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  • What I Am Thankful for at YCIS

    What I Am Thankful for at YCIS

    David, Year 9, Gubei Campus

    I have been at YCIS for eight years, and throughout the years I have had many great learning experiences and a lot of things to be thankful for.

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  • What I Love about Studying at an International School

    What I Love about Studying at an International School

    Lorenzo, Year 11, Century Park Campus

    Because international schools have students from all over the world, it gives us, as students, the opportunity to be introduced to many different cultures and traditions. At YCIS, we celebrate various festivals, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Diwali, and Chinese New Year, and these celebrations are the doorways to the numerous cultures represented at our school.

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  • My AIE Conference Experience

    My AIE Conference Experience

    Alessandro, Year 12, Century Park Campus

    The recent Alliance for International Education (AIE) conference at YCIS was great! After some preparation ourselves, we met with all of the other students in attendance and we had a brainstorming session with Mr Dang from YCIS Hong Kong. We then went to the gym where we had our Youth Forum, discussing pre-written questions, as well as some that came from the conference’s audience (which was composed of teachers and principals). It was an amazing experience!

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  • What It’s Like Playing in a School Rock Band

    What It’s Like Playing in a School Rock Band

    Alex, Year 11, Gubei Campus

    Being a rock star is probably the most common “teenage dream” amongst our generation, and the annual “YCIS Battle of the Bands” provides us with the unique opportunity to live that dream.

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  • The Advantages of Learning Chinese at YCIS

    The Advantages of Learning Chinese at YCIS

    Kenneth, Year 11, Century Park Campus

    The Chinese programme at YCIS sets it apart from the other international schools in Shanghai. Learning Chinese at YCIS helps my classmates and me gain a better understanding and perspective about the Eastern world, and it helps develop our cross-cultural thinking and open-mindedness.

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