United Kingdom & Ireland Programs

“In December 2017, I hopped on a plane and traveled to the other side of the world for the adventure of a lifetime. I found a kind host family, incredible travel, a welcoming college and memories that I will never forget.

This was the experience of a lifetime, and one that I can’t quite put into words. I have grown and accomplished so much!”

-Megan T, New Zealand
SMG UK Experience Program Participant

5 Reasons to Study Abroad in the UK

  1. Immersion in English Speaking Families and Communities
  2. Highly Flexible Study Options and a Variety of Locations
  3. Internationally Recognized Qualifications and Diplomas
  4. High Student Satisfaction Rating Among International Students
  5. In-depth Access to Countless Historic Sites and Modern Attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to apply?

There are flexible deadlines for almost all of the schools. Ideally, for a September start, we recommend applying by mid-April at the latest.

What term lengths are available?

We offer programs for shorter immersion, 1 term, 2 terms, Academic Year, or 2 years (full GCSE, A-Level, or IB program).

Can I receive a diploma while studying in the UK?

Yes, it is possible! Our partner schools offer either GCSE, A-Levels, or IB Diplomas

What are the options for accommodation?

We have a many accommodation options available including both home-stay and boarding school options!


SMG UK School – Exeter College

Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning, and student success as their top priority. They enjoy a great regional reputation.

Exeter College offers students the opportunity to pursue A-Levels as well as an International Baccalaureate programs depending on their goals and requests. Courses of study are available in a wide variety of subjects such as social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, languages, and mathematics just to name a few!

Exeter encourages students to pursue a well-rounded approach to education by offering students ample enrichment opportunities, sports, and arts/business academies. Students are welcome to take part in football, rugby, orchestra, yoga, drama productions, music academy, college radio station, and many more

Exeter is a mid-size city in southwest England. It is is considered to be a major railway hub for southwest England with many easy connections to other parts of the country. A trip to Bristol is about one hour by train, London is two hours away and Manchester can be reached in about 4 hours on the train. The city is known for its temperate climate and easy access to the coast line!

Exeter has a lively and active atmosphere with several different teams calling the city home. The Exeter Chiefs are the are the city’s rugby team and their games are huge attractions in the city. Exeter City is the local football team that plays in the Professional Association. Other sporting groups in the city include cricket, rowing, squash, and speedway.

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