Why ISSOS chose Yale

Since announcing our third campus at Yale University, we have been asked what ISSOS at Yale will be like. Here, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions. 

Why did you choose Yale?

We chose Yale for a number of reasons: It is safe, prestigious and absolutely stunning.  Safety is our biggest tick box when choosing a location, it has to be a beautiful campus where students have freedom and enjoy the surroundings and Yale offers all of that.

Also, many ISSOS students are interested in attending an American University and every year parents call us for recommendations for American summer schools so that their son or daughter can experience the U.S. We decided it was time for ISSOS to provide that experience in one of the best universities in the world. 

Will ISSOS, Yale be different to ISSOS, Cambridge or St Andrews?

Only in location, we are very determined that ISSOS, Yale will be the same as the other two campuses; we will have a lot of the same staff, a combination of our most popular academics and electives, evening programs will be the same and of course we will be introducing our Scottish Clans to America.

ISSOS is ISSOS no matter where we go and we will be sure to stay true to our Scottish roots and everything that makes ISSOS special.

What Academics and Electives will be offered?

The Academics will be: English Language, Debate, Youth Leadership, Pre-IB, Business and Entrepreneurship

The Electives: Tennis, Theatre, Film, Photography and Outdoor Leadership

Who will the staff be?

There will be a mixture of old and new staff, there will be a lot of British staff and some American staff. Jen Munro will be heading to Yale as the Program Director and we have a few incredible returning staff from both St Andrews and Cambridge who will be at Yale as teachers, counselors and head counselors.

Tell us more about Yale University?

Yale is one of the worlds best known Universities and has been deemed to be the most beautiful University campus in the USA. Some of the world’s most public figures have attended Yale including: Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Oliver Stone, Claire Danes and Jodie Foster to name but a few. 

We look forward to welcoming you to ISSOS at Yale. 

Dates: 17 July - 7 August 2016 

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