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Erasmus+ Sports Programme: 2017 - Present

In November of 2017, 65 students studying sport at ROC Nijmegen School in Holland spent two weeks in Sheffield as part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ project. The project was organised by our International Department, and included a packed schedule of sporting activities during the students' two-week stay.

During their stay, the group of 17 - 24 year-olds took part in an action packed programme including boxing, curling, football, gymnastics, hill walking, ice hockey, skating and orienteering. Organisations that supported the programme included Attercliffe Gymnastics Academy, Ice Sheffield, Sheffield United Football Club Academy, Ingle Boxing Gym, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and Sheffield Steeldogs Ice Hockey Club.

The students also stayed with a number of local families as part of the college's homestay programme, where International students live with local families, who cook the students meals and show them around the city in their spare time. 

"It is a good experience [for the students] to see how the sports culture is in a different country. Because of the variety in the sport programme, the students were able to experience different kinds of training. The host families made them feel at home and they had the time of their lives.” 

Leontine Toussaint; ROC Nijmegen School

This programme is open to students from a variety of European countries, please contact the International Office on for further details.

Keiai Programme: 1998 - 2016

Since 1998, The Sheffield College has welcomed around 15-20 Japanese students from Keiai Gakuen High School in Chiba, Japan, to study at the college on a one year course.

Students lived with an English host family for 9 months, and learnt a wide range of subjects including English, Maths, European Cuisine and Sport.

Students developed their listening, reading and writing skills in English throughout the year, as well as gaining confidence in speaking English, being independent and socialising with people from different cultures and nationalities.

Nichinara Programme: 2002 - 2016

Our Summer School welcomed more than 40 Japanese students from, Nihon University Narashino Snr. High School for a 3 week, intensive English Language and Activities course.

Students had a wonderful experience living with their Homestay families in Sheffield, and studying at The Sheffield College. In addition to their studies, the students discovered English culture and heritage by visiting Chatsworth Estate, the historical town of York, Manchester and the surrounding Sheffield area.

Football Plus English Courses

Students from France and the Netherlands have had an amazing time studying at our Hillsborough Campus; learning sports coaching and improving their football skills by training in our gym and participating in friendly football matches with local young footballers.

This two-week course is very popular and offers students a chance to live with our local host families for the duration of their stay. Students also have the option to visit Liverpool and Manchester football stadiums during their course.

Vocational Courses: 1 - 6 Months

Students from Brazil were offered a bespoke 4-month study programme with The Sheffield College, including lessons in English and Tourism. 

Students were able to complete their Brazilian study programmes with courses in Sheffield, as well as improving their English language skills. 

At the end of their studies, our students organised and catered an International Evening in our on-site restaurant, The Silver Plate.

Develop your own study programme

If you are interested in developing a short study programme similar to the above, please register your interest by filling in our online form. The International Office will get in touch to discuss the possibility of developing a bespoke programme for your students.