Cirencester: the typical English country college for your next Study Holiday in England

Cirencester is a market town located in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It is often referred to as the “capital of the Cotswolds” and is known for its rich history and beautiful architecture.

The town was founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was an important center of trade and commerce during the medieval period. Many of its historic buildings and landmarks date back to this time, including the 15th-century church of St. John the Baptist and the medieval Market Cross.

Cirencester is a popular destination for tourists due to its beautiful Cotswold stone buildings, picturesque streets, and charming shops and cafes. The town also has a number of museums and galleries, including the Corinium Museum, which showcases the town’s Roman heritage, and the New BreweryArts Center, which features contemporary art and crafts.

The town has a thriving community and hosts a range of events throughout the year, including the Cirencester Arts Festival, the Cotswold Show, and the Christmas Market. It also has a vibrant nightlife, with a range of pubs, bars, and restaurants.

Cirencester is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds. The town is located near several nature reserves and parks, including the Cotswold Water Park, which offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and watersports.

Overall, Cirencester is a charming and historic town with a strong sense of community and a range of attractions and activities for visitors. It is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the Cotswolds or the South West of England.

  • Inhabitants: 19,000
  • Distance from London: 144 km
  • Location: Cotswolds


07 – 11 YEARS
11 – 14 YEARS
14 – 17 YEARS


03/07 – 17/07
17/07 – 31/07
31/7 – 14/08
17/07 -07/08



The Royal Agricultural University of Cirencester

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is a public university located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. It was established in 1845 as the Royal Agricultural College and is the oldest agricultural college in the English-speaking world. The university has a long history of providing high-quality education and research in the field of agriculture, land management, and related subjects.

The RAU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects, including agriculture, agribusiness, food supply chains, land management, real estate, rural entrepreneurship, equine science, and environmental management. It is known for its practical and vocational approach to education, with a focus on developing the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in the land-based industries.

The university has a beautiful campus located in the heart of the Cotswolds, with a range of modern and historic buildings, including a Grade II listed main building. The campus features excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, research centers, and a farm, which is used for teaching and research.

The RAU has a diverse and international student body, with students from over 45 countries. It offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment, with a range of student services and facilities, including a library, sports center, and accommodation options.

The university is a leading center for research in the agricultural and land-based industries and has a range of partnerships and collaborations with industry and academic institutions around the world. Its research focuses on key issues such as sustainability, food security, and rural development.

Overall, the Royal Agricultural University is a highly regarded institution with a strong reputation for providing high-quality education and research in the field of agriculture and related subjects. Its beautiful campus, excellent facilities, and practical approach to learning make it a popular choice for students from around the world who are interested in pursuing careers in the land-based industries.

Accommodation and treatment: Study Holiday in Cirencester

Single, double, and triple rooms, all with private bathrooms, located in modern 3-story buildings within the college.

Full board treatment in its suggestive canteen and packed lunches provided during the full day excursions included in the program.

Study Vacation in Cirencester: course of study

All of our courses are 15 hours (60 minutes each) of lessons per week. We have 3 individual courses for students in certain age groups:

EXPLORER COURSE (07-11 years)

Our Explorer program encourages the youngest students at the beginning of their language journey to use English as much as possible.

The teaching aims to engage the boys with the fun of learning through theater, performances, and exciting projects that will help them increase their self-confidence and make new friends, inspiring their passion for languages and interest in the world around them.

What makes the Explorers program unique?


  • Vocabulary building and interactive communication games
  • Drama and performances
  • Project-based learning

Educational excursions

  • 1:12 student/leader ratio for visits
  • Visit preparation by the

Educational visit tasks


  • Evening entertainment program: Themed discos
  • Workshops: theater, costumes, and scenery
  • Typically British school games


Increasing self-confidence and developing creativity and collaborative skills are fundamental for the linguistic progress of young adolescents. Our Voyagers program aims to develop these cross-curricular skills and enhance the language skills of students through fun interactive activities, so they can benefit from the international summer environment and are motivated to advance in their journey to master the English language.

What makes the Voyagers program unique?


  • Introduction to 21st-century skills: creative projects, functional English, teamwork, role-playing, and presentations
  • Global environmental awareness projects
  • Cultural exchange


  • Student/leader ratio of 1:25 for visits
  • Anticipated lessons to make the most of visits


  • Problem-solving and creative thinking tasks
  • Teambuilding and collaborative activities
  • Evening entertainment program: Casino Royal, workshops, photography and digital media challenges, STEM challenges (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).


Developing 21st-century skills and gaining a global perspective on current issues is critical for success in academic and professional life. Our Trailblazers program aims to provide older adolescents with these higher skills, so they are constantly stimulated to use the English language and are supported in their journey to become confident and successful young adults.

What makes the Trailblazers program unique?


  • Development of 21st-century skills: business innovation, critical thinking, public speaking, leadership
  • Global environmental awareness projects
  • Cultural exchange


  • Student/leader ratio of 1:25 for visits
  • Anticipated lessons to make the most of visits


  • Training and mentoring opportunities for young leaders
  • Problem-solving and creative thinking tasks
  • Teambuilding and collaborative activities
  • Evening entertainment program: Casino Royal
  • Workshops: photography and digital media challenges
  • STEM challenges (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
  • United Nations participation model (MUN).

Possibility to register for the Trinity GESE Exam (to be carried out online, if the minimum required of 15 participants is not reached).

The native-speaking teachers are all qualified to teach foreign students and form homogeneous classes based on the results of the initial test carried out by all the students to establish their linguistic level. The study material is provided by the school as well as the certificate of attendance, which is issued at the end of the course.

Study Holiday in Cirencester: free time

Field trips

  • 3 full day trips including one to London for a Sightseeing Walking Tour, one to Oxford for a college visit and one to Bath to visit the Roman Baths
  • 2 half-day trips to Cirencester for an orientation tour of the town and some free time.


Free time will always be organized with many sporting and fun activities such as tennis, cricket, rugby, outdoor cinema, football, and field hockey.

Every evening the English Activity Leaders will organize many group activities such as discos, international evenings, sports tournaments, ghost walks, original language film viewing, karaoke, chat rooms, reading clubs, chill clubs, and much more, always in the company of friends Italians and some new foreign friends met in college.

London Week End

If the whole group requests it, upon supplement, it is possible to conclude the Study Holiday with a pleasant stay in London, which includes 2 nights in a hotel, meals, tube tickets, and hotel/airport transfer.