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ISP International Learning Opportunities for Students

At the International Schools Partnership (ISP), learning is at the heart of everything we do, and we aim to provide the best learning opportunities possible! As part of the student’s journey, we genuinely believe that it is essential they can experience learning outside of the classroom and connect with other ISP students worldwide. As a global group of schools, our students have access to a broader international community, providing additional learning and cultural opportunities within a safe and secure environment. 

All of the programmes share several main objectives and aim to provide memorable experiences that enable our students to:

  • Develop their language and communication skills
  • Experience different cultures
  • Cultivate long-term friendships with students from other countries
  • Offer students the chance to come together and interact digitally

We are also dedicated to providing our students with the best learning experiences possible and all of our International Learning Opportunities focus on several of the key learning outcomes listed below:

To gain more knowledge of:

  • Foreign education systems and new subjects
  • Geography, History, Digital Media, STEAM
  • Different lifestyles, cultures and traditions

To develop their:

  • Language and communication skills
  • Soft skills including independence, organisation, responsibility, confidence, teamwork, leadership
  • Critical thinking

To improve their understanding of:

  • Education and learning in a broader context
  • Awareness of their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses
  • Cultural differences, sensitivity and awareness
  • Social responsibility, human rights and sustainability
  • Becoming a global citizen

We are delighted to be able to offer the following International Learning Opportunities for 20/21:

ProgrammeAge Range
ISP Buddy Exchange Programme14 - 17
ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme 12 - 17
ISP Model United Nations13 - 18
ISP International Summer Camp12 - 14
ISP Maths Challenge5 - 18
ISP English Language Challenge5 - 18
ISP Film Festival13 - 18
I am an ISP Scientist8 - 14
ISP Futures5 - 18
ISP Chess Tournament5 - 18
Street Child United Charity Partnership5 - 18
ISP Buddy Exchange Programme

One-month reciprocal exchanges across the world between paired students to experience the life of another student; culturally, educationally and socially.

  • 14 to 17 years / Grade 8 to Grade 11
  • Up to 4 students per school
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • No participation fee. Travel costs (flights, insurances, visa, etc.)
  • Application Process: February / March 2021
  • Exchanges: October to December 2021
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ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme
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Students participate in an 8-week programme of weekly video calls of 45 minutes with a student from another ISP school.

  • 12 to 17 years / Grade 8 to Grade 11
  • Up to 4 students per school per intake
  • 2 Intakes: October  – December & March – May
  • Final Learning Reflection Task
  • No participation fee
  • Intake 1: October to December 2020
  • Intake 2:  March to May 2021
ISP Model United Nations

ISP students from around the world come virtually together to experience an educational simulation of a real UN conference. Students are tasked to debate and solve an international issue in a diplomatic manner following the ideals from the Charter of the United Nations.

  • Virtual MUN
  • 13 to 18 years / Grade 8 to Grade 12
  • 3 days of debates
  • Launch: March 2021
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ISP International Summer Camp
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An opportunity for students to experience a US-style Summer Camp with a variety of learning-focused, team building and outdoor activities, whilst having fun and making new friends in a fully immersive English environment.

  • 12 to 14 years / Grade 7 to Grade 9
  • 40 campers
  • Kehoe-France Southshore School & Baton Rouge International School
  • Summer Camp fee + Travel Costs (flights, insurances, visa, etc.)
  • Launch: February 2021
  • Summer Camp: July 2021
ISP Maths Challenge

Students complete maths activities on a games-based platform, competing on points (not like for like activities). Students can participate at school or at home. Individuals and schools that earn the most points will win educational prizes.

  • 5 to 18 years / KG to Grade 12
  • Between 5 and 1000 students per school
  • Online competition. 2 warm-up weeks + 1-week competition
  • No participation fee
  • Launch: October 2020
  • Competition: 30th of November to 4th of December
ISP English Language Challenge

Students complete English language questions and activities on a games-based platform, competing on points (not like for like activities). Students can participate at school or at home. Individuals and schools that earn the most points will win educational prizes.

  • 5 to 18 years / KG to Grade 12
  • Between 5 and 1000 students per school
  • Online competition. 2 warm-up weeks + 1-week competition
  • No participation fee
  • Launch: May 2021
  • Competition: June 2021
ISP Film Festival

Students complete a 4-month filmmaking programme from planning to production and submit the film to a voting poll. The best films will be awarded.

  • 13 to 17 years / Grade 8 to Grade 11
  • Groups of 8 students per school
  • Webinars and sessions with film industry professionals across 4 modules
  • Online Screening and Award Ceremony
  • No participation fee
  • Launch: December 2020 / January 2021
  • 4-month programme and webinars: February to May 2021
  • Film screening &  Award ceremony: June 2021
I am an ISP Scientist

Students contribute to a real-world STEM project through citizen science and have opportunities to engage with STEM professionals through ‘Ask a Scientist’ Q&A sessions.

  • 8 to 14 years / Grade 3 to Grade 8
  • Between 4 and 30 students per school
  • Mix of teacher-led in-school workshops and online Q&A sessions
  • No participation fee
  • Launch: January 2021
  • Workshops: February to May 2021
  • Ask a Scientist Q&A sessions: February / May / June 2021
ISP Futures

An ISP-wide campaign around the theme of ‘What do we want our organisation to be like in 10, 20 and 50 years’ time’. Creating a more sustainable organisation and leaving a better ISP for future students.

  • 5 to 18 years / KG to Grade 12
  • Between 5 and 1000 students per school
  • ISP Forest: Tree-planting projects worldwide and in-school activities
  • ISP Change Makers: 3 Year-round activities – environmental calls to action
  • No participation fee
  • ISP Forest Launch: November 2020
  • ISP Change Makers Launch: April / May / June 2021
ISP Chess Tournament

Students to compete in teams against other ISP schools in an Online Chess Tournament.

  • 5 to 18 years / KG to Grade 12
  • School teams up to 20 players per category
  • Two categories (under 12 & under 18)
  • Online regional tournaments + Semi-finals + Final
  • No participation fee
  • Launch: February 2021
Street Child United Charity Partnership

Partnership to support the work of SCU in improving the lives of street connected young people around the world. Young Leader visits to ISP schools, fundraising, awareness- raising and other activities.

  • 5 to 18 years / KG to Grade 12
  • Between 5 and 1000 students per school
  • School visits, in-school raise awareness month and ISP funded project delivered by SCU
  • No participation fee
  • SCU Young Leaders Visit in ME schools: May / June 2021
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