ISSFT student paddling in a canoe
The International Summer School For Doing Things Differently

A typical day at ISSFT Every day is crammed full of learning, fun and new experiences

In the morning, students study their chosen academic subject. Academic subjects include English Language, Global Entrepreneurship, Study Skills, Environmental Science, journalism and Introduction to Law.

In the afternoon, students take part in their chosen Elective which is generally a sporting or creative activity which they want to develop over the summer months. Elective subjects include Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Theatre, Photography, Creative Coding and Sports Leadership.

After classes, students take part in a full sporting and creative entertainment programme. Students can enjoy inter-house clan games, social events and live entertainment. There is also time to relax and spend time with new friends.

At weekends, students are taken on excursions to historical Scottish landmarks and given the chance to attend creative workshops or play sports including horse riding, water sports, film making, dance and martial arts.

Your three week timetable 

While all students enjoy an individually tailored experience at ISSFT, each day is structured to ensure they make the most of their time with us. The timetable below gives an outline of what to expect.

Academic class Elective Subject Trips Activities Clan Events Entertainment free time, workshops and organised events
SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 21:00
Schedule will vary on first day and last day to accommodate major events that we run

The ISSFT experience Every student at ISSFT enjoys a personalised experience tailored to their interests and ambitions

ISSFT student writing at her desk in the classroom

Academic classes

Our innovative academic classes are designed to stimulate and develop the minds of our students

ISSFT student playing tennis

Elective subjects

Through sport, culture and the arts, the physical and creative potential of our students is unlocked

Choose from a range of weekend workshops, enjoy an exciting range of leisure activities and experience cultural trips that will inspire your imagination.

ISSFT student acting on stage

Evening entertainment

Students enjoy action-packed evenings filled with Scottish games, fun social events and live entertainment

ISSFT student riding a horse

Activities and workshops

Our sporting, leisure and creative entertainment programme ensures that there's never a dull moment

ISSFT students enjoying a trip to the Wallace Monument in Stirling

Day Trips

Located within the heart of historic Scotland, our students experience unforgettable outings to breath-taking attractions

When, where and how much?

What makes us really proud is watching our students grow and hearing how much they enjoyed their time here.

It was so much fun, I learned so much. I discovered so much and did so much. I loved everything, all the sports, and all the people. The staff were really nice. I hope ISSFT will continue like this forever.
Jada Italy
It was great to meet new people. Staff were also great and really friendly. I have never done any sort of camp like this before and it has been great. All of the activities were fantastic and the chance to play world famous golf courses only added to this.
Blair UK/Australia
Having never been to a summer school before visiting you this summer I didn’t really know what to expect but I definitely didn’t expect it to be as great as it was! I had the best time and met some of the most amazing people, students and staff, who made it one of the most enjoyable and character building experiences I’ve had.
Daniel UK/USA
My son radiates with pleasure when he thinks back about his fantastic experience last summer at ISSFT. The scenery was beautiful, the people amazingly caring and enthusiastic about their field of interest, the activities academically interesting, physically challenging, culturally enriching and, above all, always delightful and fun.
Saskia Belgium
I just wanted to thank you so much for taking such good care of our son. He had such a wonderful time – he was really sad to leave. He made some great friends and said everyone was really lovely and friendly and he wished he could have stayed there even longer!
CV Spain
ISSFT gave my daughter an excellent chance to explore new interests with supportive teachers and counsellors on an absolutely beautiful campus. She made lots of new friends and came home with wonderful memories. ISSFT was truly the highlight of her year!
Mi Jeung Hwang South Korea
One ISSFT student carrying another ISSFT student on their back celebrating
The International Summer School For unique experiences

Start your journey with us  Invest in your child’s future this summer 

2021 Summer School

session 1
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session 2
25 July - 14 August 2021

2022 Summer School

session 1
2 July - 22 July 2022
session 2
24 July - 13 August 2022

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