We think Exeter is the best place to learn English and have been here for 55 years teaching English to students from all over the world. We love our city and make sure you have time to explore it as part of your social programme and in your free time.

Here are the seven things you need to know before starting your English course in Exeter

  • Is Exeter an old city?

Exeter is one of England’s oldest cities in the UK. It is the capital city of Devon which is one of the most beautiful regions in the Uk in the south-west of England. See if you can spot the narrowest street in our high street. Remember to look up on the side of the buildings to find the sign for Parliament Street!

  • Is it easy to travel to Exeter?

There are great bus and train networks from all over the UK and it is easy for you to arrive here – with our help if you need it! We know how stressful it can be organising transfers and make sure you don’t need to worry.

  • What is there to visit in Exeter?

There are many places to visit inside, outside and even underground in Exeter. There are free tourist guides called Red Coats who show you unexpected areas. On our social programme you can choose to visit the Underground Passages and then have a Cream tea in the Cathedral cloister tea room. We also take you to see our impressive Cathedral which has the longest gothic ceiling in Europe. It is an amazing sight to see! A medieval wall still surrounds the oldest part of the city and you can follow it down to the beautiful Quayside. We have great museums, theatres and great sporting facilities. Exeter is home to the Internatiionally renowned Rugby club and football club too.

As one of Britain’s safest cities, Exeter is a wonderful place in which to learn English, surrounded by natural beautiful surroundings and some of the best beaches in the country!

  • Is Exeter a nice place to study English as an international student?

We think so! Exeter has a fantastic cultural centre with amazing museums and theatres and places to visit but the city is not dominated by tourism which makes it easy to learn about the British way of life. https://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/student-city-guide-exeter-9133903.html

  • Is Exeter Good for shopping?

Exeter is definitely a great place for shopaholics and our small city centre is a great place for our students to explore and enjoy in their free time. There are well known shops in our modern shopping centre and there are also independent shops in Gandy Street (Some say that Gandy street was the inspiration for Harry Potter’s halligon Alley. Have a look and tell us what you think!).

  • Is Exeter safe for students?

Speaking about the statistics, Naomi Armstrong, Vice-President Welfare & Diversity said: “It’s great news that these statistics confirm Exeter to be a safe city for our students to live and study. … A University spokesperson said: “Exeter has a reputation as being one of the safest cities in the UK