What is the summer social programme?
LSI Portsmouth offers an exciting and varied summer social programme which is designed to meet every students’ needs. During the summer months, this programme is even more popular than usual. It encourages socialising between students of the school, so it is a great way to meet new people.
Why do English language students choose our summer social programme?
- Portsmouth is a fantastic location for a summer social programme
- Our social programme team
- There is a lot happening in Portsmouth!
- Victorious Festival
- Love Southsea Markets
- Southsea Food Festival
- Portsmouth Comic Con
- Portsmouth International Kite Festival
- Dickens Christmas Festival
- Regular favourite social activities
- New and different social activities
- Weekend excursions
- Salisbury and Stonehenge
- Windsor Castle and Eton
- Eastbourne, Beachy Head & Seven Sisters
- Theme Park Visits
- Isle of Wight
- Walking excursions on the Jurassic Coast
Portsmouth is a fantastic location to study English throughout the year, but the city is particularly wonderful to visit during the summertime. As the UK’s only island city, it has a coastline that stretches for around 7km, and access to beaches on Hayling Island and the Isle of Wight. In addition, there are large outdor parks and green areas. Click here to find out more about beaches near Portsmouth.
Catt, our full-time dedicated Social Programme Organiser creates a unique social calendar to showcase the best of what Portsmouth has to offer. Our Social Team make sure that when you’re studying in Portsmouth during the summer, you will make the most of our fantastic location. If you would like to contact Catt with any questions about our summer social programme, please e-mail her: [email protected]
Portsmouth also has many festivals and free live music events throughout summer, which compliment and are often part of the Social Programme. Here are a few examples of what you can expect:
Victorious festival is one of the largest music festivals in the UK (It attracts over 120,000 festival goers). It features some of the top bands in the UK and is the essential festival for British music lovers!
Love Southsea Markets are a collection of market stalls which appear once a month and can be found in Southsea just 15 minutes walk from LSI Portsmouth. From these markets you can purchase a variety of loacl goods such as food or clothing.
Southsea Food festival is a time when the town centre of Southsea, Portsmouth, is flooded with food traders. There is a huge amount of variety of food to try from traditional English to Asian to European to… just about anything. With a live music stage, this is a great local day out.
Portsmouth Comic Con is the biggest Comic Con in the South of the UK! And each year it keeps getting bigger! It features comic book trading, cosplay competitions, and international comic artists amongst other things.
Portsmouth International Kite Festival is a truly amazing event! Kite fliers from all across the world get together on Southsea green, Portsmouth, to fly their kites. The skies above Portsmouth are filled with colour as on the ground below there are a variety of craft stalls, food stalls, and local amusements.
And, no it is definitely not a Summer festival, but it is too good to not be included on a list of Portsmouth festivals!
Dickens Christmas Festival is the perfect festival for anyone looking for a truly authentic, British Christmas experience! Featuring Victorian street performers, Chritmas markets, Christmas food & drink, and of course… a traditional green Father Christmas!
To see a more detailed list of some of Portsmouth’s festivals, click here.
Some of our most popular social activities during the summer include our weekly Conversation Club, where our students gather to enjoy some friendly conversation in a relaxed, informal environment. We offer many outdoor sporting activities such as football with the teachers, volleyball tournaments and outdoor fitness classes. Our weekly parties are always great fun, and the perfect opportunity for our students to experience the lively Portsmouth nightlife.
Every weekend our Social Team organise a Saturday excursion, giving you the opportunity to visit other parts of the country, including:
During the summer months, the trips which are most popular are usually:
Not only is our social programme really fun, it’s a wonderful way to practice your conversational skills and improve your English. With many students choosing to join us during the summer period, you will get the opportunity to meet many friends from all over the world.
Our full time Social Programme Organiser is dedicated to making sure that every second you spend at LSI is the best it can be for you. If you have any queries about our social programme or Portsmouth in general, please feel free to email us at [email protected]