10 Great Reasons To Choose ISSOS at Yale

Sunset at Yale

We know it can be hard to choose between our 3 amazing ISSOS Summer School campuses, so we’ve rounded up our top 10 reasons to choose ISSOS at Yale.

1. A safe location

This is going to be at the top of the list for all 3 campuses, because it was the most important factor in choosing to set up our summer schools where we did. 

New Haven is a small coastal city in Connecticut that is dominated by the Yale University campus, and we are the only summer school with exclusive use of its centrally located Trumbull Campus. Its leafy streets are home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, shops, theatres and museums and are safe for our students to stroll around in their free time.

2. Because its YALE!

You don’t get many chances to live and study in a University like Yale. This is the Ivy League and it’s your chance to experience life in one of America’s most iconic and prestigious university campuses. It is frequently listed as one of the most beautiful university campuses in America, and the Trumbull Campus where our students are housed is modelled after Cambridge’s King’s College.

Sport at Yale

3. World class sporting facilities

College sports in the United States take things to another level, and the sporting facilities that we utilise at Yale are world class. From the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Centre to the Payne Whitney Gym, our students will be using the same facilities that Yale’s Championship winning college athletes do. 

4. Summer sun

We are not trying to pretend that it never rains at Yale (our 2018 students will know that!), but summer in America can generally be trusted for some hot sunny weather just a little bit more than our campuses in the UK!

5. Follow in some famous footsteps

Trumbull College Yale

If you choose Debate at Yale, you will be following in the footsteps of 5 former US Presidents who attended this Ivy League campus (George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford and William Howard Taft). Theatre students will be treading the boards on stages that Oscar winners Paul Newman, Meryll Streep and Jodie Foster once stood on, and Yale has also produced the winners of over 110 Olympic medals and 52 Nobel Prizes.

6. The chance to visit New York City

Day trips don’t come much better than a chance to visit one of the world’s most iconic and exciting cities, New York! Our Yale students will walk the same streets made famous by countless movie scenes, visit Times Square, see Broadway, shop on 5th Avenue or visit MOMA, the world’s leading modern art museum.

New York City trip

Our other Saturday trip for the Yale students is to Boston. It’s home to Harvard University, and is dominated by amazing shops, cafes and restaurants. Students will take a walking tour of the city and learn about Boston's rich history, walk along the Freedom Trail and have the opportunity to explore all the shops Boston has to offer and the unique Quincy Markets.

In addition to Saturdays, our Wednesday trips are half-day outings, and from Yale this means the opportunity to experience 2 of the following 4 options: a walking tour of the entire Yale campus, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Connecticut Science Centre or a Ten Pin Bowling trip. 

7. A rich academic history

Yale was founded in 1701, which makes it the 3rd oldest university in the United States. Its libraries hold over 15 million books and its Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world’s largest buildings devoted entirely to rare books. The Yale Daily News is the oldest daily collegiate newspaper and has been published daily since 1878.

8. The Academic classes

The options at all 3 of our campuses vary, with some subjects being offered in more than one location. But wherever you choose to go the standard of teaching you can expect for your chosen subject will be second to none, as we pride ourselves on finding the very best in their field to teach our academic options. 

Yale is the place to be if you want to study: English Language, Debate, Business & Entrepreneurship, Pre IB, or Creative Writing.

9. The Elective options

As with the academic choices, electives vary at each of our 3 campuses, but we guarantee that they will all be fun filled, action packed and taught by the best in their field to enable our students to discover exciting subjects while gaining new skills and experience.

Pick Yale if you would like to try: Photography, Outdoor Leadership, Theatre, Tennis or Film.

Film at Yale

10. The ISSOS Experience

Starting and ending our campus lists with the same two points might seem like cheating, but they are the most important of our reasons to choose any of our ISSOS summer schools. 

We limit the number of any one nationality to just 10% at all of our locations, so students get a truly international, unique and exciting experience where they can combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure. 

They will join a Clan, make friends for life and generally have The Experience Of A Lifetime.

ISSOS Clans at Yale