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Summer Courses for International Teenagers in Scotland

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ISSOS, Summer School 2024 at St Andrews & Cambridge Universities:
ISSOS offers 3-week summer school programs for international students aged between 13-18 years of age in July and August 2024 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.

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Residential Summer School Programs 2024 in St Andrews, Scotland:
Our summer school programs are for international students aged between 13 and 18 years old. Each student combines an academic option with one of our exciting electives; Golf, Theatre, Tennis, Film and Art.

Academic Summer School Programs:

Photo of Summer Courses for International Teenagers in Scotland English Language Courses:  
Students will receive daily English language 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. These courses are suitable for beginner to advanced students.

• Study Skills Program:
To prepare for final years of high school and entrance to university / college. The study course covers advanced level study skills that will give them the essential tools you need for success in a variety of challenging academic curriculums from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, to A-Levels, SATs, and for future studies at university or college.

• IB Extended Essay Course
The extended essay (EE) is a research paper of up to 4000 words, and a mandatory component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for all IB students.

The IB Extended Essay summer course is designed to offer all students currently working towards their IB extended essay the chance to combine interactive skills seminars and in-depth individual research with personal attention from highly qualified mentors, to equip students with the skills and confidence needed to achieve their personal best in their IB extended essay, as well as to ease their progress in college or university.

• Creative Writing:  
This program is designed for students of all levels and interests who have a desire to explore their potential and challenge themselves creatively.

For students who want to learn and harness the forces of creative language to produce original poems, scenes from a play or short stories. Introductory and advanced workshops will introduce students to all phases of the writing process, including generating ideas, writing and revising drafts and editing.

All students will work together to produce The International Summer School of Scotland's creative writing magazine which will include a selection of their creative work.

Image of Summer Courses for International Teenagers in Scotland• Debating:  
This course is designed to meet the needs of all debaters, and 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.

Debaters of all ability levels from beginners to seasoned debate veterans will benefit from interactive workshops ranging from the most basic of introductions and public speaking techniques to advanced argument theory and the intricacies of formal competitive debate.

• Youth Leadership:  
Students are given the unique opportunity to partake in a series of interactive workshops, energetic activities and fun-filled challenges designed to inspire and enable each and every one of them to uncover their unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success in the classroom and beyond.

We want to help students ease school stress, raise their grades and increase their test scores while at the same time showing them ways to express themselves, pursue goals, solve problems, resolve conflicts and bring about positive change.

Elective Programs:

Photos of ISSOS, Summer School 2024 at St Andrews & Cambridge Universities•  Art:
Group teaching is offered in an array of styles to ensure that every student finds an area in which to shine.

Whether students already have a passion for a particular artistic technique or are beginners hoping to awaken their creativity, this program offers something for everyone.

Students will study a wide range of methods, from line drawing and oil painting to more contemporary practices such as still photography and cartoon illustration.

• Film:  
This will give students a practical introduction to all aspects of film craft through a combination of interactive seminars, technical training and hands-on experience behind the camera.

Armed with this knowledge, students will then create their very own short films to be screened in front of the entire Summer School.

Throughout this course, students of all ability levels will benefit from expert tuition on script writing, directing, production management, cinematography and editing right through to location scouting and set design.

Picture of Summer Courses for International Teenagers in Scotland• Golf:  
Set in St Andrews, the internationally renowned home of golf, we offer a truly unique and incomparable golfing experience.

Students who choose our golf elective will be offered the unrivalled opportunity to play and learn the game of golf under PGA qualified instructors on some of the most famous and beautiful golf courses in the world.

This three-week course is designed for students of all abilities, from beginners through to experienced players.

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.

This elective 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.

* In addition, we offer a full program of trips, cultural enrichment and the ISSOS Highland Games.

Testimonials / Reviews:

Images of ISSOS, Summer School 2024 at St Andrews & Cambridge Universities•  "I had so much fun at The International Summer School of Scotland. I can proudly say that it was the best summer ever! I hope to see you next year."
Naoko, Student, Japan

•  "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

•  "My son has been to ISSOS twice and both times has come back from ISSOS full of life, very happy and his conversations taking on a more mature outlook. The various structured activities and the chance to make friends from different parts of the world was a wonderful opportunity for him.

The independence he was afforded in a secure environment was a boost to his self-development. The interest ISSOS staff took in the students as individuals was evident when he relayed his experiences."

Abdullah, Parent, The Sultanate of Oman

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Address: ISSOS Head Office, 69 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 5TF, UK / GB
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-03-01 were from:

Poland; South Africa; Russia; China; and more.