East Meets West

Rachel, Year 12, Century Park Campus

“East meets west”— an abstract idea that’s easier said than done. However, with our shrinking global village in the 21st century, people are now taking culture everywhere with them. YCIS is a perfect testament to that.

Personally, I have witnessed how culture can influence our day-to-day lifestyles, and how the mixing of cultures is something magnificent altogether. Having been exposed to the plethora of cultures and ethnicities present in the school, I cannot help but feel like I have indeed expanded my horizons throughout my years at YCIS.

Being a cultured person is different from being amongst a culturally diverse group of friends, and teachers alike. My experience at YCIS – from taking part in our Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) trips within China, to participating in class discussions, learning languages, and even casual hallway chats with the friends – has taught me that. Just through these little things in life have I been able to see the world for what it really is: diverse, and complicated, and something you cannot know until you experience it for yourself. There truly is no better way to see and understand the world than to share it with people from all cultures, and there is no shortage of that at YCIS.

“East meets west” – an abstract idea of fusion that I have come to love, and cherish through my time at YCIS. It’s woven effortlessly into the seams of our school, and the seams of our hearts, too.

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