The exclusive ISSOS summer school program offers high school students from all over the world (aged 13 – 18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in one of two amazing, historic, picturesque and very safe, UK university towns of St Andrews and Cambridge.
ISSOS offers a three-week summer school program and limits the number of students from any one nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience.
All students select one academic summer program and one elective summer course which they follow throughout their three weeks at summer school. At ISSOS, we are proud to provide high quality academic programs designed to cater specifically for the needs of international students. Classes meet daily for two and a half hours and we offer limited places in order to guarantee small class sizes and individual attention.
While mornings are spent studying, afternoons at ISSOS are reserved for exciting electives. Each student is able to combine their academic summer program with one of our unique in-depth elective courses. Timetabled four afternoons per week, these fun-filled and action-packed courses enable students to discover and experience exciting subjects while gaining new skills and expertise.
ISSOS offers the highest standards of education in order to assist students to achieve their personal goals and maximize their own potential. Consequently, hiring professional, highly qualified and motivated staff is of utmost importance. All teachers are carefully selected from academic institutions around the world for their qualifications, expertise and experience. They bring with them an energy and enthusiasm for teaching and interacting with young people within both the academic and extra curricular programs, that is second to none.
Staff at ISSOS:
- English Teachers – CELTA Qualified
- Creative Writing – Play writes and poets
- Golf – PGA Golf Coaches
- Tennis – BLTA Coaches
- Fencing – British Fencing Association Coaches
As well as teaching staff, ISSOS has a team of summer school councilors who are dormitory residents and are responsible for the pastoral care of all the students. Unlike other summer schools, councilors at ISSOS do not teach sports or take classes, they are fully committed to the well being of students and focus their energy on making sure those in their care are looked after. Councilors also act as role models and bring energy and fun into everything they do.
ISSOS never forgets that students are on their summer holidays. In addition to the exceptional academic programs and exciting afternoon electives, each student benefits from a broad ranging and all-inclusive activities program. During the three weeks, students are immersed in Scotland and England’s rich and unique culture. From learning Scottish country dancing to punting on the River Cam, the activities program has been designed to give all students the opportunity to enjoy new and stimulating experiences.
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ISSOS opened up a whole new world for my son. He starts his studies at Regent´s University in London and it is his International experience at ISSOS that made him want to study in England. We always recommend ISSOS to our friends; it was the best decision we made for our son.
— Parent, Austria
Our son can’t think of a better place to go, ISSOS is a first-rate summer enrichment program. Our son applied again for the following year immediately after his return. ISSOS brings a truly international mix of students together in an exceptional and very rewarding way, to the maximum benefit of all students.
— Parent, Germany
As parents, we feel that the academic activities as well as the elective program were well organised and were taught to a high level. We adore the system of organizing the students in “Scottish Clans” which gives them an idea of Scottish culture and at the same time it is a wonderful way of putting them into groups without feeling split up into rigid systems. Furthermore, I loved the “debate evenings” which gave them the opportunity to learn and to discuss in a proper way. Our children have done different summer camps before and ISSOS is the only one that offers a complete program from the morning till the evening.
— Parents, Belgium
Personally, ISSOS was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. Not only were my teachers fantastic, I developed new skills and also met so many people and made many friends that I would have never met if I hadn’t gone to ISSOS. Meeting people from different places all around the world was very eye opening and I’ve gained so much more than I could have asked for. I would definitely recommend ISSOS to anyone, as the program offers many valuable lessons and experiences, I would love to go again!
— Student, USA
There is one word that describes ISSOS, amazing! ISSOS is an exceptional school and the staff work perfectly together. The social activities are great, a brilliant way of getting to know students from other classes and electives.
— Student, Finland
I had a fabulous three weeks at ISSOS. I learnt study skills which are helping me now in regular school work – as well as outdoor leadership skills. Most of all, I made a number of friends from across the world including the ISSOS Counselors. The ISSOS program encouraged me to think independently, and to improve my analytical skills.
I look forward to participating in ISSOS programs in the future!
— Student, India