Vladislav Klapin Yeo44yvtl20 Unsplash

Wimborne, UK

International Relations - Canford School

About the provider: "Supreme" - Have welcomed 15800 students from 152 countries, ranked #1 in British Council inspections for 5 years in a row 2018-2023

age icon 11-15 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 15

See Dates

Discover the world of global politics with our engaging 'Introduction to International Relations' course, tailored specifically for young learners aged 11 to 15.

  • Crafted by experienced course writers, this interactive and communicative program dives into the core concepts of world politics.
  • Students are encouraged to explore global issues through a range of dynamic activities, including interactive tasks, debates, and role-plays.
  • This multinational setting not only enriches their understanding of international relations but also enhances their English fluency and confidence.
  • It's an ideal course for young minds eager to understand global perspectives and improve their language skills in a stimulating learning environment.

& More

We have so much more, activities, excursion etc. If you want to explore more get more details here it.


  • Located in 250 acres of parkland near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, in southwest England.

  • Close to Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, and within two hours from London, Oxford, Exeter.

  • Easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Bournemouth, Exeter, and Southampton airports.

  • For sat nav directions, use postcode BH21 3AD.

  • Features 10 boarding houses and diverse facilities like Layard Theatre, music school, sports centre, and art studios.

  • Vast green lawns and woodlands surrounding historic campus buildings.

What's Included

  • 15 hours of tuition per week

  • Maximum class size of 15 students

  • Academic materials

  • General sports, social activities and events

  • All standard excursions including admission costs

  • End of Course Report and Certificate

  • Accommodation and all meals at Canford Summer School

  • Wi-Fi & weekly laundry services

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance


  • Options between a Multi-Activity program and English Plus courses.
  • Multi-Activity program includes sports like volleyball, badminton, dodgeball, and creative pursuits like painting and drama.
  • English Plus offers specialized courses in Adventure Sports, Horse Riding, Football, Ultimate Crafts, Robotics, and Game Design.
  • Events aim to maximize social interaction, foster teamwork and friendship, and ensure a fun experience.


  • Mostly single & twin rooms, with some 4-bed dorms available.

  • Students roomed with similar age peers but different native languages.

  • Male and female students accommodated in separate boarding houses when possible.

  • On some campuses, separate corridors or staircases for male and female students within the same building, with 24/7 supervision.

  • Efforts made to meet specific accommodation requests, like rooming with a friend.

  • Hot English breakfast twice a week and daily continental breakfast (pastries, fruit, yoghurt, cereal).

  • Two hot meal options for lunch and dinner, including all dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and Halal.

  • Salad bar, fresh bread, fruit, and desserts available.

  • Drinks and biscuits provided before bed.

  • Packed lunches for excursions.

  • Extensive sporting facilities including tennis, netball, football, and cricket fields.

  • Sports Centre with a double-court indoor hall, dance studio, and a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool.

  • Friendly and supportive staff available 24/7 for student support.

  • Recognized for exceptional care of students and safeguarding minors.


  • Three excursions over 2 weeks to famous UK cities and popular destinations.
  • Accompanied by a dedicated staff team with planned activities.
  • Beach day trips due to Canford School’s South Coast location.
  • Visits to cities like Bath, Portsmouth, and London.
  • Opportunities for tourism, shopping, and small group exploration with parental consent.

Previous Years' Excursions:

  • London Eye, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Roman Baths.
  • Marwell Zoo, Bournemouth Beach, Thorpe Park.
  • Evening at Splashdown Waterpark with 13 indoor and outdoor rides.


  • Supervised transfers available for Heathrow Airport and St Pancras Station.

  • **Heathrow Airplane: **arrivals 6am-5pm; departures: 11am-6pm.

  • St Pancras Station: arrivals 10am-12 noon; departures: 12 noon-2pm.

  • Transfer fees: £130.00 one-way, £260.00 return.

  • Transport options: Staffed Private Coach, Minibus, Taxi, based on student numbers and flight timings.

  • Staff in yellow t-shirts greet students at arrival.

  • Welcome Club at the airport for meetups, refreshments, and relaxation.

  • Students escorted to coaches/taxis for direct transport to the school.

  • For special circumstances or other London airports, coordinate with our advisor before booking.

  • Flights should align with course arrival and departure dates for timely student transitions.

Lesson Plan

Your Learning Journey:

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of International Relations.
  • Enhance English skills specific to discussing International Relations.
  • Study key international organizations like the UN and NATO.
  • Debate global issues including climate change and conflict resolution.
  • Develop critical thinking about current world affairs.

Benefits of the Course:

  • Improve English fluency and self-confidence through group projects.
  • Feel more at ease participating in class and delivering presentations.
  • Better prepared for academic challenges in school and university.
  • Enhanced listening skills in English-speaking settings.

Course Takeaways:

  • Continuous activation of language skills in a student-centered approach.
  • Advanced English proficiency upon course completion.
  • Increased understanding of international politics, communication, presentation, and collaboration skills.
  • Insight into global strategy against climate change and contemporary political issues.
  • Understanding the UN's role in international diplomacy and peacekeeping.
  • Profound insight into global challenges like inequality, poverty reduction, and social development.

Sample timetable_1st week


Transfer fees:

  • £130.00 one-way, £260.00 return.

Pocket Money Advice:

  • Recommended pocket money: £70 per week.

  • Prefer bank cards over cash for security. Some shops/attractions card-only.

  • If cash, use small notes (£5/£10/£20), avoid £50 notes.

  • Pocket money (cards/cash) stored in school safe.

  • Collect from office at set times before excursions.


  • High staff-to-student ratio.

  • Campus Welfare Manager oversees student welfare and safety.

  • Houseparents provide day-to-day care and support.

  • Staff trained in Safeguarding and First Aid.

  • Dedicated Admissions Manager for family contact and support.

  • 24/7 friendly and supportive staff, recognized for excellence in student care and safeguarding minors.


  • English level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)


Watch the video to have a sneak peek for your child’s adventures!

Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 8/5/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £6,800

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 7/22/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,900

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 7/29/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,100

July - Boarding

Start 7/22/2024
End 8/12/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,100

July - Boarding

Start 7/22/2024
End 8/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,900

July - Boarding

Start 7/29/2024
End 8/12/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,400

Do you need help?

Can't find what you're looking for? That's okay. Our advisors are here to help 😊 You can schedule a Zoom call or message our advisors for free guidance!

Couldn't figure it out?

© Best Parents, 2024

trustpilot logo