Wales is arguably the UK's best-kept secret: a beautiful country, famous for its warm welcome and friendly people.

Discover English UK Wales

Have you visited Wales before or sent students to study here? Wales is arguably the UK's best-kept secret: a beautiful country, famous for its warm welcome and friendly people. Students consistently say they can feel at home when studying in Wales.

An exciting, new and upcoming destination for study and travel, Wales featured in Lonely Planets' Best in Travel Guide 2017, placing North Wales as the 4th top region in the world to visit this year. We invite you to Visit Wales, watch this video and #FindYourEpic in our legendary land!

English UK Wales scholarship winner for the English is GREAT campaign in 2016 talked about her study trip to Wales: "I love Wales – it's so different and exciting, the people make me so happy and so many fantastic places to see!"  Karol (Brazil)

The 7 member centres of the English UK Wales group are here to help you discover Wales. We provide a range of first class courses from English language and international foundation programmes, to vocational courses and teacher training. With Russell Group universities, FE colleges and experienced independent and boutique language schools in Wales, there is something for everyone: junior, adult or senior students.

Why Wales?

  • Wales is thriving. It was the only UK region to see a growth in international student numbers in 2015-2016, according to English UK statistics
  • Wales is a great destination for young people, awarded the Best UK Youth Destination in the 2016 British Youth Travel Awards
  • Wales is safe. The UK Peace Index ranked Cardiff and Swansea as the most peaceful urban areas in the UK.

Let's also bust some common myths about Wales:

"Wales is miles away from London"

  •  Cardiff is just a 2-hour train ride from London Paddington!

"Everybody speaks Welsh in Wales, do they even speak English?"

  • According to the 2011 census, English is spoken by 99% of the population! Plus being a bilingual country, nationals know what it is like for internationals to learn another language.

"Nothing happens in Wales!"

  • How about the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on 3 June in Cardiff! With international sporting events and world-famous artists like Beyoncé performing concerts in Cardiff, Wales does not miss out on great events.

You'll find it all in Wales

You'll find it all in Wales; rugged landscapes, roaring seas and rolling hills in the fresh air of our breath-taking countryside; top universities, colleges and language centres and an outstanding student experience on offer in our modern cities.  The secret is out – will you be coming to Wales this year?

Look out for future FAM trips to Wales or meet our members at trade fairs!  For more information contact us at or take a look at the English UK Wales member centres at


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