BELAF Language Study Holidays was founded in 1975 by Tim and Carole Browne. Tim (MA, Applied Linguistics) worked for the British Council in French-speaking countries and has been Head of Languages in a school in England. Carole, also a former language teacher, specialises in educational travel and directs the business. Having raised her four children through numerous foreign exchanges and courses, Carole understands exactly what students and parents expect from a foreign language course or visit. Daughters Georgia and Genevieve Browne have recently joined the BELAF team, qualified with a PGCE in Secondary Education, TEFL experience and countless foreign exchanges and trips behind them!

Today, BELAF still operates as a family business, retaining the highest standards in finding friendly host families, exciting language courses at the best schools in Europe and advising on the most suitable programmes for students and families alike.