Where could a summer adventure take you?

What are your summer plans? Why not head abroad to travel to a new and exciting destination, make friends from around the world and come back with a new set of English language skills? With over 30 schools around the world, it's easy to pick your perfect destination. Here are our top picks for an exciting summer adventure.


Brunna in Kaplan Boston Harvard Square
The waterfront near Kaplan's Harvard Square school

What makes Boston so charming?


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and voted one of the best to live in. Much of the main city was designed long before cars existed, making parts of it easy to explore by foot. Whether you want to follow the Freedom Trail which unravels Boston’s unique history or rent a kayak to explore the Charles River Esplanade, there is no shortage of things to do.


Why we love our Boston school


We have two schools in Boston, one in the quaint neighbourhood of Cambridge, a stone’s throw from Harvard University. The other in Boston Fenway, close to Fenway Stadium and home to the Red Sox. Learn in one of the greatest academic cities in the USA and feel the student buzz.


Study in Boston if you love:

  • History and culture
  • A sports-mad city
  • A student atmosphere




Bournemouth - where's your next summer adventure?
Man O’War Beach, on England’s Jurassic Coast


What makes Bournemouth so unique?


Close to Bournemouth, the Jurassic Coast, is England’s first and only natural World Heritage Site. It’s a 95-mile coastline featuring dramatic cliffs and coves, breathtaking views over turquoise water and hidden beaches. There is so much unspoilt beauty to discover. Who knew you could spend a beautiful summer’s day, at a beach to rival the best in the world – in England.


Why we love our Bournemouth school


Our Bournemouth school is the biggest in the UK, and we have on average 53 different nationalities that walk through our school doors each year.


Study in Bournemouth if you love:

  • Sunny seaside living
  • Coastal exploration
  • Jaw dropping views of the jagged Jurassic Coast
  • Outdoor adventure





Chicago - where's your next summer adventure?
Views over the dramatic Chicago skyline


What makes Chicago so incredible?


In some cities, every so often you stop, look up and think ‘wow’ – and Chicago is one of those. With a dramatic skyline of sky scrapers, a sports-mad atmosphere and so much on offer, it’s no wonder it rivals some of the best cities in the USA. Whether you’re taking in a 360 degree view from the top of the Willis Tower or spending summer days along Chicago’s lakefront trail which hugs Lake Michigan, the views of this powerful city are impressive.

Tap into youthful activities on Navy Pier which features a ferris wheels, miniature golf, a theater and iMax. Or take in the notable architecture, interactive street art and outdoor exhibitions, which all help put Chicago on the map for world-class cultural offerings.


Why we love our Chicago school


Our Chicago school welcomes people from over 75 different nationalities, helping to connect different people from all over the world. Situated on the Magnificent Mile, you’ll be surrounded by trendy restaurants and luxe shops.


Study in Chicago if you love:

  • A sports-mad city
  • An impressive skyline
  • Vast cultural offerings
  • Deep dish pizza: who can resist!




Edinburgh - where's your next summer adventure?
Check out the view from Arthur’s Seat


What makes Edinburgh so extraordinary?


Many people have a love affair with Edinburgh, it’s the perfect balance between cosy and quaint with a city feel. Perhaps it’s the cobbled streets, and charming cafes, or that your everyday backdrop is the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle and surrounding Hollyrood Park. Arthur's Seat is a 1-hour trail and whether you get to the summit or not, it’s guaranteed you will be in awe of the Scottish landscapes, which is on the doorstep of Edinburgh.


Why we love our Edinburgh school


Our Edinburgh school is set in the heart of the city center. Just walk out of class and find yourself in the main shopping district, amongst shops, pubs and restaurants. Students can explore further afield and head to the Scottish Highlands.


Study in Edinburgh if you love:

  • A lively city environment surrounded by nature
  • Friendly locals
  • History
  • Being close to wonders like the Scottish Highlands




Liverpool - where's the next summer adventure?
Sunset over New Brighton lighthouse


What’s offbeat about Liverpool?


It’s no secret Liverpool is home to the Beatles and one of the best football clubs in the world, but it offers far more than sport and culture. Like much of the UK it’s steeped in history, and Liverpool was once a sea trading hub. Liverpool is not short of city buzz but if you’d like to enjoy a sunny summery day by the water, Kaplan’s social program will take you to the New Brighton lighthouse. A historic Napoleonic era Fort built in 1683 allowed ships to pass safely. No longer used, it’s situated between the River Mersey and Liverpool Bay, and when low tide comes in, it’s a spectacular sight to go up close to take pictures, it’s especially beautiful at sunset.


What we love about our Liverpool school


Our Liverpool school has a dedicated program for under and over 25’s, study with like-minded students and make friends with people from all over the world. Our school is only a short 15 minute walk to the waterfront which is full of museums, views over the water, bars and restaurants.


Study in Liverpool if you love:

  • Musical history
  • An impressive collection of museums
  • World-class football
  • The buzz of an exciting city


New York


New York - where's the next summer adventure
The salt marshes of Brooklyn Bridge Park offer a different angle on a famous skyline


What you didn’t know about New York


There is a lot you know about New York – and that’s a huge appeal of why so many people go. But New York is a city full of treasures waiting to be explored. Life on Manhattan Island is fast-paced and jam-packed with all kinds of things to do. Why not head over the water to Brooklyn where you can soak up the buzz and the views.


Shun the inner-city Central Park for the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Six old piers have been transformed into a community space where you can enjoy parks, salt marshes, a mini beach and volleyball court, restaurants, an active recreation center or a walk-in kaleidoscope. Oh and did we mention the views looking back over Manhattan? Sweat away New York’s sweltering summer with a day spend on the water.


Why we love our New York schools


We have two schools in New York, one in the Empire State building and one in the SoHo neighbourhood, close to Greenwich Village and lower Manhattan. Enjoy being in the center of it all and live like a local while brushing up on your English skills.


Study in New York if you love:

  • Life in a major city 
  • Eating every cuisine imaginable
  • Bright lights and buzzing atmosphere
  • A huge selection of museums, comedy clubs, theaters, bars and shops




London - where's your next summer adventure?
London’s Millennium Bridge – a futuristic pathway to an ancient cathedral


Why London is the best city in summer


London is built around the River Thames. With major iconic sights dotted along the water, you cannot visit London without a walk along the river. Spot sights such as Westminster Palace, London Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedal or head inland to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the theater district of the West End.


The Millennium Bridge is build on the doorstep of the Tate Modern museum on the South side of the river and takes pedestrians right across to the foot of St Paul’s Cathedral, situated close to the banking district known as the City. You may be a beach or nature person but London is one of the best places to visit in the summer. With so much to explore, it’s easy to see it all by foot, and with an interesting coffee shop, boutique cafe or famous store right around each corner, there is plenty of time to rest in between your adventures.


Why we love our London schools


You just can’t beat the location! Our Leicester Square school is a 1-minute walk from Trafalgar Square. Our Covent Garden school, located in an old townhouse, is within walking distance to the heart of the London where you can feast in fancy restaurants or pop up summer stalls. In London, your options are endless.


Study in London if you love:

  • A multi-cultural city
  • A food haven
  • Royalty, history and tradition
  • Arts and culture




Torquay - where's the next summer adventure?
Peek out at the view of Dartmouth Harbour from Bayard’s Cove Fort


Why Torquay is the perfect summer destination


Torquay is a beautiful seaside town in Devon, England. Its famously nicknamed the English Riviera for its sandy shores, coastal cliffs and tropical temperature. Spend your sunny weekends exploring old forts, harbours, caves, cliffs and bays while feasting on fresh produce, fish n’ chips and ice cream cones. What more could you want from summer?


Why we love our Torquay school


Attesting to the mild climate, our Torquay school boasts a swimming pool to cool down during warm summer days. Where else can you walk out of class and right up to the pool edge to unwind?


Study in Torquay if you love:

  • Sunny seaside living
  • Tropical climate
  • Delicious food
  • Outdoor adventure


So, which is your favorite city to study in? Find out more about places you could have your summer adventure.

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