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ISSOS (at Yale university)
Age: 13-18 years old.
Dates: July 14 – August 4, 2024.
ISSOS School is a great and safe place where young people learn and grow in an inspiring environment. The summer school offers a balanced program of training and recreational activities that takes into account a variety of interests.
Children will spend their holidays in an international environment, make friends from all over the world, and gain knowledge and skills that will be useful in further studies. Here children from 60 countries of the world study.
Courses take place on Yale University's campus. For children, this is an opportunity to visit the famous university, to be imbued with its creative spirit and to see with its own eyes many historical sights.
Yale University is one of the most famous and prestigious educational institutions in the world. The university is part of the "big three" of the Ivy League universities: Yale, Harvard and Princeton. Among its graduates, the university has many talented people - from musicians to heads of state (five US presidents graduated from Yale University).
- 40% of students come to school from year to year - this is the best indicator of the quality of education.
- A quota of 10% for each nationality. Language practice is maximum.
- Classes are taught by professional teachers with qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language. Teachers are full of energy and enthusiasm and inspire young people to improve.
- The ratio of teachers and students: 1: 5. Small classes allow you to pay maximum attention to each student and make learning almost individual.
Summer courses in the United States are held at one of the oldest American universities - Yale. The university was founded in 1701 and is part of the prestigious Ivy League, consisting of eight of the most respected universities in the north-eastern United States. The University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale occupies a huge area (265 acres), which hosts hundreds of buildings, some of which are historical monuments, which are the sights of the city and state. Pupils live and study at one of the university's colleges - Trumbull College.
Academic classes run from 9:00 to 12:00 from Monday to Saturday.
Learning English at ISSOS is not learning words and phrases. This is a study of new ideas, cultures and the development of communication skills. Learning is completely immersed in an English-speaking environment.
The course program includes lessons aimed at developing the basic language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Pupils will be able to improve their understanding of spoken language, learn to use English grammar and vocabulary.
Students with a high level of spoken English can attend an advanced course that focuses on improving written English. The program includes: writing an essay using arguments and learning different writing styles.
Pupils will plunge into the exciting world of scientific debate. The training takes place using professional coaching methods and interactive seminars. This gives participants confidence and self-expression.
Classes are taught by professional trainers in the art of public speaking. The course program covers all aspects of the discussion: from debate theory to preparing arguments and speaking skills to an audience.
During the course, students:
- Gain confidence in order to communicate effectively
- Learn discussion techniques from leading trainers
- Will take an active part in debates, discussing current issues.
- Gain valuable skills, including critical thinking and reasoned reasoning.
Business and Entrepreneurship
The course immerses you in the world of business. The program aims to prepare students for the future and gives them the skills, confidence and motivation to succeed in life outside the school. Within three weeks, interactive seminars and workshops will be held, in which students will learn what makes the most successful businesses in the world work.
In small groups, students will come up with ideas for their business or product, and then present these ideas to the class. The program includes training in market research and product promotion. Pupils explore the internal workings of a successful company: how the business works and how to build a successful team, and also learn what leadership qualities an effective leader needs.
The curriculum includes:
- Public speaking and presentation skills
- Team building
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Product and business marketing
The Pre IB-summer preparatory course is intended for students planning to study in the near future under the IB Diploma program. The course focuses on the basic skills necessary for successful learning. Pupils develop critical thinking, writing, and Internet research skills.
The course program includes:
- Time management
- Writing an essay for the IB program
- Create presentations
- Research projects
A program for students who want to learn how to write strong texts. Students will be able to use the power of artistic language, create their own stories, poems and scripts for theatre and cinema.
Introductory and specialized seminars cover all stages of creating a text: generating ideas, writing a draft, editing.
The course program includes:
- Creative projects: essays, stories and poems
- Studying the work of famous English writers
- Development of own style
- Using the world as a source of ideas and inspiration
- Creating a school magazine - the opportunity to see your work in print
Accommodation in a residence in single and double rooms.
During the three weeks of the summer school, students will participate in active outdoor activities:
- Beach kiting
- River swimming
From 13:00 to 14:00 from Monday to Saturday, elective classes are held, which are a great addition to academic studies and make the summer holidays truly rich and interesting.
A course for students of all levels: from beginner to advanced. Classes are taught by professional trainers who can instil in children a love of tennis. The training program includes the development of basic game skills, technical and tactical techniques. Matches between students are constantly held, and at the end of training a large tennis tournament will be held.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of making movies. The course consists of interactive seminars, technical workshops and practical classes. The program includes writing a script, directing, producing, editing, cinematography, choosing a location for shooting. Students will work with a professional Sony HD movie camera and learn how to edit films in Final Cut Pro. During the course, students in small groups will create their own film.
A program of exciting outdoor activities that builds self-confidence and develops leadership skills. The course includes a variety of activities: from sailing and climbing to rafting and team games. Each lesson develops communication skills, teaches you how to make decisions, and helps you learn how to be part of a team. All classes are conducted under the guidance of professional trainers.
Program for children keen on theatre. The course includes master classes and seminars in which students will work under the guidance of a professional director and will take part in a real theatrical production.
A program for those wishing to improve photographic skills. Landscape and portrait photography, wildlife photography, and reportage photography are being studied. Students will take and edit photos and learn how to do work of the highest level. Photos of students will be published in the school newspaper.
In the evenings there is an entertainment program for all students. Children can socialize with each other in an informal setting, have fun, show their talents and try new exciting activities.
The program includes:
- Debate with invited guests
- Scottish dances
- Fashion shows
- Creative evenings
- Sports games: bouncers, frisbee, mini-Olympics, urban orienteering
- And much more
On Wednesdays, afternoons and weekends, fascinating excursions take place in the surroundings: a visit to the Museum of Natural History, a campus tour, a trip to New York for 2 days.
$8,900 for 3 weeks.
Included in cost
- Accommodation and meals
- Educational materials
- Additional classes
- Trips and excursions
- Transfers from and to the airport
- Educational company services
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