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St Andrew University Summer Camp

Address: St. Andrews KY16 9AJ, United Kingdom
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Description St Andrew University Summer Camp

  • Students age: 13 to 18 years
  • Dates: from 2 to 23 July, from 26 July to 16 August

Summer programs of the ISSOS school are an opportunity to improve their academic and language skills in a comfortable international atmosphere, to have fun and happy to spend time, to learn more about the culture of other countries and to get acquainted with peers from around the world. A balanced program of study and rest will help to spend a truly unforgettable vacation!

ISSOS schools operate on the basis of the best educational institutions, in particular - at the prestigious University of St. Andrews. Annually representatives of more than 60 world countries come here, and approximately 40% of students come not for the first time, they take friends or family members with them. There is a quota for each nationality represented - no more than 10% of the total number of students: this helps to intensify the language practice, to make the learning process more efficient and productive.

Experienced, qualified teachers and educators are engaged with children: they are real enthusiasts of their business who are able to build dialogue with everyone (all teachers have certificate for work with foreign students and international groups). Classes are formed small in order to allow the teacher to give each student maximum personal attention, to practice an individual approach (the ratio of teachers to pupils is 1: 5). Lessons are held from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00: after classes, children can attend a variety of electives (more information in the detailed description of the programs), go in for sports and creativity, go on excursions.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Andrew University Summer Camp

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from 6 400 £ / 3 weeks


  • Age of students: 13 to 18 years
  • Dates: from 2 to 23 July, from 26 July to 16 August.

The general English program at the ISSOS school is an interesting, interactive studying with a variety of tasks and fascinating lectures that will not let schoolchildren get bored for a day. Full immersion in a new language environment helps in a few days to overcome the language barrier: children learn not only to communicate, but also to think in English.

Students with a sufficiently high language level can attend an advanced, more complex course. This version of the program allows you to focus on specific language skills and sharpen certain skills: for example, you can devote time to grammar, vocabulary, learning the written etiquette and various styles of written English, correct pronunciation and correction of accent. In general, the course is universal, it comprehensively develops all language skills:

  • Reading
  • Auditing (perception of a foreign speech by ear)
  • Written speech
  • Oral, spoken English
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, correction of accent).

In addition, students can supplement their course with useful electives, among which are the following options:

  • Debate

Studying under the guidance of professional speaker-mentors will help to improve communication and speech skills, to acquire valuable skills in working with the audience and become more self-confident. Students will learn to correctly express their point of view, to defend their position and at the same time hear the arguments of the opponent, to choose the most correct and valuable arguments, properly lead the discussion and behave properly before the public and listeners.

  • The Young Leader's Course

The program for students aged 15 and older gives the opportunity to reveal their personal and leadership qualities, unique abilities and talents, to master success strategies in the international environment and the modern world. Students become more self-confident, more motivated to achieve, the level of stress decreases and the fear of a new, unexplored, learn to solve problems and conflicts. The classes cover different types and ways of communication, ways of expressing themselves in different situations, the principles of building an effective team and solving organizational problems, the ability to set goals and form a sustainable motivation, and to take responsibility for the decisions made.

  • Writing an essay for the IB program

The profile course will be very useful for students already enrolled in the IB program or just planning to enroll on this course. The program will help students to understand the structure and principles of writing an expanded academic essay, to learn various research methods, rules for formatting and editing. Students will learn to conduct personal independent research, to work with the audience and develop oratory skills, to competently manage their time (time management).

  • Creative writing

A course is designed for students who are passionate about the word and the skill of the writer. Students will become better able to understand the power of the artistic word and the principles of constructing various works, learn to select the best ideas, to work with drafts and correctly edit their work. In the process of teaching students create essays, poems, stories, scripts for cinema and theater productions, develop their own style and learn from examples of works by the best English authors. The students of the course create a school journal, where the best works are printed.

ISSOS Summer Camp at St. Andrews University runs from July 2 to August 16 (arrivals for 3 weeks). 

01.07.2020 -22.07.2020 26.07.2020 -16.08.2020
from 6 400 £ / 3 weeks
  • Age of students: 13 to 18 years
  • Dates: from 2 to 23 July, from 26 July to 16 August.

A special preparatory course is designed for senior students planning to study at the IB program in foreign schools and colleges. The program will help to improve academic and language skills in a short time, to develop valuable academic skills:

  • Conducting and presenting research;
  • Scientific works;
  • Competent time distribution (time management);
  • Developing critical and analytical thinking;
  • Writing an extended essay and selecting arguments, etc. 

ISSOS Summer Camp at St. Andrews University runs from July 2 to August 16 (arrivals for 3 weeks). 

01.07.2020 -22.07.2020 26.07.2020 -16.08.2020
from 6 400 £ / 3 weeks


  • Age of students: 13 to 18 years
  • Dates: from 2 to 23 July, from 26 July to 16 August.

Interesting electives, available to students of summer programs, will be an excellent addition to the basic, general course: they are held from Monday to Saturday from 13:00 to 14:00. This is an excellent opportunity to intensify the learning process, to receive interesting and valuable new knowledge and skills. The following options are offered:

  • Tennis

Players of any level can attend studying: both beginners and experienced tennis players - qualified coaches will help to create an optimal program of classes for everyone, to instill love for the game and the right skills. Children will learn basic strokes, methods of defensive and attacking games, tactical and strategic methods. Regularly held friendly games and matches between players of a similar level, and at the end of the course students are waiting for a big tournament!

  • Theater

Program for creatively gifted students: under the guidance of a professional director, students can create their own performance and take part in it. Practically every day there are interesting seminars and master classes, lectures with invited specialists, etc.

  • Golf

The program for players of any level will teach each student basic tricks and strikes, tactical tricks and strategic schemes. Students are engaged in small groups, each led by a professional, experienced coach-instructor - he will make the best program for each player, depending on his initial skill level. On the university campus and in nearby golf clubs, first-class equipment and professional golf courses are provided to ensure that studying is as efficient and fruitful as possible.

  • Cinema

The profile course is designed for those who love cinematography, wants to learn its history and understand the basic principles of making films. For children, there are interesting interactive seminars, master classes on technical issues: installation, production, operator work and choice of location for shooting, script writing and direction, etc. Students work with professional cameras (Sony HD), mount the resulting material in the Final Cut Pro program and by the end of the summer course create their own films, which are proudly showing to other students.

  • Art

The program for creatively gifted students will help to reveal and show unique abilities, talents, opportunities. Various techniques of painting, drawing, oil painting and graphics, photography and illustration are being studied. Students will be able to create an individual creative project in any technique and form you like! There are separate thematic excursions to the galleries and museums of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and at the end of the course the students form an exhibition-exposition and demonstrate their successes to other students.

ISSOS Summer Camp at St. Andrews University runs from July 2 to August 16 (arrivals for 3 weeks). 

Accommodation, housing and food

ISSOS Summer students live in comfortable residences on the university campus: there are rooms with a bathroom, designed for 1-2 people, fully furnished and equipped with home appliances. In general, there are spacious living rooms with TV and board games, a small kitchen and landscaped gardens, lawns and terraces for walking.

Events St Andrew University Summer Camp

In off-class hours, students are offered ample opportunities for sports and outdoor activities:

  • Surfing
  • Yoga
  • Frisbee
  • Beach kiting
  • Badminton
  • River rafting
  • Swimming
  • Hiking and trekking
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Squash

Every evening there are interesting entertaining events - each student can take part in them and show their talents and abilities:

  • Sports games, matches and relay races, Olympic games, urban orientation, frisbee tournament, etc.
  • Debates with invited speakers and specialists
  • National Scottish Dances
  • Disco and party
  • Fashion shows and Talents Show
  • Creative and poetic evenings and etc.

Summer school organizes various exciting excursions (usually they are held on weekends and on Wednesday, after lunch): student groups visit the Skån Palace, Glamis Castle, the Scottish Reindeer Center and other interesting sights.

Equipment St Andrew University Summer Camp

St. Andrews University is deservedly considered to be one of the best, most prestigious and ancient universities of Scotland. It is located in the northeast of the UK, almost on the coast, within the city of St. Andrews: the town is well known thanks to the old royal golf club, which has existed for several decades. The university itself was founded back in 1412 in a picturesque, calm area: St. Andrews University is ranked third among the oldest universities in the English-speaking world.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

ISSOS Summer Camp at St. Andrews University runs from July 2 to August 16 (arrivals for 3 weeks). The course cost already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Additional lessons
  • All the necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • Entertaining and leisure program, sports and creativity, day and evening activities on the campus
  • Excursion program.

It is paid additionally:

  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fees
  • Transfers in both directions
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Registration fee.

Extra fees:

  • Application Fee 500 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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