"Our task is not to put greatness backinto students, but to elicit it, for greatness is there already."

ISSOS was started with one clear mission: To create a safe place for people to learn and grow. We are dedicated to creating a safe environment for all our students and staff and making sure everyone is able to have the best possible experience.


Every summer we welcome students from over 80 nationalities to one of our three campuses and we limit the number of students from one nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience.

ISSOS is a unique and exclusive summer school and we take pride in focusing on the individual needs of each student.
We offer the highest standards of education in order to help our studentsto achieve their personal goals and maximise their own potential.

A few reasons to choose ISSOS

  • We welcome students from over 80 nationalities
  • We limit places to 10% of one nationality
  • We mix native and non-native English speakers at all times
  • Beautiful, safe and world-renowned locations
  • Academics and Electives are taught by fully qualified and highly experienced professionals
  • ISSOS is a well supervised and cultural experience
  • We attract 45% returning students
  • An all-inclusive programme fee

Our balanced programme offers students the opportunity to take exceptional academic courses, combined with a wide range of cultural, social and sporting activities. We believe in offering broad-based learning opportunities to develop the whole student, as well as concentrating on their academic achievements. All of our staff are professionals within their field and have chosen to spend the summer teaching and advising students on their chosen subject.

ISSOS have chosen our summer school locations: St Andrews and Cambridge in the UK and Yale in the USA, for their safety, beauty and world-renowned reputations as some of the world's best universities. Our campuses provide an inspirational, safe and stunning environment for students to spend their summer.

“  We work together, We play together,We live and grow together, We are the ISSOS International Family  ”

We are dedicated to growing the international family that ISSOS has created over many years, with a high number of returning students, brothers and sisters of alumni, friends and referrals joining us every summer we have created a family environment that both staff and students are forever part of. We guarantee that ISSOS is The Experience of a Lifetime because we know that it is an experience that lasts beyond the three weeks, having a lasting impact on everyone involved.

ISSOS is a truly unique experience and we endeavour to give our students the edge both academically and socially. If by our words and actions we inspire our students to dream, learn and become more, we will have succeeded.

Our summer school programme has been specifically designed to address today’s challenges so that our students can look forward to tomorrow with confidence while having the experience of a lifetime.

If you would like to speak with a parent or student from your country, who has already experienced ISSOS please contact our admissions department who will be happy to put you in touch.

I look forward to welcoming you to ISSOS this summer. 

Kind regards,

Jen Munro,  Founder and CEO

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