Welcome to the tiny island with a huge heart
With 300 days of sunshine per year, and surrounded by impossibly blue sea, the tiny group of Maltese Islands is located in the Mediterranean Sea just below Sicily.
Malta is the smallest country in the European Union and even one of the smallest in the world. Despite this, it is the world’s eighth most densely populated country, with thousands of years of history, and is even home to the oldest temples in the world.
Part of the British Empire for over 150 years, over 90% of locals speak English in Malta, making it a popular destination for language learners who want to study English at an affordable rate, while on holiday in beautiful surroundings. As well as a warm welcome and wide choice of language schools, students also enjoy the incredible diving opportunities, a vibrant nightlife, beautiful sandy and rocky beaches, and so much more.
One of the most picturesque cities in the world, Valletta is Malta’s tiny but perfect capital – the first planned city in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors this year are flocking to the Maltese capital, Valletta. Why? Throughout all of 2018, Valletta holds the title of European Capital of Culture.
From the Emerald Isle to the Mediterranean: Atlas will now give its students the choice of two amazing and completely unique cultures as the backdrop to their English language studies.