International Schools Partnership

We are International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global community of 82 international schools across 23 countries. We champion a transformative approach to learning that goes beyond the classroom. By igniting our students’ curiosity and growing their self-confidence, we empower them to become the next generation of changemakers.

Discover the ISP difference: a unique approach to learning

Opportunities to find passions and build life skills

Being part of the ISP global community opens a world of possibilities for our students. They get the chance to connect with fellow young minds across the globe, engaging in transformative learning experiences that extend well beyond the classroom boundaries.

Through our co-curricular activities and participation in ISP International Learning Opportunities for Students – ILOS programme – ranging from cultural exchanges and filmmaking to debating in the ISP Model United Nations  – our students pursue their passions, develop their life competencies, and are prepared to be confident, well-rounded global citizens.

ISP’s comprehensive career and university support structures guide our students to make informed decisions about their future pathways. With the exclusive range of scholarships and partnerships our students and families are supported with opportunities to explore potential career and academic portfolios, making them more accessible.

“Self-confidence is transformational. Creating learning experiences that build confidence first and foremost is the most powerful thing we can do for students. The more confidence you have, the more you engage your curiosity to explore the world around you and take action to learn and grow.”

Emily Porter – Chief Education and Innovation Officer at ISP

Benefits of being part of ISP

  • for our students, they live transformative learning experiences inside and outside the classroom designed to develop the academics, knowledge and life-competences they need to thrive now and throughout their lifetime.


  • for our school, we leverage the power of a global network, accessing shared ideas, expertise and experiences.​ All ISP schools benefit from a continuous evidence-based improvement process known as the LIP – Learning Improvement Process, which measures the quality of learning.


  • for our teachers and leaders, they gain access to extensive accredited training to master the Learning.First™ methodology and develop their self-efficacy to contribute to the school, students and their own personal growth

Every day at Tenby International School Setia EcoHill, we embark on a journey of transformation and discovery, guided by the ISP Learning.First.TM approach.

Learning.First is our unique approach to education. It means that we always put learners and their learning first. We honour our students as collaborators in the learning process. We’re creating environments where  ‘amazing learning’ happens – learning that goes beyond our students and families expectations –  amazing and surprising us with the transformational impact.

  • Transformative learning: Our student-centred design empowers each learner to exercise voice, choice and ownership in their learning process, building their confidence to lead their own learning and the learning of others.

Self-confidence:  Confidence is the key that unlocks personal success. It drives critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. Decades of research support the notion that believing in your ability to do something enhances your ability to do it.

At ISP, we believe that education is the most important thing that we can give to future generations. Together, we are on a journey to deliver a transformative education to our students and families, giving them the knowledge, life competences and self-confidence to thrive in their own terms and contribute to a better world.

Steve Brown – Chief Executive Officer at ISP

International Opportunities

ISP Buddy Exchange Programme

We launched the ISP Buddy Exchange Programme (BEP) in autumn 2018 with the first student exchanges taking place from February 2019. The programme has been a huge success and returns this year, with new student exchanges taking place from January and June.

Some of the words used by our students to describe their experience of the programme include: Life-changing, Educational, Unique, Unforgettable, Enjoyable and Amazing!

The BEP enables reciprocal learning exchanges between ISP schools for a period of one month for students from 14 – 17 years of age. It gives our students the unique opportunity to connect with other people, other cultures and other countries and provide another truly collaborative learning experience.

The programme offers our students amazing and diverse learning opportunities within a safe and secure environment. Buddy exchange students gain real-world learning skills and greater independence. They plan and prepare for a trip across the world, live in a new home with a new, supportive family, have the chance to thrive in a new learning environment with projects and assignments aimed at the student’s level of learning and understanding and they receive daily support and guidance from colleagues and other students in their new school. Students enjoy a memorable international and cultural learning experience to develop their language skills, communicate ideas in a different way, share good practice and create long-term friendships across the world.

If you are a parent or student at an ISP school who would like to find out more or apply to be part of the ISP Buddy Exchange Programme, please contact your school’s Admissions Office.

ISP Model United Nations

The ISP Model United Nations (ISP MUN) is a truly international and multicultural event where our students come together from around the world to experience an educational simulation of a real UN conference.  This activity invites the school community to join a real-life committee representing a country’s delegation. The task is to debate with other countries to solve an international issue in a diplomatic manner following the ideals from the Charter of the United Nations. Student delegates learn about diplomacy, international relations, research techniques, public speaking, debating, compromise, and writing skills in addition to improving their critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities.

Delegates are placed in committees and assigned countries, and occasionally are asked to represent specific organisations or political figures. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics for their committee to discuss. Delegates carry out research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with fellow delegates in pre-assigned committees, staying true to the actual position of the member country they represent. At the end of a MUN the best performing delegates from each committee, as well as delegations, are usually recognised with trophies and/or awards.

ISP MUN conferences typically last for just over a week and are hosted by a different ISP school each year; making it a valuable international and cultural experience for our students to take with them into their future. Beyond the debates it is a unique learning opportunity for our students to discover more about the diversity of the host country, meet people from different countries and cultures make connections from around the world and foster long term friendships. .

The first ISP MUN entitled ‘Together we can make a difference’ was hosted at Laude The Lady Elizabeth School in Spain. The delegates discussed and debated topics including the Denuclearization of DPRK and Solving the economic and political crisis in Venezuela.

The second annual ISP MUN entitled ‘Solving Issues – Building the Future’ took place at St. Jude School in Costa Rica in April 2019. Around 90 students aged 15-18 years old from 11 ISP schools in Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico and Spain took part in a memorable international opportunity.

During the debates at this year’s ISP MUN, delegates were passionate about making the world a better place and came together to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. They discussed and debated topics including the misuse of personal information and the limits of privacy, ensuring the protection of children seeking asylum and transitioning to sustainable energy: meeting growing energy demands.

Student delegates also learnt about the traditions and culture of Costa Rica and had the opportunity to discover the amazing wildlife and breath-taking natural beauty of the country by visiting the Poás Volcano, la Paz Waterfall Gardens and the city of Sarchí.

Our next ISP MUN will be for students aged 13-18 years old and will be hosted by Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2020. If you are a parent or student at an ISP school who would like to find out more or apply to be part of the next ISP MUN, please contact your school’s Admissions Office from October 2019.

ISP International Summer Camp

Our first ISP International Summer Camp launched in summer 2019 for our students aged 12–14 years at Kehoe-France near New Orleans in the USA. The camp will be returning in the summer of 2020.

The camp provides the opportunity for our students to:

  • meet other ISP students from all over the world
  • enjoy a breadth of diverse and exciting experiences in a safe and supportive environment
  • experience a taste of the unique and influential culture in New Orleans
  • learn more about American history and the significance the world’s many cultures have had on influencing American culture, and how the US culture influences our world today.

Kehoe-France School joined ISP in October 2017 and has two campuses offering an education to children and students from nursery through to Grade 7. The school first established a summer camp in 1949 and has continued to operate these camps for nearly 70 years, promoting outstanding leadership and an enrichment of experiences so campers understand themselves, others, and the world they live in.

Along with our other international programmes, the ISP International Summer Camp is an experience that offers students amazing and diverse learning opportunities, whilst having fun and making new friends. It offers a variety of learning-focused, team building and outdoor activities.

Some examples of the exciting opportunities available at the summer camp will include: exploring the vibrant music scene of New Orleans; cooking and sampling the famous local cuisine; taking part in academic challenges; leadership development activities and sports competitions; experiencing the great American outdoors; and building long-term friendships with students in the USA and from around the world.

If you are a parent or student at an ISP school and would like to find out more about the ISP International Summer Camp for summer 2020, please contact your school Admissions Office from November 2019.

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