Student Blog

  • YCIS World Scholars Cup and Model UN

    YCIS World Scholars Cup and Model UN

    Emily, Year 10, Century Park Campus

    In April, YCIS Shanghai’s World Scholars Cup team embarked on their journey to the Shanghai Regional Rounds. After months of studying, all of the teams were absolutely psyched to be finally putting their efforts to the test. After a spectacular opening ceremony, the senior division started the collaborative writing task followed by the Scholar’s challenge, a one hour SAT-style exam, while the junior division was underway with the debate competition.

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  • YCIS Maths Fair Helped Me Define My Future Goals

    YCIS Maths Fair Helped Me Define My Future Goals

    Hyewon, Year 10, Gubei Campus

    In April, I had the most important maths project I have ever experienced in Year 10. Previously, my teachers had always taught me maths, but in this project, my partner and I had to find out everything from the start, such as the pattern and the formula, and then explain what we found out to our teachers and the other students. I was excited to be a mathematician and have a chance to know more about maths!

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  • Science and Mathematics Week

    Science and Mathematics Week

    Hannah, Year 9, Century Park Campus

    A few weeks ago, Science and Mathematics Week was held on campus. We had activities such as daily fun facts, quizzes, and a periodic table bake sale, but the main event was the “YCIS Rush”. This is an activity where students from Years 7 through 10 participated in a game very similar to the Amazing Race – China Rush. Our Science and Maths teachers adapted this concept to be held on the school field, and the event was held as a House competition.

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  • Giving Back through “CAS”

    Giving Back through “CAS”

    Yi Ting & Ayaka, Year 13 Students, Gubei Campus

    During our time in the IB-Diploma programme at YCIS, our proudest achievement has been our major “CAS Project”. The CAS programme (Creativity, Action and Service) creates an amazing opportunity for students to truly think about what we can do to make the world a better place. For our project, we worked with a non-profit organisation called “The Library Project”, which donates libraries to rural elementary schools, orphanages, and community centres across China and Vietnam. After contacting the organisation, we decided to raise funds and build a library in an elementary school in Fujian, China.

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  • What I took with me from YCIS

    What I took with me from YCIS

    Natasha Weaser, Alumna, Class of 2011, Gubei Campus

    Can you tell us about your college experience in a nutshell? What degree will you be graduating with this spring from Stanford?
    My major is International Relations with specialisations in East Asia and International Security. Currently, I am writing an honours thesis on China-Saudi Arabia relations. For the past two summers, I worked in both the consulting and finance sectors, and will be joining a technology company in San Francisco after graduation. 

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