ISSOS in Cambridge, England:
Based in Cambridge in south-east England, approximately 50 miles (80 km) north-east of London, ISSOS offers all-inclusive 3-week summer school programs for international students aged 13-18 years. Our summer school takes place in July & August in Queen's College, a world-famous Cambridge university. We provide a balanced summer program of academia, fun & culture, through a combination of learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure. All students will be picked up by a uniformed member of staff at the selected international airport and accompanied to Cambridge. We also run a summer school at St. Andrews University in Scotland, as well as a 3-week residential academic summer camp at Yale University in Connecticut, USA for international students.
Residential Summer School - Academic Programs 2020:
ISSOS provides a wide variety of summer courses in our Cambridge summer school in July & August. Students combine an academic option with one of our exciting electives courses.
• English Language Courses - For Beginner to Advanced learners:
In our English language courses, our students will receive daily instruction from experienced TEFL qualified teachers.
The syllabus provides a successful blend of input with opportunities to activate the language studied- and ensures that all core skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) are practised.
• Advanced English Course:
Aimed at those whose spoken English is of a high standard but who need to concentrate on their written English.
- Improve your confidence when using English language - both written and spoken
- Explore a range of writing styles
- Improve the formation of coherent arguments and structure in formal essay writing
Our debating course will combine interactive workshops with professional coaching and a variety of informal and formal debating opportunities to create an exhilarating and stimulating experience second to none.
Through the development of skills including oral communication, effective argumentation and critical thinking this debating course will enable students to acquire and enhance valuable abilities.
• Business Studies & Entrepreneurship:
This unique program introduces students to the world of enterprise and helps students to build their confidence, develop their communications skills and engage their imagination to discover their passion for business and the opportunities that surround them.
Through a series of interactive workshops, practical tasks and case studies students will learn about some of the most successful businesses in the world and understand what makes them work.
Students will learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the fundamentals of starting a business and marketing a product. In small groups students will generate ideas for businesses or products and will present these ideas to a panel.
In addition the students will research how to market their product and generate interest.
As well as learning to write a business plan, students will investigate the inner workings of a successful company: how a business operates, how to build a successful team and the leadership qualities of effective managers and leaders.
• Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
This summer school program focuses on improving work habits and general academic performance, preparing students to tackle the school year ahead by giving them the opportunity to take part in seminars covering topics essential to academic success.
Designed to support all school curriculums, summer students cover topics such as essay writing, internet research, time management and presentation skills.
We equip our students with the ability, experience and resources to feel prepared, confident and ready to achieve their personal best.
Our journalism summer course will be taught to sharpen students research and writing skills and debate social, political and ethical issues. These skills have wide-ranging applications and will stand students in good stead during their education and beyond.
The course combines inspirational seminars and practical workshops with individual and group exercises. Students will return home with a stronger foundation of journalistic skills and values, and will be equipped with the techniques for writing and editing copy.
Summer School Elective Programs:
• Outdoor Leadership:
Outdoor Leadership will develop student’s confidence and personal leadership abilities through varied and exciting outdoor activities.
This three-week summer school course is designed for all students, whatever their previous experience of outdoor pursuits and regardless of fitness level, all activities will be lead by a professional and all students abilities catered for.
Our photography course teaches the fundamentals in a fun, informative and inspirational way. Summer students work with a professional tutor and learn the skills needed to capture, edit and produce quality photographs.
Use the inspiring city of Cambridge as a playground of visual stimulation and learn to photograph landscape, portraits of friends, nature and life in action. Use the art of photography to communicate, tell a story or advertise a product.
Our tennis course is designed to meet the needs of beginners to advanced. Working with professional coaches to achieve personal goals and a love of the game.
All players have the opportunity to play full-length games and learn the rules and etiquette of the game.
Our theatre course will combine a series of skill-based master classes and ensemble workshops in which students will work as a team under the guidance of a professional director to create an exciting piece of original theatre, to be performed in the final week.
This course has been especially designed by theatrical professionals to enthuse all students with a keen interest in the performing arts regardless of previous experience.
Our unique fencing elective course is designed for students of all abilities and levels of physical fitness. Set in the medieval surrounding of Cambridge University, students who choose our fencing program will learn from British Fencing Association coaches and experience the fun and skilled art of fencing.
Professional coaching and group exercises will assist students to develop quickly in what is one of the most elite and exciting sports around. The fencing course allows you to combine learning, fitness and fun and develop your co-ordination skills.
• "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."
• "I have been to ISSOS 4 times and each summer was a new experience. Everything at ISSOS is outstanding! From the staff to the students and activities, nothing is less than brilliant!
I’ve made so many new friends that I keep in touch with until this very day. At ISSOS friendships are made, life lessons learned and the definition of fun is raised to another level."
|Address: ISSOS Head Office, 69 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 5TF, UK & England|
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