Language stay abroad in Scotland

If you decide to take English courses in Scotland, the landscapes, the culture and the residents will make your study abroad an unforgettable experience.
Scotland along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, form the United Kingdom. Each of these countries possesses its own identity. Scotland has its own laws, as well as a specific religious and educational system, which has created a culture that is well anchored in traditions.
Scotland has magnificent green landscapes and mountains that will make a lasting impression on you. The country is divided in two parts: the Highlands and the Lowlands. Today the country is populated by more than 5 million residents. 500.000 of thosepeople live in Edinburgh, its beautiful and culturally rich capital. However, the most important city in Scotland is Glasgow.

Language stay abroad in Scotland

If you decide to take English courses in Scotland, the landscapes, the culture and the residents will make your study abroad an unforgettable experience.
Scotland along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, form the United Kingdom. Each of these countries possesses its own identity. Scotland has its own laws, as well as a specific religious and educational system, which has created a culture that is well anchored in traditions.
Scotland has magnificent green landscapes and mountains that will make a lasting impression on you. The country is divided in two parts: the Highlands and the Lowlands. Today the country is populated by more than 5 million residents. 500.000 of thosepeople live in Edinburgh, its beautiful and culturally rich capital. However, the most important city in Scotland is Glasgow.

language stay abroad in scotland 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 scotland all year round in specialized language schools for  international students.

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

Life at this destination

  • The cost of living is very expensive in Great Britain.
  • The Scots take great offense at being called "English." They historically like to separate themselves from the English, even though they are bound to them politically.
  • The Scots are very proud of their history and heritage.
  • For limited budgets, it is recommended to stay in a bed and breakfast or in youth hostels.
  • The most common payments are visa credit cards and checks.
  • Meals are eaten fairly early in the UK
  • Breakfasts are large: eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, tea or coffee
  • Sports : Rugby, cricket and football are very popular.
  • The Scotish drive on the left side of the road.

Language stay abroad in Scotland Phones

Country Code:
44
  • Dialing within the country:
    Add a "0" to the area code when dialing other locations in the UK.
  • Great Britain to USA :
    00 + 1 + area code + number.
  • Great Britain to Spain :

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

999

Language stay abroad in Scotland 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 Scotland Driver's license

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

Language stay abroad in Scotland Vaccination

There are no specific vaccinations that are required or recommended.

Geography and climate

  • Climate :

    Temperate climate with a lot of rain and overcast days. In the mountainous regions there is a fair amount of snow during the winter, and it snows more frequently in the west than the east.
    Average Temperatures:

    • 3°/ 37°F in the winter
    • 13°/55°F in the summer
  • Geography :

    Scotland is a country divided into three geographic areas:

    • The Northern Highlands
      that cover over half of the land.
    • The Central Lowlands
      where most of the population lives.
    • The Southern Uplands that are formed by plains and hills.
  • Seas / Oceans : Atlantic Ocean, North Sea

Useful information

Language stay abroad in Scotland Contact(s)


Sur place :
  • Ambassade de France :
    58 Knightsbridge,
    London, SW1X 7JT
    Tél : [44] (207) 07 31 000
    Fax : [44] (207) 07 31 004
  • Consulat Général (Edinbourg)
    11 Randolph Crescent
    Edimbourg EH3 - 7TT
    tél : [44] (131) 225 79 54
    fax : [44] (131) 225 89 75
  • Centre Charles Péguy :
    164 - 168 Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7RW
    UK
    Tel : + 44 (0)207 960 2600
    Fax : + 44 (0)207 960 2601
    Email : info@cei-frenchcentre.com
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