It is up to each student to make their own travel arrangements to/from the UK or USA this summer. For those students arriving by plane, transportation from Edinburgh International Airport, Stansted International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport will be available free of charge, providing students arrive before 4pm(16:00) and depart by 12 noon(12:00) on the closing day. Travel arrangements can be made outside these times at an extra cost.

Air travel

Arrival

All students will be met by ISSOS staff (before 4pm) who will be easily identified and will help students with their bags and accompany them to the summer school, on the following dates. 

St Andrews 2018

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

Cambridge 2018

  • Session 1: Wednesday 11th July

Yale 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 15th July

We have coaches leaving from Edinburgh, Stansted and John F Kennedy International Airports from 10am to transport our students. We ask that all students book flights that arrive before 4pm (16:00) on opening day.

A uniformed representative 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 7am (07:00) are suitable for departure.

St Andrews 2018

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

Cambridge 2018

  • Session 1: Wednesday 1st August

Yale 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday 5th August 

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.)

If your son or daughter is traveling as an unaccompanied minor (under the age of 16) we ask that you book a flight with in the time frames stated.

ARRIVING OUTWITH COACH TIMES OR OTHER FORMS OF ARRIVAL

For any students arriving outwith the 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 at the Yale Campus, see here for DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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