Please take a moment to review the information on these pages which will provide answers to any questions that you might have when your son or daughter's application has been processed.
A Typical Week
Weekdays at ISSOS (apart from Wednesday afternoons) are taken up with class time, while Wednesday afternoon and Saturdays are reserved for cultural activities and day trips. Sundays are when students will have the most free time so they can enjoy a lie-in, phone their parents, explore the campus towns, relax or just hang out with friends. Although Sundays are for free time we also organise a variety of optional Workshops for students to participate in if they want to. Every evening there is an evening programme event which all students take part in.
We take the safety and happiness of our students very seriously at ISSOS and our team of dedicated counselors plan the evening activities, sporting events and take care of our students' welfare at all times. There is always someone on hand to help students find their way to class, tell them which shops might sell any supplies they need, phone home or simply have a chat with. Our counselors are on duty throughout the day and live in the accommodation alongside students, meaning they are available 24/7. In addition, two members of our campus management team are on duty every evening.
PROVIDE THE INFORMATION WE NEED: When you apply you will be able to create an online account in our parent portal. This is where you can provide us with all of the additional information we need as your son or daughter's time at ISSOS gets closer.
BOOK FLIGHTS: Please visit our Travel Information page, which gives information about airports, arrival and departure dates/times, coach transfers, packing lists and unaccompanied minors.
INSURANCE: Some insurance cover is included in our programme fees. Please see our Visas and Insurance page for further information.
APPLY FOR A VISA: It is your responsibility to apply for any visas needed for your son/daughter to study at ISSOS. For more information please visit our Visas and Insurance page.
SEND A PHOTO: If you have not sent a photo of your son/daughter along with the application form please email one to us as soon as possible. This is essential for our identification purposes.
Visiting ISSOS and Parents Reception
On the final day at each ISSOS campus, we invite all parents to join us for our Parents' Reception, so if you are collecting your son or daughter yourself it's a great way to meet our team of staff and counselors and gain an insight into the session at ISSOS.
If you do want to attend the parents' reception please email Louise O'Connor so that we can add your name to the list of attendees. The ISSOS campuses are based in beautiful locations that offer great destinations for a holiday to coincide with collecting or dropping off your son or daughter.
You can find more detailed information about what to expect as an ISSOS parent from our Parent Information Pack or our Brochure, available to download below.
Please visit our Travel Information page, which gives information about airports, arrival and departure dates/times, coach transfers, packing lists and unaccompanied minors.
All students are housed in the University halls of residence. Floors are split by gender and divided by age group. Please visit our accommodation page for more information.
Each student will be allocated a single or shared room. Students who require a single or shared room for a medical reason will be given priority when allocating rooms. More information can be found at our rooming policy page.
Visas & Insurance
Some insurance cover is included in our program fees. Please see our Visas and Insurance page for further information.
Safety & Security
The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority at ISSOS. Further information can be found at our safety & security page.
Packing check list
We have provided information on clothing and equipment that should be packed for ISSOS.
When an application form has been submitted, parents will be given access to our parent portal where further information will be given.
The best way to find out more about what your son or daughter will get out of their time with us is to hear about it from families who have already experienced it for themselves. Explore some personal stories that our ISSOS Families have shared with us:Discover More
Explore the programme
Find out more about the Academics, Electives and Activities that we offer at our summer school campuses in Scotland, England and America