It is up to each student to make their own travel arrangements to/from the UK or USA this summer.

Air travel

Arrival

All students will be met by ISSOS staff who will be easily identified and will help students with their bags and accompany them to the summer school, on the following dates and during the time frames below.

St Andrews 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 1st July
  • Session 2: Wednesday 25th July

Arrival into Edinburgh Airport must be between 0800 - 1600 (4pm) to be met by our staff.

Cambridge 2018

  • Session 1: Wednesday 11th July

Arrival into Stansted Airport must be between 0800 - 1600 (4pm)  to be met by our staff.

Yale 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 15th July

Arrival into JFK Airport must be between 0800 - 1500 (3pm) to be met by our staff.

We have coaches leaving from Edinburgh, Stansted and John F Kennedy International Airports to transport our students to each campus. We ask that all students book flights that arrive as early as possible to ensure their safe arrival. ISSOS need also to take into account the travel time from the airport to campus hence cut off arrival times.

Uniformed representatives of ISSOS will be at the airport to welcome all students and accompany them to the summer school. 

Please note: Due to the large number of students arriving at the airport, your son/daughter may have to wait for other student’s flights to come in. We will try to make this wait as short and comfortable as we can.

Departure

All students will be escorted to the airport. Students are asked to book flights that depart on the following dates before 12 noon (12:00).  Flights as early as 07:00 (7am) are suitable for departure.

St Andrews 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 22nd July
  • Session 2: Wednesday 15th August

Our staff leave Edinburgh Airport at 1400 (2pm) on departure days.  Any students departing after this time must be old enough to wait alone, check themselves in and fly with the airline. There may be a small group of students who can wait safely together.

Cambridge 2018

  • Session 1: Wednesday 1st August

Our staff leave Stansted  Airport at 1400 (2pm) on departure days.  Any students departing after this time must be old enough to wait alone, check themselves in and fly with the airline.       There may be a small group of students who can wait safely together.

Yale 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 5th August 

Our staff leave JFK Airport at 1500 (3pm) on departure days.  Any students departing after this time must be old enough to wait alone, check themselves in and fly with the airline. There may be a small group of students who can wait safely together.

It will be your responsibility to provide ISSOS  with a detailed breakdown of your travel arrangements. Once all travel arrangements have been confirmed please fill in the travel information form. (For those booking international flights please also note that if you have had to acquire entry clearance (visa) for your son or daughter in order for them to travel to the UK or USA this summer, you will not be able to purchase an open-ended flight ticket.)

Students traveling as an "unaccompanied minor" with their airline  must book a flight within the time frames stated.

ARRIVING OUTWITH COACH TIMES OR OTHER FORMS OF ARRIVAL

For any students arriving outwith the airports or times stated above or arriving by train, we can arrange a private car at an additional cost, please contact Louise O'Connor to arrange this. 

If you are planning on dropping your son or daughter off directly at the campus please contact us for driving directions if necessary.

Insurance

All students must purchase suitable travel insurance which covers them when abroad. For those students who live within the EU, standard summer holiday insurance packages will suffice, while those who live outwith the EU will also require medical cover.  All students travelling to the USA will require full travel and medical insurance. 

Visa

ISSOS, St Andrews and ISSOS, Cambridge are fully accreddited through British Accreditation Council (BAC), we will provide letters of support and any additional information needed for students who require a visa. 

If your son or daughter is attending ISSOS Yale, they may be able to enter the USA on the visa waiver program. Please click here and follow the instructions to see if they qualify for this. 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to apply for appropriate travel documentation such as Visas when required, we ask all students to carry their Summer School acceptance letter and personal details for identification. In the event of any problem with customs please contact us on: +44 (0) 3300 777 247.

If you have any questions relating to any of the above details please feel free to contact us at any time