• Intro
  • Our Values
  • Accreditation
  • Inspections

International Summer School for Teens (ISSFT) is an all-encompassing education programme, offering full immersion in the English language, as well as academic, sporting and creative excellence

Our Exclusive International Summer School Enrichment Program, provides a unique summer experience, combining learning, fun, and adventure, during June, July, and August.

Every year we welcome young people from over 70 different countries around the world to experience the beauty, history and culture of Scotland, within a safe, supportive and friendly environment.

We are proud to provide first-class teaching, world-class facilities and a varied activity programme in a stunning location. Through our unique curriculum, we encourage intellectual curiosity and help our students develop a healthy sense of independence and self-esteem.

Stunning scenery

We run our summer school out of the University of Stirling campus, only 40 minutes from Edinburgh and regularly described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The enchanting woodland campus boasts its own Loch, an 18th Century castle, a golf course and driving range, 3G Sports Pitches, track and field, Basketball courts, and an Olympic sized swimming pool.

State-of-the-art campus

Stirling is one of the UK’s best-equipped campuses and host to national sports teams and Olympic champions. Our students have daily access to world-class sports facilities and coaching, which greatly enhance our highly regarded summer school programme.

Superior Teaching

Our unique curriculum introduces students to a variety of new subjects, all of which are taught in English and all benefiting from small class sizes. Our teachers are industry professionals and lecturers from the UK and USA with a passion for working with teenagers, a wealth of knowledge in their fields and an international perspective.

At ISSFT, we are more than just a beautiful location

We are a community of like minded people who believe in the power of education. Passionate about different cultures, we believe in engaging and inspiring the next generation through a range of activities, enabling them to grow and flourish.

At ISSFT, we ensure a high-quality summer school experience and want the best for our students and their future development, at all times.

  • To inspire and to be inspired
  • To have fun in all that we do
  • To genuinely care
  • To create opportunity
  • To achieve quality through continuous development
  • To prepare our students for the future

At International Summer School for Teens, we want the best for our students and are committed to providing an unforgettable opportunity for learning and personal growth.

Our varied accreditations inspire our students to fully enjoy their time with us. We celebrate different cultures and our goal is to spark our students’ imaginations and prepare them for a bright future.



BAC Accredited

International Summer School for Teens has been granted accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC is committed to the highest standards of education offered by independent colleges and to providing prospective students with an invaluable guide to quality.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The International Summer School for Teens is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for residential stays.

CAS Hours

We can award CAS Hours to International Baccalaureate Students. CAS refers to Creativity, Action and Service. It’s a mandatory component of the International Baccalaureate diploma.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma is an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education. The IB curriculum is widely recognised as the curriculum of choice, for leading international schools around the world. At the International Summer School for Teens, we are delighted to work closely with a number of IB schools, to help students achieve their CAS requirements.


For international students, choosing a BAC-accredited college for your studies will ensure that the institution is considered to be authorised by UK immigration officials for providing visa support documentation.  International Summer School for Teens is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC). Visit our Visa page for more information.

ISSFT’s most recent inspection by the British Accreditation Council was on the 20th July 2016. Here’s what they had to say:

“The School also aspires to offer a high quality experience and therefore chose Stirling University because of its beautiful campus, its excellent facilities, especially with regard to sport, and the quality of its support services. The School’s aim is to provide an educational experience that will help prepare students for the International Baccalaureate or GCSEs However, it also caters for students who wish to improve their sporting performance in golf and tennis. As these courses take place in children’s summer holidays, a strong emphasis is placed on having fun, raising students’ confidence and inspiring them for the future.  The School has developed an extensive range of policies, especially in respect of health & safety and safeguarding, but also on academic matters such as learning and assessment.”

"Meticulous attention to all aspects of health and safety and child safeguarding;
Excellent social programme;
Caring relationships with students;
Excellent location on a beautiful campus with world-class facilities."