Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

ISCA: Scotland

27 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

Celebrate the New Year with old friends!

It is with great pleasure that we can introduce you to our new program ‘ISCA: Scotland’. ISCA 2017 was our 35th Summer Program. To celebrate this, we are delighted to offer our 2017 students a new, exciting and unique opportunity to experience Scotland at New Year, the best time to immerse yourself in true Scottish culture. ISCA is all about making global relationships. This program is a chance for the students to reconnect with old friends, reaffirming the importance of being global citizens.

Explore Scottish History & Culture

Several events in Scottish history have had huge influence on the history and culture our students learnt about in England. Scotland is therefore a natural progression to allow the students to gain an even greater understanding of British history and culture.

On visiting Scotland for the first time in 1842, Queen Victoria wrote in her diary, “The view of Edinburgh from the road is quite enchanting: it is, as Albert said, fairy-like and what you would only imagine as a thing to dream of, or see in a picture”.

Our students will experience this enchantment, visiting:

  • Edinburgh – Holyroodhouse, the Old Town, Castle, the New Town
  • Loch Lomond
  • The Scottish Borders
  • Musselburgh & Portobello Beaches
  • St Andrews – Castle, Cathedral, West Sands Beach, Golf Courses
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Stirling – Castle, Battle of Bannockburn, The National Wallace Monument

Celebrate Hogmanay

We will take part in the world-famous Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh on 30 December. On 31 December students and teachers will dress up for a formal Hogmanay Gala Dinner, (don’t worry you don’t have to eat Haggis!), before taking part in a traditional Scottish Ceilidh dance – provided by a fantastic live Scottish band. As we approach midnight we will look to the sky for what is sure to be a magnificent firework display as we welcome in 2019!

Stay at Scotland’s Oldest Boarding School

Loretto School is the oldest boarding school in Scotland, founded in 1827. Today it is one of the leading co-educational boarding and day schools for boys and girls aged 3-18. We are delighted 
to be able to offer
 our students the 
opportunity to 
stay at this prestigious Scottish boarding
 school, on the edge of the beautiful East Lothian coastline and only 8 miles from Edinburgh!

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