All students will be met by ISSOS staff who will be easily identified and will help students with their bag and accompany them to the summer school, on the following dates and during the time frames below. Please note that students should only travel with 1 suitcase due to luggage space on coaches. You can find our suggested packing list here, and we offer laundry facilities at all locations.
St Andrews 2020 arrival dates (students should fly in to Edinburgh Airport)
- Session 1: Wednesday 1 July
- Session 2: Sunday 26 July
Arrival into Edinburgh Airport must be between 0800 - 1600 (4pm) to be met by our staff.
Cambridge 2020 arrival date (students should fly in to London Stanstead Airport)
- Wednesday 15 July
Arrival into Stansted Airport must be between 0800 - 1600 (4pm) to be met by our staff.
Yale 2020 arrival date (students should fly in to John F Kennedy Airport)
- Sunday 19 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.
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 2020 departure dates
- Session 1: Wednesday 22 July
- Session 2: Sunday 16 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 2020 departure date
- Wednesday 5 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 2020 departure date
- Sunday 9 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 us 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.