City of Brighton

Welcome! Our city is an inclusive, free-thinking city in the heart of Sussex on the UK’s south coast. With a blend of modern culture and exotic architecture, sea and countryside, Brighton has something for everyone. For this reason, it’s easy to discover new places and experiences inside the city and surrounding areas.

ISE Brighton students at rainbow beach huts

A short history of the city

Royal party animal George IV fell in love with Brighton back in the 18th Century. Since then the city has been a magnet for visitors in search of fun, frolics and fresh sea air.  Its famous for its majestic Regency squares and crescents, iconic Royal Pavilion and famous piers. Today Brighton is well-known for being a welcoming and diverse city with a passion for culture, creativity and sustainability. Above all it hosts a blend of tolerant, open-minded culture alongside historic landmarks and traditional heritage.

Study Destination: Brighton

Having a successful and enjoyable period of study overseas is dependent on not only choosing the best school.  In addition, selecting a suitable city to study in will play an important part in your successful studies.

Brighton & Hove is a city that has dominated UK culture and style in England for 200 years. It has something for everyone starting with a fascinating history dominated by the unique Royal Pavilion. An exceptional arts scene including the annual Brighton Festival. Diverse selection of shops and boutiques, dynamic nightlife coupled with numerous clubs, bars, theatre and cinemas. Not forgetting the highest number of restaurants outside London!

In the early 2000’s Brighton became famous as a music scene, highlighted with Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Boutique. It was first held in the summer of 2003 which attracted 500,000 visitors to the city for the event!

In more recent times the city’s football team, Brighton & Hove Albion have made an impression on the Premier League. From 2023 they also play in the Europa League, following several excellent seasons. If you are a football fan, the modern AMEX stadium is an ideal place to watch a world class match. Brighton host teams such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and European opponents.

Live with locals, in a Homestay

To integrate comfortably to your local surroundings we recommend you take accommodation with a local host in a homestay. Living with a local host will offer you a safe environment stay, study and practise English with your host.

Brighton Skyline