DBIS offers “Immersion Programs” at UK Boarding Schools. These programs build bridges between Dutch and UK schools and their students and offer unique opportunities at both ends. The focus is on collaboration and getting International Experiences. By offering these programs, DBIS tries to support Dutch Schools in organising UK Exchange Programs, add value to an International Educational Network and introduce Dutch students to the endless opportunities for individual long- and short terms stays at UK Boarding Schools.
While participating in an Immersion Program or better called “Academic Boarding Experience”, Dutch students fully immerse at a UK Boarding School and its curriculum for a period of 1 or 2 weeks.
The English academic curriculum will, as much as possible, be adapted to the Dutch Students curriculum. After joining different academic subjects during the day, students will participate in
co-curricular activities in the afternoon on a daily basis.
Both students and teachers will fully board at the schools boarding houses and Dutch students will be assigned an English “Buddy” and wear a school uniform. In the weekend there will be a cultural excursion.
The uniqueness of the Boarding Experience lies in its Academic character. Being around native speakers will provide an enormous English language boost. Besides this language boost, international relationships are build, new friendships are made for life and the UK culture will be experienced as never before.