When to arrive in the departure city?
Angloville advises International Participants to arrive 1 or 2 days before the programme starts. However, we don’t cover these additional expenses (such as shuttle from the airport, hotel room, etc).
To arrive at the first start city, we recommend: www.skyscanner.com to look for some good flight deals. Budget airlines within Europe (Wizz air and Ryanair) do have some great deals for the upcoming months, with fares starting from 30 GBP!
The departure to the venue takes place on the first day of the programme, early in the morning, at a central easy-to-access meeting point. The Angloville bus takes the group of International and Local Participants from the starting city to the Angloville venue and back each time. Note the venue can be 1-4 hours away from the departure city.
If you visit several cities in the host country, please check your itinerary is realistic. For moving between programmes and start cities, there are budget buses within Europe (www.flixbus.com), trip & itinerary scheduler (https://www.rome2rio.com/) and trains (https://www.thetrainline.com/, https://www.intercity.pl/en/.
You can book your return flight for the last day of the programme, but make sure you will be flying from the departure city, not earlier than 23:00. Generally, our participants prefer to book their return flight the day after the programme as they can have a proper rest before flying.
We will include all the important information in an info-pack (2-3 weeks before the programme starts). We can not send this information earlier as external factors or unforeseen circumstances can occur, and we want to ensure that we give the most up-to-date information to everyone.
When to leave from the departure city?
We have to exercise utmost caution when predicting the return time of the Angloville bus to the departure city. Unforeseen circumstances, such as delays due to traffic, group issues, or other factors, can occur during the journey. Generally, we aim to have the bus back in the city centre by 18:00, but it’s important to be aware that the drop-off point for intercity or international connections may not be conveniently located near the Central train station, bus station, or airport.
Based on our past experiences, catching a train, bus, or carpool for an intercity connection on the same day has posed no issues. However, we recommend practising prudence when scheduling a flight, as it may be more unpredictable (distance to the airport, check-in procedures, security checks, etc.): as a general recommendation, we advise our international participants to consider booking their flights no earlier than 23:00, if feasible, or to opt for a departure on the following day. This will allow them to have sufficient time and rest before their flight.
Important: Please keep in mind that the given time is a forecast, and we cannot guarantee it. Our staff will do their best to arrive on time, or even earlier if possible.
Where to book a hotel in the departure?
We advise you to arrive a day before the programme starts, which means you will have to book the accommodation yourself. The city-centre of the departure is always a good option. Angloville only provides you with accommodation for the duration of your programme. If you decide to complete a three-week package with Angloville, booking the accommodation between the programmes will also be your responsibility.
We suggest you use Couchsurfing (for a free accommodation), HostelWorld and Booking.com (for a bed in a dorm or a cheap hotel deal), or AirBnB (for a private room or a flat to share).