Language stay abroad in Wales

Part of Great Britain situated in the west of England across from Ireland's coast, Wales is one of the six Celtic nations with a population of only 3 million people.
It offers beautiful seaside landscapes, such as Gower and Pembrokeshire, and gorgeous lands in the heart of the country, like the Black Mountains and Snowdonia, convenient for hikers. You can also find testimonies of the past in castles on the northwest coast. There is a specific culture that, from the numerous music festivals to the local traditions, deserves to be discovered. You also cannot forget the important Welsh tradition of rugby.
Visit Wales and discover a history as rich as its language, and witness a past that is always reflected like a mirror in its lakes.
Lovers of the fauna and the flora will be enchanted by the natural miracles, including the protected islands and the recovery wildlife has made.
Wales contains three National Parks (included the National Park on the coast of Pembrokeshire, the only coastal National Park in the United Kingdom) and five regions that are considered "exceptionally picturesque."
But Wales have so much more to offer: two languages, more than 400 castles, the biggest collection of Impressionistic art outside of Paris and a landscape that allows you to practice any sorts of activities, such as walking, biking, climbing, golf, water sports, and paragliding, to name just a few. Numerous artists, poets and painters were inspired by Wales. You can advantage of the beauty of Wales during your study abroad.

Language stay abroad in Wales

Part of Great Britain situated in the west of England across from Ireland's coast, Wales is one of the six Celtic nations with a population of only 3 million people.
It offers beautiful seaside landscapes, such as Gower and Pembrokeshire, and gorgeous lands in the heart of the country, like the Black Mountains and Snowdonia, convenient for hikers. You can also find testimonies of the past in castles on the northwest coast. There is a specific culture that, from the numerous music festivals to the local traditions, deserves to be discovered. You also cannot forget the important Welsh tradition of rugby.
Visit Wales and discover a history as rich as its language, and witness a past that is always reflected like a mirror in its lakes.
Lovers of the fauna and the flora will be enchanted by the natural miracles, including the protected islands and the recovery wildlife has made.
Wales contains three National Parks (included the National Park on the coast of Pembrokeshire, the only coastal National Park in the United Kingdom) and five regions that are considered "exceptionally picturesque."
But Wales have so much more to offer: two languages, more than 400 castles, the biggest collection of Impressionistic art outside of Paris and a landscape that allows you to practice any sorts of activities, such as walking, biking, climbing, golf, water sports, and paragliding, to name just a few. Numerous artists, poets and painters were inspired by Wales. You can advantage of the beauty of Wales during your study abroad.

language stay abroad in wales are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers if  they take place in international environment.

Adults and students  also have the possibility of participating in a language stay abroad in wales all year round in specialized language schools for  international students.

For your language stay abroad in wales this site presents the following items: Life at this destination, Geography and climate, Useful information.

Life at this destination

  • Family is very important to the Welsh ( sometimes many generations live under the same roof )
  • Welsh Specialities: the cawl (vegetable soup), bara brith (gooseberry cake), le bara lawr (seaweed and wild-oats cake)
  • The Welsh are passionate about rugby.
  • Welsh songs are renowned and are sung both in pubs and at rugby games.
  • The cost of living is very expensive in Wales.
  • For limited budgets, it is recommended to stay in a "bed and breakfast" or in youth hostels.
  • Method of payment most common: Visa and checks.
  • Meals are eaten fairly early in the UK
  • breakfasts are large: eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, tea or coffee
    The welsh like to mix salty and sweet.
  • The welsh like to frequent pubs in the evening that are open until 23:00
  • Sports : Rugby, cricket and football are very popular.
  • Drive on the lefthand side of the road.

Language stay abroad in Wales Phones

  • Country Code:
    44
  • Wales to USA :
    00 + 1 + area code + number.
  • Wales
    to Spain :

    00 + 34 + area code + number
  • Wales
    to France :
    00 + 33 + number of correspondant (9 digits - leave off the 0).
  • Wales
    to Belgium :
    00 + 32 + area code + number.
  • Wales to Italy :
    00 + 39 +area code + number.
  • Wales to Germany :
    00 (wait for tone) + 49 + area code + number.
  • European Emergency Number :
    112
  • Police in Wales

:
999

Language stay abroad in Wales Health insurance

For European residents :

  • You should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. (see the website www.dh.gov.uk) The EHIC is not a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but covers you for emergency medical treatment. You will not be covered for medical repatriation, on-going medical treatment or treatment of a non-urgent nature.
  • But, because the EHIC does not cover medical repatriation, non-urgent medical problems or on-going treatment, it is strongly recommended that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check for any exclusions in your policy and make sure that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Language stay abroad in Wales Driver's license

o National driving licences are valid for one year.
o Drivers must have Third Party insurance and vehicle registration documents

Language stay abroad in Wales Vaccination

No specific vaccinations that are required or recommended.

Geography and climate

  • Climate :

    Very wet and with little sun!
    The coastal areas, however, can be very warm in summer.

  • Geography :

    The geography of Wales is varied and includes beautiful jagged cliffs along the coastline and farming valleys and countryside further inland.

  • Seas / Oceans : Irish Sea

Useful information

Language stay abroad in Wales Contact(s)


Sur place :
  • Ambassade de France :
    58 Knightsbridge,
    London, SW1X 7JT
    Tél : [44] (207) 07 31 000
    Fax : [44] (207) 07 31 004
  • pour une recherche d'emploi :
    Centre Charles Péguy

    164 - 168 Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7RW UK
    Tel : + 44 (0)207 960 2600
    Fax : + 44 (0)207 960 2601