The International School Twente (IST) is the only international school in the Twente region, located in Enschede. It is a so-called Dutch International School (DIS) which means that the school is fully recognized by the Dutch Ministry of Education and also subsidized by the Dutch government, which enables the IST, like all DI Schools, to provide good quality international education at a reasonable fee. The IST offers education to students from 4 to 18/19 years old. The primary and secondary buildings are located a mere five-minute drive away from each other on the South side of the city. The primary department offers the IPC curriculum while the secondary department offers the International Cambridge programs.