Inspired Mosaics Studio – at The Art House Hove B&B
based: Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Mosaic summer schools, courses and retreats in Hove, East Sussex. Learn to create mosaics of any size, on your own or with friends. Courses are led by experienced mosaic artist Elizabeth de Ath in her garden studio – all materials provided. Accommodation is available at the adjoining Art House B&B.
| mosaic | retreats | summer schools | England |
ISSOS International Summer Schools
based: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
Summer school program offering high school students (13-18) the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the amazing, historic and picturesque university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale. A three week program welcoming students from over 60 nationalities (each nationality limited to 10% to guarantee a truly international experience).
| summer schools | youth/teen | multi-activity | English language | painting/drawing | photographic | film/video | golf | tennis | writing | Scotland | UK | USA |
based: Magnesia, Greece
Kalikalos summer school offers a full programme of holistic community-based workshops, retreats and workcamps from May through September. Offerings include, Advaita satsang, August family weeks, creative arts, healing, self development, Vipassana meditation, walking weeks and yoga. The centre is unique in that it's run as a community and with vegetarian meals.
| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | tai chi | yoga | self development | meditation | painting/drawing | ethical/ecotourism | vegetarian/vegan | family/child friendly | summer schools | working/volunteer holidays | Greece |
Minerva Me Club – Minerva Tutors
based: London, UK
Fully immersive day or residential holiday courses for kids from 7–16 in central London, for small groups per age bracket, bespoke private groups or schools. These courses are for all levels of English with world class academic tuition workshops in Public Speaking, Pronunciation, Etiquette, and tours of London's finest cultural landmarks.
| English language | summer schools | youth/teen | groups | UK |
TEFL International Prague – Language & Training
based: Prague, Czech Republic
TEFL International Prague provides a 4-week TEFL course leading to an internationally recognized Certificate in TESOL. The course is externally moderated by TEFL International and accredited by Fairmont State University in Vermont, USA. All their successful course graduates get a teaching job guarantee in Prague and job guidance worldwide.
| English TEFL courses | gap year | summer schools | working/volunteer | Czech Republic |
U3A Summer Schools
based: London, UK
Summer schools offering an exciting programme covering a broad range of subjects that include opera, French, cryptic crosswords, maths, drama, poetry, art, musicals and garden history. The schools are led by tutors who are also U3A ((University of the Third Age) members and who provide a high quality, active learning experience for retired and semi-retired people.
| summer schools | England |
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
based: London, UK
A range of music summer schools offering a wide choice of short courses for various ages and disciplines, split into Music Performance Schools and Music Theory and Musicianship Schools.
| summer schools | music appreciation | England |
based: Texas, USA
Christian summer camp for kids with learning and social difficulties such as AD/HD, ADD and Asperger's syndrome.
| summer schools | for people with a disability | Christian | USA |
Humour Summer School
based: Zurich, Switzerland
An International summer school and symposium on humour and laughter in various locations across the UK and in Europe.
| summer schools | comedy | UK | Germany | Switzerland | Romania |
Meitheal Summer School
based: Co. Clare, Ireland
Residential music summer school in Limerick, Ireland – live and breathe music with expert guidance.
| summer schools | music playing courses | Ireland |
UK: Film Lovers Residential Summer Camps
A summer camp aimed at young people with a love of film, be that creating films or acting in them. This residential summer camp is run by the Young Film Academy and is held at St Catherine's Bramley, one of the UK's leading boarding schools. The camps are one or two weeks long and include board, meals, tuition, excursions, equipment and activities.
What is a Summer School?
Within the Travel-Quest Directory we use the term Summer School in its broadest sense and bearing in mind our role to record specialist holidays and multi-day residential recreational courses. Summer school programmes listed may be targeted at participants of any age, and the subject areas covered may include leisure and non-academic subjects as well as educational school or college subjects.
Some summer schools will be very targeted at specific interest areas (e.g. music summer schools or sports summer schools), while others may be more general in nature. Some may be offered to specific age groups (be that children, teens or adults), or be targeted to a specific user group, (people with a disability for example).
Those listed with specifically identify them selves as a Summer School and in general the activities will take place during the period of the summer school, college or university academic vacation.