about us

ISSOS offers 13 to 18 year olds 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.

We work together, we play together, we live and grow together, we are the ISSOS international family

About ISSOS

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 Cambridge, St Andrews and Yale allow students to experience life at these elxclusive 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.  ISSOS welcomes students from over 60 nationalities creating an international family where friendships span the world and last long beyond the summer.

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What Makes ISSOS Different?

  • High quality programs, some of which are exclusive to ISSOS
  • Welcome students from over 60 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 CELTA qualified English teachers to PGA Golf Pros
  • We are a Values Led business with 9 values at our core

Our mission & values Our founder at TEDx


People and ISSOS 

At ISSOS we take pride in using only highly qualified and motivated staff.  All of 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 programmes. There is a staff student ratio of 1:5 and classes are intentionally kept small in order to provide individual attention and personalised 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 provide pastoral care. The success of our summer programmes 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.

Meet the Team 


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Why not download our brochure, you will find lots of information about ISSOS and discover why our students and staff have The Experience of a Lifetime, each summer. 

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