International Homestay

Alton College welcomed a delegation of 34 students, parents and teachers from the cities of Taizhou (Jiangsu Province) and Zhongshan (Guandong Province) in the People’s Republic of China for a tour of the campus, a physics lesson and lunch before they went on to explore the other attractions of Alton including Jane Austen’s House. During the physics lesson the students conducted several experiments to demonstrate the level of practical work which is done in the laboratories at Alton College – something Chinese students are not used to.

Mrs Wang Miao, an English teacher from Zhongshan School, said how much she had enjoyed the brief visit. ‘Two of our students are joining Alton College in September, and I am hopeful that as a result of our visit today, more might follow. You have a beautiful campus and some wonderful facilities here’

Andrew Cox, International Manager, said ‘This visit is part of our ongoing strategy to forge close links with a number of schools in China, and to give prospective students and their teachers a real feel for what it is like to study here. We were delighted to welcome them here for the day, and it was great to see how much they enjoyed their hands-on physics lesson!’

Alton College has a dedicated International Department providing assistance to overseas students and helps organise a safe, secure and truly English ‘home-from-home’ experience living with local families while they study.

The College urgently requires homestay families for international students starting in September 2015.

For more information about what is involved, please visit the website http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/homestay or contact international@altoncollege.ac.uk / 01420 592243