We are the only English school in the United Kingdom to have ever won the prestigious international ELTons award, for Local Innovation, from the British Council!
Country Cousins invites you then to improve your English through quality educational courses with fun and exciting sports programmes.
OUR COURSES BY THE SEA:
Browse our courses to see the variety on offer. Learn English in the most beautiful surroundings in England, explore Exmoor National Park, enjoy golden sandy beaches, take part in thrilling sports activities and make friends from all around the World!
WORLD LEADERS IN JUNIORS (7 to 17):
We are a small family run English as a Foreign Language Global Award winning organisation which has been providing quality English educational visits to Junior students since 1951 in North Devon, England.
At Country Cousins we offer a variety of programmes that will help to develop your child’s skills and improve their English Language, not only in class but with their host family and with the sport or activity of their choice.
Every year our students feel more confident with their English by the end of the course and make new international friends.
YOU WILL LEARN AND IMPROVE ENGLISH THROUGH:
THE COMPANY'S REPUTATION HAS BEEN EARNED THROUGH:
- Specialising in Juniors (7 to 17 years old)
- Reliable, caring and friendly host families
- Effective tuition and variety of activity programmes to suit all students’ needs
- Family run business with personal attention to all our students
- 24-hour emergency number for students, host families and parents
- Friendly and approachable staff
OUR 2 SCHOOLS ARE IN AREAS OF OUTSTANDING BEAUTY WITH:
- Clean, pure air & green countryside in North Devon, with access to stunning beaches
- Small towns (safer for younger students)
- Protected and happy environment
- Traditional English culture with slower and relaxed way of life
- All within the popular county of Devon
WHY CHOOSE COUNTRY COUSINS?
- 2014 Global ELTons Winner for Local Innovation - P.A.L.S (Promoting Acceptance of Language Students)
- Educational holidays in a healthy and traditional coastal region of England
- Homestay programmes with caring and welcoming English host families
- Dynamic and Interactive English lessons
- Variety of seaside activity / sports programmes
- Care and supervision from day 1
What do our students say about us?
My experience with my host family was really good. They were very friendly with me and when I needed help they always tried to help me. I learnt a lot speaking with my host family.
Swedish boy, 13 // Golf Programme
I have had again three wonderful weeks with lots of fun and new friends. Surfing was super fun and the level of my English has improved.
Norweigan boy, 15 // Surfing Programme
I was dreaming in English at the end.
Italian girl, 14 // Street Dance Programme
I stayed with the same host family for the fourth time and wouldn't change them for anything in the world.
Slovakian girl, 16 // Street Dance Programme
One thing I found perfect is the number of programmes that can be chosen.
French girl, 14 // Adventure Sports Programme
I'd like to repeat this experience, because I've improved my English, and I've met with more new friends. I like the way that they people here look after me. I love my family.
Jordanian boy, 11 // Discovering Devon Programme
All was good. Amazing, perfect!
Korean girl, 15 // Discovering Devon Programme
England was extremely nice. I was received very cordially by my host family. We did so many different things: hiking, shopping, watching football, going to the beach, watching films together, and much more. It was not at all boring. My host mother, who was like a girl-friend to me, was always there for me!
German girl, 16 // Street Dance Programme
I've been very lucky to be put with my family, they are extremely nice and kind. I loved the time spent at home chatting all together with a cup of tea and watching movies after dinner. When I left Latvia I didn't expect this language holiday to be such a wonderful experience!
Latvian girl, 17 // Adventure Sports Programme
My experience in North Devon overall was really good, beautiful and nice with everybody: my family, my teachers, friends... Thanks a lot for everything! I had a nice time in Country Cousins.
Dutch girl, 14 // Tennis Programme
My host family was really nice!! The activities were funny and interesting!
German girl, 13 // Discovering Devon Programme
The family and activities are fantastic!
Romanian boy, 13 // Discovering Devon Programme
The programme was good and the trips also. My family was perfetct and very active.
Chinese boy, 11 // Discovering Devon Programme
It was great! I enjoy myself every time! I love Ilfracombe and I don’t want to go home!
Polish girl, 14 // Adventure Sports Programme
Football was good!
Czech boy, 16 // Football Programme
I was really happy. School was great and I had fun.
Russian girl, 13 // Discovering Devon Programme
It was fun like last year!!!
Swedish girl, 17 // Riding Programme
It was a nice time and I learned much! Thank you!
Swiss boy, 15 // Discovering Devon Programme
It was a good experience and this has helped my shyness. I liked very much my family and I hope to return here again. The teachers are very good and also the staff.
Italian girl, 16 // Street Dance Programme
This experience was good, I think and I improved my English quite well. The family was really friendly and the organisation was good too!
Austrian girl, 15 // Golf Programme
The full day trips were the best. And the disco!!!!!!
Norwegian girl, 14 // Street Dance Programme
It was all wonderful, because the daytrips to Exeter and are absolutely the best. We can shop and visit monuments.
Finnish girl, 14 // Adventure Sports Programme
The three weeks here were very good, all the activities, classes, and especially the host family that looked after me all the time.
Hong Kong girl, 15 // Riding Programme
The experience was very good. I’ll repeat the next year. The family was great.
Indonesian boy, 13 // Adventure Sports Programme
My experience with my host family it was really good. They were very friendly with me and when I needed help they always tried to help me. I learnt a lot speaking with my host family.
Slovakian girl, 13 // Street Dance Programme
I have had three wonderful weeks with lots of fun and new friends. Surfing was superb and my English has improved. Thank you for everything.
Belgian boy, 15 // Surfing Programme
I loved my holiday in Country Cousins because we are in a town where there are the beach, they are shop and we do an activity what we like. We have friends who can meet in the town centre and the family is lovely.
Swiss girl, 13 // Riding Programme
I really enjoyed this stay. I was there for a second time and I stayed with the same family, which I was really pleased. I was glad I could come here again.
Czech boy, 17 // Tennis Programme
It was very good, my family was very very good. I love it. If I come again next year I will be with the same family. I think the college was very good, and the trip with it was good too.
Taiwanese boy, 12 // Adventure Sports Programme
Ilfracombe is great, the school and activities are good. Host family was very nice, everything was great.
Austrian girl, 16 // Riding Programme
It was best holidays! I met new people and I think I am better in English. The family was good. The teachers are great! Thank you very much for everything!!!
Czech girl, 16 // Street Dance Programme
The teachers and the staff (activity leaders) are great. My host family is the best I’m sure. This year I’ve come because of them, for the school. North Devon is gorgeous.
Spanish boy, 16 // Beach Volleyball Programme