ISSOS at Yale

Full day Saturday trips to exciting cities and half day Wednesday trips to places of cultural interest.

Saturday Trips

Students who attend ISSOS at Yale will have the opportunity to explore the stunning Yale campus as well as two of the world's most exciting cities. On Saturdays students will have a full day trip to New York and Boston. All trips are fully supervised and have planned activities for students to particpate in.

New York

New York is one of the world's best cities and students at ISSOS will get to walk through Central Park, experience the world famous shopping street of 5th Ave, go in to St Patrick Cathedral and shop at the  Rockefeller Center .

Students will have the option to select one location from the list below. Due to the number of students and size of the city - students can only visit one of these locations on the trip;

The American Museum of Natural History:  One of the largest museums in the world with 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. With exhibitions covering every subject of interest, this is a day of exploring and endless stimulation.

MOMA: MOMA is the world's leading modern arts museum with pieces by legendary painters like Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet and more. MOMA also has a beautiful garden where student can relax.

Time Square: The most iconic place in New York City. Students can visit the flashing lights of Time Square, walk along Broadway and get their photo taken with an over sized M&M or buy a hotdog from a New York hot dog stand. There are hundreds of shops from the M&M store to Nike World that students can explore before meeting at the Rockefeller Center to return to Yale.

5th Avenue & St Patrick's Cathedral: 5th Ave is home to some of the best shops in NYC and students can walk down the Avenue and end up at St Partrick's Cathedral where students can explore this stunning Cathedral right in the heart of NYC.


Boston is one of America's oldest and most historical cities dating back to 1630, home to one of the oldest seats of learning in the world, Harvard University and dominated by amazing shops, cafes and resturants. Students will go on a walking tour of the city and learn about Boston's rich history, walk along the revolutionary landmark of the Freedom Trail, students will have the opportunity to explore all the shops Boston has to offer and experience the Quincy Markets.

Wednesday Trips

On Wednesdays students are in academic classes untill 12 noon and then go on a half day trip. There are four Wednesday trips for students to choose from. Students will be able to go on two of the four trips over the three weeks and they can choose from the following:

Yale University Tour 

Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale’s twelve residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale’s largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale University’s earliest museum collection, begun in the 18th century, was a miscellaneous assortment of “natural and artificial curiosities” from around the world typical of collections of the time. Systematic collecting of specimens for teaching and research began in 1802 with the appointment of Benjamin Silliman as Professor of Chemistry and Natural History.

The outstanding mineral collection Silliman built for Yale, which he used in his pioneering teaching of geology and mineralogy, became an important source of public entertainment and one of the principal attractions for visitors to New Haven.

Conneticut Science Center

With over 130 hands on exhibits, students can spend their time  building, designing, learning, racing & more. A museum of science and technology where students can spend the afternoon exploring.

Final Half Day Trip

In the last week at Yale all students and staff go bowling at a traditional American bowling alley. This is a great trip that allows students and staff to hang out with no academics or electives a few days before they leave.