The UK is an island nation in Western Europe, comparable to the size of Victoria and a treasure for students wishing to follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Celts, Saxon tribes, Roman legions and Viking warriors. From the frenzy of world-famous London to sleepy villages, the UK is renowned for its natural beauty and rough outdoors.
To be or not to be … British?
The British culture is very diverse and there is no such thing as a uniform ‘British culture’. Instead, it is either English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, or, indeed Asian British etc. With over 16,000 towns and villages, a broad array of accents and dialects evolved over time throughout England and left a remarkable voiceprint across the different regions. The Scottish culture remains vibrant, colourful and with its own distinct traditions. WEP students can choose to go to either England or Scotland.
Live in the UK, travel through time!
Impressive megaliths, castles and modern architecture mark the landscapes and reflect its centuries-long history. Home to Shakespeare, Will and Kate, Mr Bean, mysterious Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Big Ben and last but not least Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the UK has never stopped to catch everyone’s attention around the world.
Did you know?
French was the official language of England from 1066 to 1362. However, those days are over now and for students wishing to go on exchange to an English-speaking country, the UK is a great destination to experience a taste of Europe.