Youth Exchange Services

Why Shropshire

Located three hours’ travel from London – easy access by road and rail networks, international airports at Birmingham (1 hour from Shropshire) and Liverpool and Manchester (1.5 hours away) and by Eurolines and National Express coaches.

A beautiful part of Britain – this is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Charles Darwin and author Mary Webb, and fictional home to Brother Cadfael, the medieval sleuth created by Ellis Peters.

The county is perhaps the UK’s best kept secret – undiscovered by mass tourism which means visitors are made especially welcome by hosts. Many employers are also happy to receive overseas trainees on work experience projects.

The ideal base for visiting other parts of the country – Snowdonia and the North Wales coast, the Roman city of Chester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool and Manchester. Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Oswestry and Market Drayton all have very different characters, all enjoying the benefits of an agricultural region, a good quality of life and standard of living. Our overseas visitors benefit from hearing English with little dialect or accent whilst living in accommodation in towns that are not filled with tourists.