Vacation and Travel English Course No Student Visa Required

Looking for an English course in the USA with enough time to explore? This is an excellent choice if you want to combine a vacation in the USA with some part-time study.

No need to apply for a Student Visa!  Apply for this great value course with a Tourist Visa or under the VISA waiver programme*

Why choose a Vacation and Travel English course?

  • A great balance between study and travel
  • Practical English to use straight away
  • 16 focussed English lessons, Monday to Thursday
  • Long weekends to explore the USA
  • Easy VISA application process
  • Incredible value – save money for trips and activities!
  • Enhance language skills outside of the classroom with activities that “Bring English to Life

Use everything you learn in class as you discover some of the most exciting destinations in the USA!

*Visa eligibility will depend on your country of origin and some restrictions may apply.


Do I need to take an entry test before I book?
No, you’ll be tested on arrival to make sure you’re in a class that’s just right for your level.

Tell me more about optional Friday activities that “Bring English to Life”?
These activities take place outside the classroom and are designed to help you interact with locals and discover more about your location.  A really great way to improve your language skills, meet local English speakers, and get to know more about your local city.

Course structure

Vacation and Travel English
16 General English lessons


Morning or afternoon classes according to the school timetable*, Monday-Thursday
13 hours 20 minutes a week
Optional activity on Friday
3 hours 30 minutes a week
*Receive your actual timetable on arrival

Lesson Length

50 minutes

Course duration*

1-12 weeks
*longer courses available depending on VISA length

Entry level

0 (Beginner) to C2 (Advanced), suitable for all levels
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Optional activities on Friday

Improve your language skills as you meet local English speakers and get to know more about your city. Optional activities include:

  • Learning activities in the city led by Embassy staff
  • Supervised self-study using My Embassy English Student Dashboard
  • Conversation clubs, seminars, and workshops
  • Activity programme
  • Weekend excursions

Here's an example of a learning activity in the city:

“Find the best local delicacies in your area”

Step 1 - Receive a brief from your teacher
Step 2 - Plan your activity as a group
Step 3 - Head to the city to complete your activity 
Step 4 - Prepare a presentation (using different technology)
Step 5 - Present back to your classmates and teacher everything you've learned


At the end of the course, receive an Embassy Certificate documenting your language level.

Assessment and progress

Stay focussed with personal learning plans, entry/exit test, and weekly test/review. Find out what it's like Inside the classroom.


A General English integrated language skills syllabus to improve your speaking and listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, with specific outcomes at each level.

Teaching methodology

An interactive teaching methodology to make lessons interesting, engaging and enjoyable and bring your English to life.

Resources and materials

Wi-Fi enabled classrooms with interactive whiteboards, digital media and materials to access both carefully graded materials and real world English.

Bringing your English to life

Class work followed up with graded homework and field trips and activities to help you bring your English to life within the local community.

Progress and attainment

Personalised progress monitoring using our custom progression tracking tools to keep you informed of your progress, on-track to reach your goal and support if you fall below target.

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Key facts

  • Course duration: 1-12 weeks (longer courses available with correct VISA)
  • Class size: maximum 15
  • Lesson duration: 50 minutes
  • Lessons per week: 16, plus optional activity on Friday
  • Learning materials: Included
  • Start: Every Monday
  • Minimum age: 16 (18 in Central London)