Bayswater Education has acquired Language Study Centres (LSC), the UK arm of STS Education’s junior language travel operations.
Founded in 1999, Language Study Centres operates 7 summer camps across the south of the UK, including leading destinations such as Brighton, Oxford and London. Hosting over 4000 students per year and featuring innovative courses such as E-gaming and leadership, LSC is a leading player in the junior language travel sector.
By adding LSC’s broad junior summer camp portfolio to their own, Bayswater Education will greatly expand their operations with new locations, new courses and an extensive network of international partners. They hope to use the experienced LSC team to continue to grow and push the business in new directions.
As part of the deal, the Language Study Centres brand will be retained and continue to offer high-quality study programmes, as well as social and cultural programmes for young international students at various centres around the UK. The acquisition will also allow STS to continue to collaborate closely with LSC and Bayswater Education to offer language travel products in the UK.
Stephan Roussounis, Managing Director of Bayswater Education, said this about the acquisition: “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with LSC. This will greatly expand our offering and strengthen our position within the growing under-18 language travel market. By adding LSC’s experience, knowledge and vast international network, we will be able to diversify geographically, broaden our portfolio, and ultimately strengthen our core business. Most importantly, we will be able to reach and provide for a greater number of young international students.”
John Cedergårdh, CEO of STS Education, had this to say: “This acquisition mirrors similar deals in the education travel industry, as it continues a growing drive towards consolidation. We believe that having the right players dedicating their resources and knowledge to the right areas, the industry as a whole will progress and become the best it can be. I’m certain LSC will greatly benefit from Bayswater’s experience, vision and drive to grow by dedicating 100% of their resources and efforts to the language travel product. We’re convinced that the partnership will be a great success, and we look forward to continue collaborating closely with both LSC and Bayswater Education in the future.”
Bayswater Education is a London-based educational travel company, dedicated to English-language and professional education for international students in the UK. They are an innovative and socially conscious company that is 100% dedicated to education travel and are poised to greatly develop this space in the UK.