The high school at ISS believes strongly in interacting with local, national, and international communities. Locally, this includes field trips to the amazing geography around the school, including fjords, lakes, and hiking areas, all within walking distance. Nationally, the school attends student conferences, events like the annual Unge forskere (Young Researchers) competition. And internationally, students are involved in MUN travel to European cities, Math competitions, ISTA creative learning and international experiences through the arts, and School for Life which includes our charity efforts in Thailand, In October, the High School annually holds Horizons’, where students take part in educational experiences outside the classroom.

In the Middle School, there is a Spanish language exchange programme to Barcelona.  Every school year, the Spanish Department has the pleasure of sending a group of Middle School students to a school in Sant Cugat del Vallès, on the outskirts of Barcelona. The trip to Barcelona is the first part of an exchange programme. The goal of this programme is to combine pleasure with educational value in an authentic residential experience.

The school is situated near many other great locations that are suitable for shorter field trips, for example the oil museum downtown Stavanger and the Bronze Age rock carving at Fluberget.