The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority at ISSOS. Throughout the three-week program our students are well supervised at all times, from pick up and drop off, to scheduled classes, trips and activities and also during their free time.
When students arrive at ISSOS, they are introduced to their group and their counselor, who is there to provide pastoral care and support throughout the summer school session. Counselors wake students up at 7am, accompany them to breakfast and walk them to classes. In the evenings, students take part in our Evening Activities Program and have a curfew of 10pm when they must be back in Halls of Residence to meet with their counselor. All students must be in their own rooms by 10.30pm and it's 'lights out' at 11pm.
In terms of our summer school locations, St Andrews, Cambridge & Yale are well known as safe university towns and campuses, offering a safe environment for students to enjoy their summer. Our staff are available 24 hours a day and when students have free time between 4pm - 6pm, they are able to explore the campuses under the supervision of staff.
Qualified instructors run all of our outdoor activities, and any activities that use outside contractors (e.g. water sports) are subject to detailed risk assessments.
All ISSOS Summer School staff hold a current PVG/DBS or equivalent enhanced background check.
For more information on our arrival and departure procedures, including information on arranging travel plans please visit our Travel Information page
Policies and Procedures
ISSOS has a number of policies and procedures, put in place for the benefit of our students and staff. These policies can be viewed here.