Student Blog

  • My Top 3 Tips for Students Moving to China

    Joey, Y11, Century Park Campus. Welcome to China! Here are my suggestions for students making the move to Shanghai! 1. Learn Chinese While China is becoming increasingly more globalised and international, Chinese is

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  • How YCIS Has Helped Me Prepare for What I Want to Do in the Future

    Ruth, Year 11, Century Park Campus. So many kids my age have no idea what they want to do when they get older, and guess what? I’m in the same boat. I have my interests, but at this point, I don’t know if those are the fields in which I want to pursue a professional career.

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  • How Is YCIS Different from Other Schools?

    Shumin, Year 11, Century Park Campus. YCIS Century Park Campus, a relatively small community of students from Year 6 to Year 13, is different from other schools because it fosters a very international culture and experience.

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  • My Five Top Favourite Things About Shanghai

    Alexandra, Year 10, Century Park Campus. Shanghai is a city abounding in energy and amazement, never short of anything interesting to see or do. This city has been my home for the past twelve years, and I completely adore all it has to offer.

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  • The Benefits of Learning Chinese, and How It Can Help You in the Future

    Joey, Year 11, Century Park Campus. Learning a new language can be a challenge; however, it also brings many advantages with it. Physiological studies have actually found that learning to speak more than one language helps the brain with cognitive processes. Essentially, learning a foreign language allows you to develop your intelligence, build multitasking skills, improve your memory and decision-making skills, and more.

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  • Our Advice to Junior Students

    By Maximillian, Hannah, Oliver, and Rheanna, Year 12, YCIS Shanghai’s Century Park Campus. So, your days of living a blissful middle school life are coming to an end, and the time has come to prepare for high school. But how can you prepare? Well, for starters, you can take the advice of a few senior students who are finishing up Year 12. So, listen up as we impart our wealth of high school knowledge to you.

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  • What to Do in Shanghai Over the Summer: A Student Guide

    Joey, Y11, YCIS Shanghai's Century Park Campus Shanghai is a city where anything and everything is possible. From incredible scenery to mouthwatering cuisine, this modern city is full of bustling life and opportunities. The summer is a great time to travel to Shanghai or enjoy your free time if you’re staying here for the summer. While the temperatures do rise quite a bit, the many attractions available in this city make the stay worth it.  

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  • Why Shanghai Is Such a Great City For An Intentional School Student

    Shumin, Year 11, Century Park Campus. Where do I even begin? Shanghai is an amazing city for anyone to be living in. Having lived in Shanghai for so many years, I am certain I can say that.

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  • What Makes the YCIS Century Park Campus So Special?

    Vicky, Y11, YCIS Shanghai’s Century Park Campus Personally, I believe that YCIS is a very special school for many reasons. From the supportive, caring teachers to the amazing students that I have gotten to grow up with. I have been at YCIS since Year 2, and in the many years I have been here I’ve seen many friends return home and new students arrive. But my friendship with the people I have known since my first day at YCIS could not be stronger.

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