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

Welcome to ISCA

Every year, the Independent Schools Cultural Alliance, ISCA, welcomes select school groups from all over the globe to the United Kingdom for one of our three programmes. These programmes are designed specifically for 12 to 15-year-old students.

During their time with us, each student will learn about British history and culture by visiting the very best sites in southern England. We have chosen these sites with our students in mind: they are immersive experiences which capitalise on a 12 to 15-year-old’s natural sense of curiosity and wonder. The ISCA experience also empowers young people to learn more about the world, others and themselves in a diverse and friendly community.

With 42 years’ experience in providing unique and exhilarating programmes, ISCA has built up an enviable reputation for excellence, of which we are very proud. The whole ISCA team would be delighted to welcome your school or your child onto one of our global programmes. We invite you to explore our website to find out what makes ISCA such a unique experience for our students.

The ISCA Programmes

ISCA Global

ISCA Global, our flagship summer travel programme for International School Groups, designed specifically for 12 to 15-year-old students

ISCA Scotland

Our Hogmanay trip to Scotland for students who have already joined us for an ISCA programme

Customised Programmes

Programmes tailored specifically to individual groups

The ISCA Mission:

  • Understand British History & Culture: During the programme, students will take a journey through British history, developing an understanding of key historic events by exploring over 30 of the most significant landmark sites in the country.
  • Meet new friends and embrace new cultures: ISCA welcomes English-speaking schools from all over the world, creating a truly immersive global experience and allowing students to share their own cultures and form new global friendships.
  • Independence: A central ethos of our programme is student-led learning. This gives students agency over their learning and allows them to focus on their own specific interests. In addition, we have designed activities on Google Classroom for students to complete at every sight we visit, encouraging them to reflect on certain topics as they explore.
  • 1 teacher: 5 students: Teachers are always present, giving the students the security of knowing they are in a safe environment.