“Welcome to Gordonstoun International Summer School – where everyone smiles in the same language”


Gordonstoun International Summer School has been operating for over 40 years and each year we welcome boys and girls from over 35 nationalities and between the age 8-16 to enjoy a fabulous Scottish summer of learning, fun and friendship.

Many of the children come back for multiple years and each year we get wonderful feedback. My favourite quote from the 2016 courses was “Not 3 weeks in a lifetime, but a lifetime in 3 weeks”.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gordonstoun.


Course 1:

5th July


29th July 2019

Course 2:

12th July


5th August 2019


Students will receive instruction in English as an Additional Language or, for those boys and girls who are fluent in English, they can choose one of the following: Information Technology or Literature and Creative Writing or Spanish Language.

Arts and Crafts, Technology, Confidence Building, Music Making, Drama, Sailing and Sport will be integrated into the programme and students will be helped further to develop self-reliance through Adventurous Activities and Ocean Cruising. Recreational and optional activities are also offered.

A chance to learn new lifetime skills, have fun & make new friends

News and Updates

Claire is just finalising her trips this year and dates will shortly be confirmed.  It is likely that she will be visiting these countries as follows:

Singapore – 26th – 29th October 2017

Kuala Lumpur – 29th October – 1st November 2017

Switzerland, France and Italy – Mid November 2017

Japan, China and Hong Kong – Mid January 2018

USA – End January 2018

UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – End March 2018

India – April 2018

If you would like me to visit your school or you would like arrange a meeting to talk about the Summer School during any of these trips please contact me at giss@gordonstoun.org.uk

2017 Updates

Summer School places are now available for both 2018 courses, so if you require more information before deciding, just call us – we are more than happy to talk about all aspects of the courses.

We have already booked a new range of fun and exciting activities for all students to enjoy, including Street Dance, Archery, Golf and more!

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Course Overview

Students Video

Read what past students think about the courses…

It is not just Summer School, it is an adventure where you make a lot of new friends and try activities you will never do anywhere else

Yousef, from Egypt

2016 - Course 1

You feel like it’s your second home.  Everyone is friendly and helpful

Ranyah, from Bahrain

2016 - Course 2

It was great: you need to visit this place.  You will speak English much better, make new friends and have a lot of fun

Darina, from Rusia

2016 - Course 1

I have an amazing time. It was a whole new experience and I recommend it to anyone.  I learnt many new things and made many new friends

Bethany, from the UK

2016 - Course 1

GISS completely exceeded my expectations. It was really fun and it made my summer a memorable and fruitful one. It sometimes challenged me and made me step out of my comfort zone. I really got a lot out of it. The friends I made there were so nice and I’ll miss them lots.

Clare, from Hong Kong

2016 - Course 2

It was nothing but 3 weeks of incomparable memories and endless laughter

Raya, from the USA

2016 - Course 2