Apply today for funding for international school visits
Travel grants are now available for secondary school or further education colleges in England to take your pupils on international school visits, through a new Department for Education programme in partnership with the British Council.
Give your students a truly intercultural experience with these grants for travel to visit a partner school or college. The visit can be used to enhance any curriculum subject teaching: it does not have to be a language exchange, although these are welcomed.
Visits should have a curriculum focus. They do not need to focus on language learning, although we welcome those that do.
Grants are aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority will be given to applications that show the school, college, or the group of students involved in the visit have significant levels of disadvantage (e.g., Pupil Premium, Opportunity Area, Index of Multiple Deprivation, Additional Needs etc).
Funding for financial year 2020/21:
The Department for Education have now announced a one-year extension to this programme. Funding will now be available for the financial year 2020-2021, and it will extend to pupils in years 5 and 6 as well as those aged 11 -19. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear when full details and application deadlines are confirmed.