Why Guernsey is a great place for International Students

Guernsey is a friendly, relaxed and safe environment for International Students to study Engligh, make some lifelong friends and have some fun. Students find Guernsey people welcoming and the Island rich in history and culture with something going on 365 days of the year!

Guernsey is home to many expats working in Financial Institutions, Schools, Colleges, Hotels and other Organisations creating a vibrant community of different nationalities and cultures.

St Peter Port

Walking to school in the morning will be a delightful experience, meanduring through the cobbled streets, breathing in the smells from coffee shops and salty sea air of the Harbour. The rush hour is fairly low key here in comparison to other places so walking to school will be fairly quiet and a great start to the day.

St Peter Port is fantastic for shopping! With a great mix of independent retailers and large high street stores such as Guernsey’s own Creaseys, students will enjoy buying clothes and gifts to send back home.

Getting around the Island

With an Island of 30 square miles (78 square kms) and only 2 main towns, the Island is small but you will still want to explore and get around. As you will see from this bus route map the bus routes cover the whole island so hopping on and off buses using the Puffin Bus Pass couldn’t be easier, but cycling is also a great way of getting around along the cycle paths of the West Coast.

Two great Libraries

For extra study time, Guernsey has two fantastic libraries at either end of St Peter Port both offering a quiet environment for reading and studying.

Guilles-Alles Library is off Market Square and a short walk from the School. This beautiful Library stocks lots of literature, ebooks, podcasts and more.

Priaulx Library is in the beautiful setting of Candy Gardens with the views across to Herm Island. With the Candy Gardens Museum and cafe it is a great spot for our students to chill out and relax.


Markets and Events

The Market Place in Guernsey is home to many shops and cafes but also hosts lots events such as #FreshFriday selling delicious street food and local fresh produce and crafts. Students can enjoy listening to local musicians and bands during their lunch break. The Market Place also hosts lots of festivals and live shows throughout the summer so its a great meeting place.

Bars and Cafes

The cafe culture in St Peter Port is very mediterranean people love to meet up with friends order a Latte and while away the afternoon in a cafe such as Le Petit Cafe or Dix Neuf a short walk from the School.

The Prince of Wales Pub in the heart of St Peter Port is popular for cocktails and a great venue to meet up with friends after school or at the weekends.


Arts, History and Culture

For such a small Island Guernsey has lots to offer those interested in the Arts, History and Culture and with the Channel Islands Heritage Festival kicking off on March 25th through to May 10th many of our students will be busy discovering the life of Victor Hugo or taking a kayak tour around the island.

Beaches and other Islands to Explore

On a hot day most of our students will head for a sandy beach on the West Coast or a small bay such as Petit Bot on the East Coast for sun bathing, swimming and water sports. With a whopping 22 beaches we are spoilt for choice! being on an island does have some benefits.


Support from Accent Language School

The Accent Language School ‘family’ support each other making everyones stay here a memorable one. All our students are treated by the school and the host families as a member of the family.

Whether you need support settling in or advice on something Accent staff will always be happy to help you.

Come to Guersney to learn English

With all that Guernsey has to offer why would you want to go anywhere else? Many of our students return year after year and bring their families with them so contact us for more information on what Accent Language School has to offer International Students info@accent.gg Tel 01481 714909

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