TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION

FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAVELLING TO 

CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE COLLEGE YORK

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Before you leave home:

  • Email admissions@ccbcy.com with the location, date, and time of your arrival in the UK and your expected arrival on campus.

  • See our FAQ page for information about what to bring with you.

  • We recommend you have personal travel insurance to include private medical insurance (for non-UK citizens) and personal effects insurance for the duration of your stay.

  • International students must bring required travel documents for arrival at the airport.​​ See below for a list of required documents.

Arrival in York:

  • When you arrive at York railway station, proceed through the main doors to find a covered area with two road lanes. To take a taxi, proceed to the left to find a taxi queue (waiting line) by the nearest lane. A taxi costs around £6 (cash only), and you should ask for 1 Barbican Road, York. Alternatively, you can take a number 10 bus outside the train station, costing around £1. Ask for Walmgate Bar bus stop, walk under the Bar (it’s the gate on the wall), and the road immediately to the right is Barbican Road. The Bible college is located on the opposite side of Barbican Road. The office is behind the row of terraced houses, which make up the Bible college accommodation.

  • Students should arrange their travel to arrive on campus at the earliest on the Friday before the semester begins. (Check the semester dates to confirm.)

  • Students who arrive early can find accommodation through VisitYorkTripAdvisor, Bed and Breakfast UK, Late Rooms, or Booking.com

  • Unfortunately, there isn't space on campus for parents or other family members accompanying students. They can find accommodation through the websites listed above.

  • If you have any problems at all, please telephone us on 01904 733 888. Remember if you are calling from abroad, there is a time zone difference. We divert calls outside office hours to another number so we are always available for you.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

VISA INFORMATION

Please note: We do not sponsor Student Visas. You can only study with us as a Student Visitor and must leave the UK before your Short-term Study Visa expires (within 6 months).​

Do I have to be in good shape before I start?


No, you will get into shape as you train. Everything is at your own pace. The key is to be consistent!




I am ## years old, am I too old to start martial arts?


No, you are never too old to begin martial arts training.




What is the difference between Judo and other martial arts?


Judo literally translates to "the gentle way" because it is a Martial Art that does not include the use of hitting or kicking. Judo is a Japanese Martial Art that focuses primarily on groundwork and tossing techniques.




I work a shift schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Judo classes?


We offer two 1.5 hour classes during the week and it is recommended to attend class as frequently as your schedule allows. You can structure your other fitness activity to compliment your Juod training. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer 1 hour private lessons which can further help hone your skills.




How long does it take to get a black belt?


To test for Judo black belt in Canada, a person must be at least 15 years old, have been an ikkyū (brown belt) for at least one year, been active in Judo for at least three years with a valid association membership, and have 120 points. This means it can take at least 6+years to reach black belt depending on your committment, and possibly longer.




What sort of things should I consider when choosing Judo?


If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get exercise in a group setting, learn new skills that translate into other areas of your life, meet new people and have fun, then Judo is a good choice for you!





AIR AND RAIL TRAVEL

London Heathrow Airport (about 4 hours to York)


Take the underground train (Piccadilly Line) to London King's Cross station. Change trains to York (East Coast Main Line) at King's Cross. You will need to buy a Tube ticket for the underground on the day. The train ticket can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.




London Gatwick Airport (about 4 hours to York)


Take the train to London Victoria station. Change to the underground train (Victoria line) to London King's Cross station. Change trains to York (East Coast Main Line) at King's Cross station. The full ticket from Gatwick to York with changes can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.




Manchester Airport (about 2 hours to York)


There is a train station within the airport complex that has a direct service to York (TransPennine Route). Services to Newcastle, Middlesborough and Scarborough all call at York. The train ticket can be purchased on the day or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss the train, you will need to buy another ticket.




Rail Tickets


Rail tickets can be purchased on the day of travel or purchased ahead for a significant savings, but tickets purchased in advance are not transferable. If you miss your train, you will need to buy another ticket. If you choose to purchase tickets in advance, they are available from National Rail or The Train Line. The cost of traveling by train between London and York varies greatly depending on the time of day. Be sure to check for cheaper tickets at different times.




Accommodation in London


If your plane arrives after 8pm, you may choose (or need) to stay overnight in London and travel to York the following day. If you need accommodation in London before travelling to York, we recommend: London Tourist Board Hotel Accommodation Service 26 Grosvenor Gardens London SW1W 0DU Tel: 01891 505 487 website: www.visitlondon.com/where-to-stay International Students' House 229 Great Portland Street London W1N 5HD Tel: 0171 631 3223 website: www.ish.org.uk





 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Do I have to be in good shape before I start?


No, you will get into shape as you train. Everything is at your own pace. The key is to be consistent!




I am ## years old, am I too old to start martial arts?


No, you are never too old to begin martial arts training.




What is the difference between Judo and other martial arts?


Judo literally translates to "the gentle way" because it is a Martial Art that does not include the use of hitting or kicking. Judo is a Japanese Martial Art that focuses primarily on groundwork and tossing techniques.




I work a shift schedule, how much time do I need to devote to Judo classes?


We offer two 1.5 hour classes during the week and it is recommended to attend class as frequently as your schedule allows. You can structure your other fitness activity to compliment your Juod training. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer 1 hour private lessons which can further help hone your skills.




How long does it take to get a black belt?


To test for Judo black belt in Canada, a person must be at least 15 years old, have been an ikkyū (brown belt) for at least one year, been active in Judo for at least three years with a valid association membership, and have 120 points. This means it can take at least 6+years to reach black belt depending on your committment, and possibly longer.




What sort of things should I consider when choosing Judo?


If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get exercise in a group setting, learn new skills that translate into other areas of your life, meet new people and have fun, then Judo is a good choice for you!





 

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