We have been in business for 17 years, and offer 13 to 18-year-olds a balanced summer experience of learning, fun, and culture, where students can grow within an encouraging and supportive environment while having fun and making new friends from around the world.
ISSOS was created with one clear mission in mind: To create a safe place for people to learn and grow. As such, we provide a well balanced, supervised summer program where students choose academic and elective classes to suit their needs and wider interests. We offer our students the opportunity to have the summer adventure of a lifetime where the focus is on personal safety and wellbeing, quality individual instruction and a unique international experience.
The locations of our summer schools have been carefully chosen for their safe, stimulating and inspirational campuses. The historic and cultural locations of St Andrews and Yale allow students to experience life at these exclusive universities, within a secure environment. By attending ISSOS, students have the opportunity to experience the UK and the USA as a place to live, study and work.
ISSOS is a values-led company offering a value-led education, where we endeavour to deliver the highest quality programs in the safest locations led by an inspirational team. We welcome students from over 80 nationalities creating an international family where friendships span the world and last long beyond the summer.
What Makes ISSOS Different?
- High-quality programs, some of which are exclusive to ISSOS
- Welcome students from over 80 nationalities
- 40% of students return year after year
- We only accept 10% of each nationality, ensuring a truly international experience
- Summer staff are experts in their field, from fully qualified English Language teachers to PGA Golf Pros
- We are a Value-Led business with 6 values at our core that runs through everything we do
People and ISSOS
At ISSOS we take pride in using only highly qualified and motivated staff. All of our teachers have been carefully selected 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. There is a staff-student ratio of 1:5 and classes are intentionally kept small in order to provide individual attention and personalized instruction.
As well as providing high-quality academic standards for our summer students, our teachers are also dormitory residents and are backed up by counselors who act as role models and look after the welfare of our students. The success of our summer programs rests on the dedication and enthusiasm of our teachers and counselors and their common goal of making ISSOS a truly unique and exciting experience for every student.