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

If you would like to speak to a parent in your country who has experienced the programme before, please contact our office and we would be happy to put you in touch.

“Vassiliki was so happy at ISSFT. The three weeks of the camp were full of new experiences that expanded her horizons, boosted her self confidence and offered her the opportunity to meet and become friends with students from all over the world. The academic approach was excellent, the activities fun, the excursions great, the atmosphere fantastic, the school premises and accommodation excellent, the location beautiful, and, the most important, everyone at ISSFT made everything they could so that the students had a wonderful-wonderful time! A well designed and organised programme for teens, run by fantastic people! A big thank you! Efharisto! (thank you in Greek).”

Marietta Andriopoulou Kapella, Greece

“We found ISSFT while searching for a summer school focused on improving English language skills. An added bonus was the school’s elective golf program as our son is an avid golfer. We researched the organization on line and checked its credentials and inspection reports, all of which were very positive. We have been very impressed during our interaction with the school.  All emails were answered promptly and precisely, the parent portal is easy to navigate and informative. We especially appreciated the daily blogs and activity information published on the portal which allowed us to know what our son was doing without being intrusive.  Upon his return home we could see that his writing skills had greatly improved and that a new understanding for how to manage study time was top of mind, and, of course, he was in heaven regarding his rounds on the classic golf courses in the area. He really hopes that we will send him back as he had a great time! As a parent I was also very pleased with the security mindedness of the team, I received prompt notification when staff met up with our son at Edinburgh airport  as well as when he was dropped off at the airport and the flight had departed. Our son said staff were really good at getting so many different ages, nationalities and temperaments  working together. We have recommended this school to our friends and would not hesitate to send our son back in the future.”

Karin Williams, Sweden

“ISSFT gave my daughter an excellent chance to explore new interests with supportive teachers and counselors 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

“The two times I had the possibility to visit the ISSFT have both been the highlight of my summer. In my opinion, having the kids stay together in flats, where they can cook, play games together or just talk, lets them become a real group quickly . Furthermore, I was impressed by how professional the lessons are with every day being planned carefully in advance. The golf course was really beneficial to my game, I was especially impressed by the virtual golf hub. I really enjoyed the wide range of activities to choose from to, most of all the horse riding. After leaving ISSFT, I already made plans on meeting some friends from the camp.”

Mats Grobe, Austria

“Thank you for a seamless, helpful and wonderful experience for my son. He truly had the time of his life, with a mix of fun and education. He’s been talking about it nonstop. We will refer you to everyone who might be interested in an international experience for their child. We parents also took the opportunity to spend time in Scotland for the first time. We love your beautiful country!”

Jessica, USA

“I didn’t know what to expect when my parents told me that they had enrolled me at ISSFT to work on my study skills. I saw that there were lots of activities besides the academics, but I was worried I wouldn’t have fun. The school was great! I got to know a lot of interesting kids from all over the world, try many different things and absolute best, had the opportunity to play world class golf courses including St Andrews Old Course as well as Kingsbarns which were beautiful! It was the first time I had lived away from home without friends and relatives. The staff made me feel welcome and made sure we had lots of fun. I hope my parents send me back next year.”

Lars-Belvin, Sweden

“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! So, thank you – I am sure the whole experience has built up his self-esteem and belief in himself and given him some more study skills to go on with his IGCSEs and do as well as I know he can.”

CV, Spain

“Thank you very much for all the effort you put in the organization of everything, which I know makes the difference between ordinary summer schools and excellent ones!!”

Carlotta, Italy

“It was an unbelievable experience.  I had so much fun.  The experience was something that I will never forget.”

Ona, Nigeria

“It was an awesome experience to which I will look back with joy and I’m going to miss all of the amazing staff and people.”

Marta, Poland

“My son radiates with pleasure when he thinks back about his fantastic experience of last summer at the International Summer School for Teens. The whole setting was more than he had expected and experienced before. 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. He opened up socially by spending close time with people of all nationalities sharing the same eagerness to learn more about many different aspects in life. He came back with a lot of confidence, inspiration, curiosity to acquire different experiences and the best of memories! A big thank you to all of you!”

Saskia, Belgium

“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, I know that I wasn’t the only one who didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. Every staff member was fantastic, always helpful and involving everyone, they definitely felt more like friends than teachers. Overall I had a great time, would recommend the summer school to anyone, and look forward to maybe getting involved again in the future.”

Daniel, UK/USA

“We are so pleased that we found your summer school on the Duke of Edinburgh Award website. Our son really enjoyed the golf, leadership, and adventure activities. Playing Royal Troon was definitely a great way to cap off a stellar week of fun and learning. Thank you to all the staff for being so easy to work with and for providing such a lovely experience!”

Anita, USA/Netherlands

“It was a truly unique experience, much more rewarding than we expected. Our son appreciated being in a small group, with the students sharing their individual culture and living together in this unique Scottish experience. Our son really felt that he was part of a family and made good friends in a peaceful surrounding, which was truly dynamic. The team were all very considerate and our son was so delighted by this experience that he wants to come back next year for a month. Personally, I want to thank you for you kindness and your involvement. You were always ready to answer our questions and made everything convenient for us. Your contact is outstanding and we always feel confident to send our children to your camp. Once again,”un très Grand Merci” for everything you do.”

Thierry, France

“I really enjoyed my time at summer school and I hope that we can, somehow, meet again in the future.”

Sara, UK

“Was great to meet new people.  Staff 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, even aside from the golf were fantastic and the chance to play world famous courses only added to this.”

Blair, UK/Australia