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Visiting International Student Programme

NEW Visiting International Student Programme

**This programme is currently on hold, we do welcome visiting students from International Waldorf Schools into our Upper School classes 9 and 10 for a one month stay. Please contact us for more details.**

Taking place over 28 days, the Programme will run in the autumn, spring and summer terms and be open to groups of 10 overseas Class 9 or 10 pupils at a time.

A diverse and creative programme that has been specifically designed to give overseas Waldorf pupils an unmatched opportunity to experience the diverse and creative culture in both Brighton and London, develop and expand their UK knowledge and take part in an extensive venue and historical landmark visit series. The overseas students will also be able to develop their spoken and written English by joining their fellow pupils from The Brighton Waldorf School in the month-long culture and learning immersive experience.

What will it include?

The Brighton Waldorf School Visiting International Student Programme, which will also include a range of exciting visits, will take place in Brighton and London and cover subjects including the Arts, British Film, the Theatre, History, Geography, the Leisure Industry and Politics in the UK.

Nestled between the English Channel and the South Downs National Park, the location of The Brighton Waldorf School means it is perfectly placed to enable the visiting overseas students to explore the vibrant and diverse culture of Brighton, its unique café culture, street art, theatres and festivals.

With the capital, London, only 60 minutes away by train, students will be able to explore its history which stretches back to Roman times, alongside its world famous and renowned institutions of parliament and the Monarchy.

Visiting International Student Programme

This Visiting International Student Programme will be split into four weeks, each week with a different, but related, theme.

Students will have the opportunity to study at The Brighton Waldorf School and participate in exciting, educationally rich trips. It is expected that all pupils will complete a series of projects around their experiences to consolidate their learning.

Week 1 – Cinema or Theatre


Pupils will be introduced to contemporary British Film during Main Lesson Blocks, plus separate Study Blocks. They will examine topics such as:

British Film – The history of British Film, what makes a film ‘British’, and the future for British film

Cinemas – The rise of the DVD culture and the impact this has on cinemas and the development of art house cinemas

Students will watch a range of British Films, both at the School and in cinemas in Brighton and London


Students will look at the works of Shakespeare and assess his contribution to British theatre and culture. They will also study a contemporary playwright and ask how theatre has changed in the intervening 400 years.

Possible trips may include:

  • A Visit to The Globe, London and a behind the scenes tour
  • A Behind the scenes tour of The Theatre Royal, Brighton
  • A Visit to see a contemporary piece of theatre in Brighton

Week 2 – Thinking and Politics

Students will discuss a range of contemporary politics and engage in critical thinking around topics such as:

  • ‘Brexit’ and the British Press
  • The Environment
  • Gender
  • Trips may include:
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Tower of London

Week 3 – Art

Students will examine contemporary British Art, from the Street Art in Brighton, to the work for sale in the Saatchi Gallery, London. They  will also examine Land or Environmental Art and Sculpture and what drives contemporary British artists.

Possible trips will include:

  • The Saatchi Gallery
  • Street Art tour of Brighton
  • Cass Sculpture Park
  • Behind the Scenes tour of Theatre Royal, Brighton

Week 4 – History & Geography

This exciting module will focus on History and / or human and physical geography with an ecological focus.

A sample of possible topics:

  • Stonehenge, Glastonbury and the concept of Ley Lines
  • The rise of British music and lifestyle ‘festivals’ and their role in a new understanding of the future of our environment
  • The Leisure and Tourism industry in Brighton and its impact on the environment
  • The new organic / vegan / green movement in the South East and its environmental focus

A sample of possible experiences:

  • Boat trip to the Rampion offshore wind farm
  • Walking part of the South Downs Way
  • Paddle Boarding/Windsurfing
  • Trip to Stanmer Organics and Earthship Brighton
  • A visit to the i360

It is expected that the Programme will begin with opportunities for two groups of Class 10 pupils to visit in the autumn term either in October or November for a 28-day period while Class 9 pupils invited for a 28-day experience during the spring and summer terms.

The cost for this experience is £2,000 which will include all Waldorf-based education and experiences outside the School.

The Brighton Waldorf School is not responsible for organising accommodation for overseas pupils during their stay in the UK, however we are able to assist with finding host families for pupils enrolled with us.

For more information, please email the School at: enquiries@brightonwaldorfschool.org or click here: www.brightonwaldorfschool.org/admissions-enquiry

Visiting International Student Programme
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If you are planning to visit the UK and would like to arrange a School Tour and want to know more about our Visiting International Student Programme, please email us at: enquiries@brightonwaldorfschool.org or click the button here: