Officially Registered & Accredited
ABBEY Language Travel partners with language schools officially registered and accredited by relevant metropolitan, state and/or national authorities.
ABBEY Language Travel school partners are members of at least one or more of the following international quality control associations and organizations:
IALC (International Association of Language Colleges)
EAQUALS (European Association of Quality Language Schools)
Label FLE & Alliances Françaises
Well Established & Experienced
ABBEY Language Travel partner schools are all well-established and experienced language schools. Many are the longest established schools in the destination. All have operated for a minimum of three years.
All language schools are located in independent premises and facilities operated by the language school. From time to time, partner language schools use premises which are operated on a temporary basis as an adjunct or auxiliary location to the main or advertised school location.
All Year Round
All partner schools of ABBEY Language Travel offer language programs all year round, with the exception of Christmas/New Year breaks, semester breaks and public holidays.
ABBEY Language Travel partners with language schools which are legally constituted in the country in which they operate.
All accommodation offered through ABBEY Language Travel is arranged directly by or through its partner schools.
ABBEY Language Travel partners with language schools which make every effort to maintain high standards of student accommodation. All partner schools maintain quality standards for the selection of student accommodation including regular inspections of accommodation and retain staff responsible for arrangement and placement of students into accommodation.
Students who booking accommodation arranged by partner schools, are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct in relation to Student Accommodation stipulated by the partner school, or otherwise, to behave in a courteous and polite manner with accommodation hosts, to abide by the reasonable rules and requests of accommodation hosts, and to respect accommodation host property and facilities.
All partner language schools of ABBEY Language Travel employ qualified teachers and approved curriculum. All partner schools provide courses within a clearly understood and communicated curriculum framework. All partner schools provide a minimum of five classrooms and multiple language levels.
Most partner language schools of ABBEY Language Travel offer preparation courses leading to official language proficiency examinations. All schools guarantee the integrity of any examinations taken and certificates awarded.
Student Feedback & Grievances
All partner language schools of ABBEY Language Travel promote a positive learning environment for their clients. All schools welcome client feedback on courses and services offered by or through the school. All partner schools promulgate procedures for resolution of any grievances which may arise. Any complaints or grievances should be directed when they arise to the appropriate person nominated within the partner school or to the partner school Manager or Director. Any complaints or grievances notified after conclusion of the course are invalid and can not be reasonably acted on.
Terms & Conditions
ABBEY Language Travel is appointed as a representative of its partner schools to provide a highly professional student recruitment and counseling service. This service is free of charge to students and clients using ABBEY Language Travel to assist them in their selection and enrollment in a suitable language program.
Any Terms & Conditions associated with Enrollment Fee Payment, Cancellation and Refund are the Terms and Conditions set by the partner schools of ABBEY Language Travel. These Terms and Conditions are provided with Booking Invoices and prior to any Fee Payment.
Social & Cultural Events
ABBEY Language Travel partner schools provide a regular program of sightseeing, social, cultural and/or sporting events and activities for students to experience and enjoy the culture of the country they are visiting. The social and cultural program is available directly from the partner school upon arrival. Bookings onto events and activities arranged by the partner schools may be made upon arrival at the partner school.
Neither ABBEY Language Travel nor its partner schools purport to advise on or undertake to make international travel arrangements for or on behalf of its clients/students.
Airport Transfer Service
ABBEY Language Travel partner schools offer friendly and welcoming airport transfer services upon arrival and departure. Airport Transfers between the airport, partner school and/or host accommodation is pre-arranged provided full flight details, including flight numbers and arrival date/time, are provided to ABBEY Language Travel one week prior to departure.
ABBEY Language Travel partner schools all maintain minimum levels of insurance required to operate by the laws of the country in which they are located.
Unless otherwise specified, ABBEY Language Travel partner schools do not purport to offer or undertake to provide ANY form of insurance (including but not limited to travel, medical, disability, theft, cancellation or otherwise) for students who have booked onto a course of study at the partner school.
Travel Agency for International Flights
Abbey Language Travel works with two dedicated travel agents in Australia and New Zealand to arrange group flight bookings as preferable prices. Both are fully accredited travel agencies and members of IATA.
Tourist and/or student visas requirements vary considerably between nationalities and host destinations. Not all students enrolling for a language course abroad will necessarily require a student visa. Many study visits may be taken on a tourist, visitor or other visa.
Where student visas are required however, students must allow adequate pre-departure visa application and processing times prior to course commencement. Visas are issued by the Embassy or Consulate of the country in which students wish to study. Generally, a host Embassy or Consulate will be located in your country of citizenship or place of permanent residence. Some host countries have multiple consulates in a visa applicant’s country of citizenship or place of permanent residence. Visa applicants will be required to apply to the Consulate in his/her jurisdiction. The Consular jurisdiction is based on the visa applicant’s place of permanent residence.
Some Embassies or Consulates may require an in-person visit as well as supporting documentation to submit with a visa application. ABBEY Language Travel partner schools are all eligible to provide the required supporting documentation such as the Confirmation of Enrollment and student visa forms to submit with a visa application.
Neither ABBEY Language Travel nor its partner language schools purport to be or hold themselves out as authorities in migration or related advice or services. Visa applications are the responsibility of clients and/or their authorized agents.