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Welcome to Summer at RIC

From 2021 RIC, one of the UK’s most well-established independent colleges, will be offering a range of refreshingly distinctive summer courses. Building on the College’s reputation for both academic excellence and mind-blowing creativity we are offering 4 different courses in very small classes where international visitors will study and socialise alongside local students.

At RIC the focus is on individuality, diversity and flexibility, values we’ve woven into our courses. We are looking forward to welcoming young people from all over the world to Rochester from July to mid-August to improve their English, develop their passions and have a taste of life at a British boarding school.

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At RIC creative arts share equal billing with traditional academic study and this successfully distinctive approach continues with our summer programmes.

• Our Routemap English course is designed to prepare students for academic A level study and will introduce them to key tools to help them make the transition to sixth form successfully while improving their academic English.

• Our English and Arts (Inspire English) course combines intensive language tuition with arts workshop from across the RIC curriculum including film-making and graphic design.

• Our two specialist courses, Business, Marketing & Arts (Creative Entrepreneurship) and Art & Design (Eco Arts) courses allow students to spend an interdisciplinary week exploring different interests and making connections across our curriculum.

All courses include an exciting programme of trips, activities and social events on our campus.

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Why Rochester?

Rochester Independent College is in Kent, just south east of London. Kent is known as the garden of England but is also close to great beaches and home to historic cathedral cities. It’s a tourist hotspot with Lonely Planet placing it on a list of Europe’s best holiday destinations and Medway bidding to be City of Culture in 2025.

Rochester itself is a small town, with a rich heritage and a flourishing contemporary arts scene. Rochester offers a quieter life than London, close to areas of outstanding natural beauty like the North Downs, yet within easy reach of all the facilities the capital city has to offer. Regular trains run from Rochester to London in just under 40 minutes and Ebbsfleet for Paris and Brussels on the Eurostar is just 10 minutes away. Rochester is famous for its connections with Charles Dickens and with a magnificent Norman cathedral and a striking castle that can be viewed from RIC’s classrooms and the Halls of Residence bedrooms.

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Fees, dates ands how to apply

Fill out our application form here and return it to [email protected] Our team will then be in touch with further information.

To find out more about RIC visit our Virtual Open House.

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