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St Andrews Summer School

Based in the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, the home of golf and the oldest seat of learning in Scotland, the International Summer School of Scotland in St Andrews provides a unique environment for our students’ international summer experience.

Swilken Bridge Swilken Bridge History is ingrained in every stone of St Andrews. This fascinating town is the internationally renowned home of golf and every year thousands of golfers and tourists travel to St Andrews to behold the world famous Old Course and Royal and Ancient Golf Club and to experience and admire some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

St Andrews is also home to Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1412. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens of St Andrews University have seen a procession of famous graduates, including John Knox and John Napier – and, more recently, Prince William.

The town of St Andrews is packed with history, tradition and culture and the golden beaches of this idyllic coastal location provide not only a unique and breathtaking backdrop but also a stimulating, exciting and, above all, safe environment for students to spend their summer.

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Abdullah Al Hussaini, Parent, The Sultan of Oman
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My son has been to ISSOS twice and both times has come back from ISSOS full of life, very happy and his conversations taking on a more mature outlook. The various structured activities and the chance to make friends from different parts of the world was a wonderful opportunity for him. The independence he was afforded in a secure environment was a boost to his self-development. The interest ISSOS staff took in the students as individuals was evident when he relayed his experiences.