The Isle of Wight College
The International Department has welcomed students from around the world since 1991 and continues to provide excellent welfare to all international students.
About The Isle of Wight College
The International Department has welcomed students from around the world since 1991 and continues to provide excellent welfare and support to all International students, recognising that for some students it may be their first time away from home and parents. The Isle of Wight College has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade by the official governing body ‘Ofsted –The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills’ and is constant in the provision of ‘Putting Students First’. The college continues to strive in all aspects of meeting student’s needs, from using the most up-to-date and exemplary teaching methods to providing more IT equipment for students to use.
English as a Foreign Language has been taught at the College for years, offering bespoke courses to companies, universities, and schools, Cambridge certified courses to local students and specific language courses to local companies. The tutors use interactive and stimulating teaching methods to deliver the English with the use of activities on solving language problems with fellow students and reflecting on how to improve.
- All Homestay families are handpicked and many have hosted International students for years.
- The International Department carries out strict assessments and police checks to assure the suitability of the families and the welfare of the students, the department also provides a 24 on call service.
- Both families and students receive a profile on each other detailing any dietary and medical requirements, as well as personal information like hobbies, to ensure a comfortable and well-matched visit.