ISSOS in St Andrews, Scotland:
ISSOS offers 3-week summer school programs for international students aged between 13-18 years of age in July and August in St. Andrews University on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, UK. ISSOS offers teenagers a balanced summer experience of academia, fun and culture, where students can learn within an encouraging and supportive environment while having fun and making new friends from around the world.
Our 3-week summer school programs are all-inclusive. They take place in St. Andrews world-famous university and take full advantage of the facilities, culture and history it has to offer.
All students will be picked up by a uniformed member of staff at the selected international airport and accompanied to St Andrews. We also run a summer school in Cambridge, England.
St. Andrews is situated approximately 50 miles (80km) north-east of Edinburgh and 80 miles (130 km) north-east of Glasgow.
ISSOS was established to provide a well balanced, supervised summer program to international students and expose them to the UK as a place to travel and study.
ISSOS prides it self on offering students a safe summer experience, while at the same time providing them the freedom to grow.
The historic and cultural locations of St Andrews and Cambridge provide safe, stimulating and inspirational campuses for the International Summer Schools of Scotland.
We offer our students the opportunity of a summer adventure of a lifetime where the focus is on personal safety and wellbeing, quality individual instruction and a unique international experience – we attract students from over 60 nationalities.
Our summer school programs are for international students aged between 13 - 18 years:
Academic Summer School programs:
• English Language programs (from beginner to advanced levels)
• Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) program
• IB Extended Essay
• Youth Leadership
• Creative Writing
• Debating Course
Elective programs include:
• Art, Film, Golf, Tennis & Theatre.
• Day Trips, Outdoor Activities, Evening Entertainment & Highland Games.
During their 3-week stay, students choose one academic subject and one elective subject to study. In addition, we provide a full program of activities, trips, cultural enrichment and the ISSOS Highland Games.
This gives students an exciting opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure.
Students will stay in the historic halls of residence, providing a comfortable and safe home for the duration of the summer school program.
We limit the number of students from one nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience.
International students come from all over the world, representing over 60 nationalities, creating a multi-cultural atmosphere.
ISSOS offer high quality academic programs to 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. At ISSOS we take pride in using only highly qualified and motivated staff.
All our teachers have been carefully selected from academic institutions around the world for their qualifications, expertise and experience and bring with them an energy and enthusiasm for teaching and interacting with young people, within both our academic and extra-curricular programs.
Based in the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, the home of golf and the oldest seat of learning in Scotland, a town packed with history, tradition, culture and of course golden beaches, there is no place to spend this summer like the International Summer School of Scotland.
This idyllic seaside location provides a unique and breathtaking backdrop, as well as a stimulating and safe environment for students to spend their summers.
This fascinating town is not only the internationally renowned home of golf, it is also the home of Scotland's first university.
Every year, thousands of golfers and tourists travel to St Andrews to behold the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and experience and admire some of the most famous golf courses in the world.
• "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
• "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 & Bob, Parents, UK
• "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
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|Address: ISSOS Head Office, 69 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 5TF, UK & England|
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