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Our UK Locations

Beauty, history and culture
The traditional English experience
The UK's coolest seaside town
The UK capital

Our US Locations

San Francisco
'The city that knows how'
An All-American experience
San Diego
'America's finest city'
'America's College Town'

Our Canada locations

Dynamic multicultural metropolis
Traditional Canadian Experience

Our locations

From the historic cobblestone streets of Boston to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the USA offers unique destinations from coast to coast.


If your primary intent of coming to the United States is to study, then you will need to enter this country on an F-1 student visa. You must obtain this student visa at an American consulate or embassy in your home country. Stafford House advisors will assist you in the process of obtaining a student visa by issuing you an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status.

Your first day

At Stafford House, our job is to make your stay with us as comfortable and smooth as possible.


Coming to America to improve your English language skills is a big challenge in itself and that is why we are here to help you every step of the way. There will be lots of people to help you settle in and to answer any questions that you have. You will meet some of these people during your orientation on your first morning, and you will be able to see photographs of most of the staff in the reception area to help you remember their names.

What to expect on your first day

When you arrive at the school (at around 8:30AM) you will be greeted by our receptionist who will provide you with a welcome. 

English Test

When you arrive, you will need to do a placement test to make sure you go into a class that is at the right level of difficulty for you. Once you have completed this test, we will tell you your English level, teacher and classroom.

If at any point you are not happy with your level then you will be more than welcome to meet your Director of Studies.


All new students attend an induction on their first day. This covers:

You will also meet our team, including the Principal and Director of Studies.

When you register we will give you a student handbook and your course book (which is included in the fees).

What to bring

  • Your Passport
  • Your I-20 (if you are an F-1 student)
  • Any Fees Due
  • Confirmation of Registration

We look forward to meeting you!

Accreditations & the group

  • CATS

    CATS College is one of Britain’s most distinguished education providers. For over 60 years we have helped thousands of students achieve their ambitions and progress to some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

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    Our ONCAMPUS centres offer pathways to a wide range of degree programmes at Undergraduate and Master's level in the UK, USA and Europe. Many pathways offer guaranteed degree progression.

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    Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts - UK’s leading provider of Art & Design, Drama and Music pathway and degree programmes, accredited or in association with the UK’s leading institutions.

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  • Cambridge Education Group

    Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group has been delivering the highest quality academic, creative and English Language programmes, preparing thousands of students to progress onto the world’s leading universities.

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  • Study Holidays

    Courses for juniors and teenagers based at university campuses or in prestigious boarding schools in centres across the UK and USA.

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    ACCET was founded in 1974 for the purpose of improving continuing education and training and has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978.

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  • English USA

    EnglishUSA is the only organization in the United States that includes all types of intensive English programs (IEPs).

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