About us

ECTARC is an educational charity with over 30 years experience.  

We provide EU funded programs such as Leonardo and ERASMUS+ as well as providing private traineeships and work placements in the UK.

We work with schools and vocational education providers in Europe and provide quality traineeships and work placements for students, graduates  and vocational education trainees. 

We can also offer our participants…

English language courses, work and cultural preparation courses, Trinity examination courses, courses for teachers, study visits for European teachers.

Our students say…

I am so pleased to have been part of this experience!! The whole experience has been awesome, the placement, the host family- everything! You are one super team! I am going to miss you!!

Eva Castañeda

I had a really good time with great people. ECTARC found the perfect work placement for me and all of the people of ECTARC are very lovely and nice. I can certainly recommend this experience!

Adrian Rankl

Hello my dears! Thank you for the most wonderful work placement I could imagine. Thank you for your warm welcome and your cheerful dispositions. It was a pleasure to know you!!

Sarah Hochstrat

The overall experience was great. I learned about a new culture and I became more independent. I learned everything I expected and more. Thank you ECTARC.

Paul Büchting

Where are we located?


Things to do and places to visit

Video made by students from Biberach 2017


A small town of some 3000 people and is surrounded by beautiful hills and the River Dee. In many ways it is best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage. The remains of Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle) can be seen high on an isolated hill above Llangollen and reached by a steep climb. From the top the views of Llangollen and the Dee Valley are stunning. This was said to be the possible burial site of the Holy Grail of the Arthurian legends, Llangollen is a great place to live, a great place to work, a great place to visit and was awarded Cittaslow status in 2013. This small town is a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. There are also many interesting walks in the town and numerous festivals and events throughout the year. We have a reputation for welcoming people, whether for a day or two or longer and we are proud of our town and delighted to share it with our visitors. We look forward to meeting you!


lle mae Cymru yn croesawu’r Byd- where Wales welcomes the World