friendly hosts in the local community. If you want the opportunity to experience life as we do in one of the world’s most outstanding cities with the support and safety net of a fully organised programme, then this is the ideal option for you. You will share your room with a student from another country unless you prefer to stay in a single room, but we think you will improve your English much more if you have an international roommate!



The price includes:

  • 15 hours of General English lessons per week in international classes with a maximum up to 14 students
  • Full-board twin or triple room home-stay accommodation (single beds or bunk beds)
  • Packed lunches prepared on school premises on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays and a hot lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lunches at the weekends are provided by your host
  • Culture and activity programme as per sample
  • Bus passes for local travel in and around Edinburgh
  • Taxis home after organised evening activities
  • Use of all school facilities (school open until 22:00 every evening including on weekends for you to come along, meet friends, use the WiFi, and take part in fun games and activities)
  • Written report and certificate at the end of the course
  • Welcome pack

Check out our prices here.

Unique Selling Points

  • Experience Edinburgh like a local during the lovely summer months
  • International school environment
  • Experienced, friendly hosts, carefully selected by our in-house accommodation team
  • Visit top Edinburgh tourist attractions and other Scottish cities/towns during excursions
  • Programme runs from our main school building in vibrant, trendy Leith
  • IPads provided for a selection of your cultural visits which feature fun games, photo and video challenges – exclusive to Mackenzie School!

Specialist programmes

As well as our basic programmes we also offer a specialist programme in august taking advantage of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

Festival and Performing Arts




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