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Summer Camp International Algarve (International School of the Algarve)

Address: Lagoa
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Description Summer Camp International Algarve (International School of the Algarve)

The International School of the Algarve opened its doors in 1972 - its founders are Paul and Eva Schelfhout. Here, both Portuguese and foreign citizens can study, and to this day the institution remains friendly and hospitable towards international students.

The school is located in the center of the real pearl of the Adriatic, in the warmest and southern province of the country - in the Algarve, which coastline reaches 200 kilometers. The center of the historical province and county is Faro's sea port city. Here there is a beautiful soft and comfortable climate, plenty of sunny days and a constant pleasant fresh breeze from the sea. This is one of the most beautiful European coasts, protected from harsh northern winds by mountain ranges. The air smells of almond and orange trees, gardens, ocean.

The main educational programs last from September to June (three semesters); The school is divided into three levels:

  • Kindergarten
  • Junior classes
  • High school (11-16 years old, GCSE and A-level British High School program).

The curriculum meets high European standards, includes all the necessary fundamental disciplines. In addition to academic studying, students here are waiting for active formation of valuable social skills, cognitive and communicative skills.

The school enjoys the prestigious social status of the Overseas British Center: it speaks of teaching exclusively in English, of carefully observing British educational standards, and of the pedagogical composition (more than 80% of teachers are represented by citizens of England and the United Kingdom). Here, you can also get a certificate of maturity of the Portuguese model - the school is recognized by the national Ministry of Education.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Summer Camp International Algarve (International School of the Algarve)

Program name
07.07.2020 -21.07.2020 21.07.2020 -04.08.2020 04.08.2020 -18.08.2020
from 2 000 € / 2 weeks

Quick overivew: in the summer months, a summer camp for children from all over the world (joint training) is organized on the basis of the school. This is an excellent opportunity to combine effective training and interesting leisure.

About the educational program:

  • Language of instruction - English;
  • Location - Portugal, Lagoa;
  • Age of students - 12 to 18 years;
  • Accommodation type: 
    • Residence;
    • Rooms for 1-2 people.
  • Duration of each lesson: 60 minutes;
  • Small educational group - up to 12 people;
  • Duration of the educational program: from 2 weeks;
  • Arrivals and departures on Tuesdays;
  • Periods of the educational course: June 30 - August 11.

Small educational groups facilitate faster language progress, helps the teacher to more closely monitor progress, realize a personal, individual approach. Experienced and qualified teachers are able to help with the educational material in the most effective and accessible way: 

  • In studing grammar;
  • In developing skills of written and oral speech;
  • In learning to apply the knowledge gained in practice. 

The subjects of the classes are chosen very carefully - it should not only correspond to academic tasks, but also be interesting for students. Much attention is also paid to the development of listening and speaking skills, communication skills. Interactive discussions, dialogues, role plays and simulated life situations are actively used.

Accommodation and food

In the evenings, students gather in residences and rest together - share their impressions, prepare for a new day. For them cozy rooms (each for 2 people) with a view of the sea, personal amenities, free access to Wi-Fi are prepared. The nurse is constantly on duty, the spacious and light common dining room works, organizing a food under the scheme of a full board.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: badminton, biology, chemistry, Choral singing, drama, economics, English, English literature, Extreme sports, French, Health & Fitness, healthy lifestyle, history, international tourism, law, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, political science, politics, Portuguese, Spanish, tourism
Events list: Bike trips, billiards, football, music studio, surfing, Swimming in the pool, table tennis, tennis, yoga

Events Summer Camp International Algarve (International School of the Algarve)

Students spend their free time with new friends. For the participants of the summer program, sports games, competitions and relay races, comradely matches, games and karaoke, themed evenings and discos are organized. Barbeque, joint film screenings or video games, paintball or visiting water parks are common. There are various excursions and walks:

  • Visiting local sights, monuments of culture and architecture;
  • Going to theaters and cinema;
  • Visiting ancient castles and manors, museums and art galleries.

Equipment Summer Camp International Algarve (International School of the Algarve)

The campus has everything you need for a comfortable study, and for living and a pleasant stay, active leisure. There is a separate student theater, studios for music, design, technology, modern and bright classrooms, computer classes. Also the school territory is equipped with a football field and tennis courts, fields for basketball and badminton, a track for roller skating, a spacious pool. A medical center and a shop on the campus are constantly working.

Term dates and fees

Program terms  are the following:

  • 2 weeks = 5-19 July, 19 July - 2 August, 2-16 August
  • 4 weeks = July 5 - August 2, July 19 - August 16
  • 6 weeks = July 5 - August 16.

The cost of staying in the camp is:

  • 2 weeks = 2000 €
  • 4 weeks = 4000 €
  • 6 weeks = 6000 €.

The above price already includes:

  • 25 English lessons weekly
  • Initial knowledge level testing
  • Brand certificate and report after studying
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Leisure, sports, entertainment and sightseeing program
  • Transfer in both directions (Lisbon airport 1 10:00 to 18:00)
  • Laundry services
  • Access to wireless Internet (Wi-Fi).

Pay attention to some additional fees and charges not included in the cost of the programs:

  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Medical insurance = 1.5 € / day
  • Courier delivery of the invitation = 80 €
  • Individual transfer = 50 € / one way (Faro airport), 200 € / one way (Lisbon airport).

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 EUR

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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