An exceptional summer school in an international setting that balances academia and fun, with a lot of added extras thrown in.


ISSOS International’s programs in Cambridge and St Andrews have all the key ingredients for an exemplary summer school: its fully-inclusive three-week programmes are well-balanced between academia and fun, its expert faculty is second-to-none, and its setting in the beautiful grounds of the University of Cambridge and University of St Andrews is nothing short of inspirational. Its 45% student return rate says it all!

With an emphasis on broad-based learning opportunities (students choose both academic and elective classes) in a safe, nurturing environment, students will enjoy first-class learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure whilst living in a historic university setting.

ISSOS is proud of its diversity. Boasting student representation from over 80 different countries, with native and non-native English speakers mixed evenly and a 10% cap on each nationality, it creates a truly international family and fosters lifelong friendships.

  • Diverse student body of 80+ nationalities
  • Live like a real student at a traditional University of Cambridge college
  • Fully-inclusive, including insurance and airport transfers
  • Learn from the very best academics and leading experts
What's Included?
  • Fully-inclusive 3-week residential programme
  • 45 hours of academic tuition and 36 hours of elective tuition
  • Choose one academic subject from 5 options and one elective subject from 4 options
  • Accommodation in a beautiful University of Cambridge college
  • All meals (full board)
  • Join a ‘clan’ and compete in team challenges; including debates, dodgeball and olympics, Scottish country dancing…and many more!
  • Evening events, cultural activities and workshops
  • Visit Oxford and Windsor on group day trips
  • Formal ISSOS awards ceremony
  • Full academic report and completion certificate
  • Group supervised transport between airport and ISSOS campus
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • All course materials and equipment
  • ISSOS clothing and branded merchandise
  • Participation in the much anticipated ISSOS Highland Games!
Optional Extras
  • Private airport transfer service available for an extra charge
  • University campus accommodation
  • Single or shared bedroom on single sex corridor
  • All meals included (full board)
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People liked...
  • Includes a lot of added extras such as insurance and airport transfers
  • Guaranteed diversity: places are limited to 10% of students from any one nationality
  • Great balance: choose one academic and one elective
  • 45% student return rate
People didn't like...
  • Does not offer a large selection of courses to choose from
  • Courses are all 3 weeks in length
  • One of the most expensive summer schools

Choose this provider if....

Choose ISSOS International if you’re looking for a slightly longer, well-balanced and reputable summer programme that is part of a fully-inclusive package with a lot of added extras – they’ve really thought of everything!

Company Description

Accredited by the British Association Council, ISSOS offers three-week fully-inclusive experiences for students aged 13-18. Students live at a traditional University of Cambridge college or in the University of St Andrews, and enjoy a robust programme of academic classes as well as exciting excursions and activities. Academic subjects on offer include Business and English Language, and electives include Theatre and Tennis.

  • Established summer school
  • Course graduation and certificate
  • Verified profile on the OSCG site
  • Meet students from all over the world
  • Study with top academics & tutors
  • Flexible booking options + extras

Key Details

  • Year founded: 2005
  • No. Students: 600
  • Accommodation: University Accommodation
  • Age Range: 13-18
  • Hours of Tuition / wk: 45 hours of academic tuition and 36 hours of elective tuition / 3-weeks
  • Typical Duration: 3 weeks

Dates & Fees

  • Fees from: 6900
  • Dates: June-August
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Age Range: 13-18
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