Student Blog

  • I Learned More than Academics at YCIS

    I Learned More than Academics at YCIS

    Bouke, Class of 2016, Century Park campus

    My name is Bouke and I’ve been at YCIS for eight years. It feels great to be graduating from high school, and I’m looking forward to going to university in the UK where I will be studying biological sciences. YCIS is a special place for me as I’ve been here for so long and I love the people here.

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  • From Community to CAS – A Positive Experience at YCIS

    From Community to CAS – A Positive Experience at YCIS

    Ellen Xu, Class of 2016, Gubei Campus

    My name is Ellen and I moved to Shanghai at the age of three from Canada. I attended YCIS since I was in Year 4 and I found the school community to be very positive. Everyone is rooting for one another and as students we brought out the best in one another by always providing encouragement and by being genuinely happy about other’s achievements. 

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  • YCIS Helped me to Prepare for University

    YCIS Helped me to Prepare for University

    Federico De Vecchi, Class of 2016, Gubei Campus 

    My name is Federico, I’m Italian, and I attended YCIS for two years. Although I had an interest in biochemistry before I came to YCIS, my interest was keenly developed during my time at the school. More precisely, Ms Van Heerden, my chemistry teacher, inspired and encouraged me and expanded my knowledge such that I knew that the subject was what I wanted to study in university.

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  • Developing Creativity and Confidence at YCIS

    Developing Creativity and Confidence at YCIS

    Melody Chen, Class of 2016, Gubei Campus

    My name is Melody, I’m from Taiwan, and I attended YCIS for eleven years. YCIS is a school that values creativity, and teachers encourage students to think outside of the box and to take courses in subjects such as music, art, and drama. I believe that through experiencing this type of encouragement at YCIS I have become a more creative person, and it also made me realise that I wanted to study arts in university.

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  • Charity Work Helped Me Pursue a College Major in Business

    Charity Work Helped Me Pursue a College Major in Business

    Jenna Jung, Class of 2016, Gubei Campus

    My name is Jenna, I’m from South Korea, and I attended YCIS for four years. Over my years at the school I was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities.

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