Academic Teen Summer Camps in Scotland / England / ONLINE

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ISSOS, Summer School Online & at St Andrews, Cambridge + Yale Universities:
For summer 2021, due to Covid restrictions, we are offering 3 Online academic class choices for 2 weeks from July 2nd - 16th - for both UK and international students. Students choose one option, between Study Skills (15 - 19-year-olds), Business & Entrepreneurship or Creative Writing (both of these suitable for 13 - 18-year-olds). The courses are delivered as a blend of Live Online Classes (run twice daily to suit students in lots of time zones), group work, project work, pre-loaded learning content and lots of additional activities outside of the academic classes (for instance our university admissions workshop, yoga workshops etc). When our school campuses return in summer 2022, we will continue to offer the online study options as a permanent addition to our services. We look forward to your attendance of one of our online courses this summer.

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Residential Summer Schools again in 2022:

Photo of Academic Teen Summer Camps in Scotland / England / ONLINE• ISSOS offers all-inclusive three-week, academic summer school programs in Scotland and England in 2022 for international students aged from 13-18 years old.

• Our stimulating and balanced summer courses will run in July and August at the world-famous St. Andrews and Cambridge Universities, and take full advantage of the facilities, rich culture and history that they have to offer.

• St Andrews is located on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, approximately 50 miles north-east of Edinburgh and 80 miles north-east of Glasgow. The city of Cambridge, home to world-renowned Cambridge University in England, is easily accessible just 50 miles north-east of London.

• Our residential summer schools aim to offer a balanced summer experience of academics, sport, fun, the arts and culture. Students choose one academic subject and one elective subject to study during their 3-week stay.

ISSOS also provides a 3-week residential academic summer camp at Yale University in Connecticut, USA for international students. Contact us below today to begin a truly exciting and inspiring educational journey in your child's development as a confident student and leader, and also as a socially-aware, conscientious contributor to his/her community and wider society.

• We also offer a full program of activities, trips, cultural enrichment and the ISSOS Highland Games allowing students the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure.

• ISSOS brings together students from all over the world, representing over 80 nationalities so far, thereby creating an international community and exposing students to an exciting variety of cultures, languages and backgrounds.

• ISSOS endeavors to do all it can through education to help students uncover and rediscover their creativity and innate ability.

• All students will be picked up by a uniformed member of staff at the selected international airports and accompanied to St Andrews or Cambridge.

• The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority. Furthermore, all staff members undertake pre-summer training led by a qualified leadership, camp and program professional who has extensive experience of working with young people.

Choice of Academic Programs:
• ISSOS 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 unlike other summer schools we offer limited places in order to guarantee small class sizes and individual attention.

Academic Programs in St. Andrews:

Image of Academic Teen Summer Camps in Scotland / England / ONLINE• English Language Course (from beginner to advanced)
• Study Skills (for students preparing for their final years of high school & entrance to university / college).
• IB Extended Essay
• Debate Program
• Youth Leadership Program
• Creative Writing Program

Academic Programs in Cambridge:
• English Language Course (for Beginner to Advanced students, and those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education)
• Business Studies & Entrepreneurship
• Debate Program
• Journalism Program
• Study Skills (for students preparing for their final years of high school and entrance to university / college).

Choose 1 Elective additionally from a variety of options:

Photos of ISSOS, Summer School Online & at St Andrews, Cambridge + Yale Universities• While mornings are spent studying, afternoons at ISSOS are reserved for exciting electives. Each student is able to combine their academic program option with one of our unique in-depth elective courses.

• Timetabled four afternoons per week, these fun-filled and action-packed courses will enable students to discover and experience exciting subjects while gaining new skills and expertise.

Electives available in St. Andrews:
• Golf, Theatre, Tennis, Film, Art

Electives available in Cambridge:

• Fencing, Outdoor Leadership, Theatre, Tennis, Photography

• All our academics and electives are taught by fully qualified professionals, in addition we have a team of summer school counselors who are dedicated to making sure all students are safe and happy.

Choice of Activities:

Picture of Academic Teen Summer Camps in Scotland / England / ONLINE• In addition to our exceptional academic programs and exciting afternoon elective, each of our students will also benefit from a broad ranging and all-inclusive activities program.

• Over three weeks, we immerse our students in the UK’s rich and unique culture and introduce them to some of its best-loved landmarks, cities and breath-taking natural wonders.

• Whether you want to discover Braveheart country or learn to kiteboard on the beach, our fun-filled and action-packed activities program has been designed to leave no one behind.

• With an exhilarating selection of outdoor activities, day trips and evening entertainments as well as the exclusive Highland Adventure ISSOS guarantees the summer of a life-time not to be missed.

Idyllic Locations in renowned UK University Towns:

Images of ISSOS, Summer School Online & at St Andrews, Cambridge + Yale Universities• St. Andrews (on the east coast of Fife in Scotland) and Cambridge (in England, just 50 miles north of London) are university towns famous for their academic achievements and stunning landscapes. Both towns are packed with history, tradition, culture and world-renowned universities.

• These idyllic locations provide not only a unique and breathtaking backdrop for students but also a stimulating, exciting and above all safe environment for students to spend their summers. Join us this summer in St. Andrews or Cambridge to discover the experience of a lifetime!


• ISSOS is based in the extensive and beautiful grounds of The University of St Andrews in Scotland, and The University of Cambridge in England. Students will be housed in the historic halls of residence, providing a comfortable and safe home for the duration of the three-week summer school program.

• With their oak-paneled common rooms, expansive dinning areas, beautiful libraries and picturesque gardens these halls of residence have been home to many famous scholars who have attended St Andrews University and The University of Cambridge.

University Summer Camp in USA - for international students: 
• ISSOS provides a unique opportunity for international students to spend the summer in one of the USA’s top Ivy League Universities!

• Based on the campus of prestigious Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, we provide 3-week residential academic summer camp programs for middle school and high school students (aged 13-18).

Introductory Video to ISSOS by our students:

Parent & Student Reviews:

•  "Our son can’t think of a better place to go, a first-rate summer enrichment program, and he applied again immediately after his return. ISSOS brings a truly international mix of students together, in an exceptional and very rewarding way, to maximum benefit of all students."
Dagmar, Parent, Germany

•  "We have never seen our daughter so animated and enthusiastic as she was about ISSOS. She benefited from new experiences and ideas, made many new friends and now has a different outlook on life, all that we could have wished for her from her stay at ISSOS."
Pat and Bob, Parents, UK

•  "ISSOS allowed Chung the freedom to grow and develop within the confines of a disciplined, friendly and caring environment. He felt comfortable and happy at all times and made some wonderful friends. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the summer school to other parents as I am convinced that in the ISSOS environment young people flourish."
Au Lau, Parent, Hong Kong

•  "ISSOS is a great program because there is so much variety at the school. ISSOS has totally changed the way I see the world. I have different opinions on topics because of the experiences I have had at ISSOS. I feel that as long as I put myself out there when I am at ISSOS, I can do whatever I want and they are just going to help me to achieve things.

That's really the greatest thing ever. I love all the friends I meet there and we all agree immediately that after one week it feels like we've known each other forever. It's almost magical."
Kelly, Student, USA

•   "It’s hard to sum up ISSOS in a few lines, but its quite easy to sum up in one word: Brilliant! From classes to activities to trips, ISSOS has something for everyone and more than one thing for most."
Rachel, Student, USA
•  "ISSOS is one of the best experiences anyone could have! I made so many new friends and still keep in touch with them. From the cultural trips, to clans, to field trips and classes, I have made great friendships and have experienced what it’s like to be away from home for 3 weeks. If anyone is looking to go have some fun and have the best experience of their life, ISSOS is the place!"
Vivian, USA

•  "WOW! What more can I say, my daughter loved the summer school and talks about nothing else. She has made amazing friends from all over the world and learned so much."
Father, Germany

•  "My daughter just entered from Issos St Andrews, she enjoyed a lot, wished it was even longer as she did lot of friends from all over the world as well as she appreciated councellors very friendly like big amazing family. She learned a lot from different cultures, she loved the place ,advantures and classes.. She wishes she can go again and encouraging her sister and friend to go even if at younger age because it is very safe and caring stuff!"

•  "My daughter had a wonderful experience in St Andrews and want to thank the directors for organising such an awesome summer! My daughter now wants to come back next year."
Mother, USA

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