The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States.
Our study skills program is designed for students who are preparing for their final years of high school. It covers advanced level study skills that will give them the essential tools they need for success in a variety of challenging academic curriculums from the IB Diploma, to A-Levels, SATs and for future university study.
Benefits of Study Skills at ISSOS
Prepares students for the last years of high school and future university study
Improves work habits and general academic skills
Interactive and practical program with time to implement the skills taught
Access to university level materials and online resources
Increased confidence in presenting and academic ability
Prepare in advance for university-level essay writing and self-study
Increase time management skills and understand how you learn
45 hours of tuition (3 hours a day, 5 days a week)
Pair this class with one of our exciting elective options
What students will learn
Our bespoke study skills program has been developed to meet the needs of students going into their final, challenging years of high school and to equip them with vital skills they will need going on to university.
Over the course of three weeks, students will learn a variety of tactics and skills that will help them to use their time effectively. Our teachers will cover everything from goal setting, critical thinking and time management skills, to developing study plans, research skills and essay structuring. They will also give students the tools they need to plan and give comprehensive presentations as well as developing confidence for public speaking.
We also work with students to manage exam and academic stress and teach them coping techniques for dealing with the increased workload that they may be facing at this stage of their high school career.
The tutorial-style classes are interactive and students will be given time to actively practise and develop all of the skills they are taught on a daily basis.
The skills students gain from this course will not only help them prepare for their final years of high-school but will be essential as they move on to university study.
What Makes ISSOS Different?
High-quality programs, some of which are exclusive to ISSOS
Welcome students from over 80 nationalities
40% of students return year after year
We only accept 10% of each nationality, ensuring a truly international experience
Summer staff are experts in their field, from CELTA qualified English teachers to PGA Golf Pros
We are a Values-Led business with 9 values at our core that run through everything we do
The total cost for ISSOS 2021:
St Andrews: £500 Enrolment Fee, plus £4900 Tuition
Yale: $500 Enrolment Fee, plus $6900 Tuition.
We offer an all-inclusive fee for the three-week ISSOS experience covering:
accommodation (full board)
course materials and equipment
trips and excursions
evening activities, cultural trips & Sunday workshops
the ISSOS Highland Games
transport between the selected airport and ISSOS campus