Student Blog

  • My Experience at YCIS

    Adam, Year 8, Century Park Campus For me, YCIS is a unique international school because of the exceptional Chinese education. When I first came to YCIS, I had little-to-no knowledge of Chinese which made it difficult for me in Shanghai. But after a year or two, I was able to speak everyday conversational Chinese fluently.

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  • Winter Sports at YCIS

    Dania, Year 11, Century Park Campus Last semester, our sports teams at Century Park Campus had amazing results! We came home with seven titles, two from ACAMIS Volleyball and five from SISAC Tennis. Joining sports teams at YCIS is really unique. We have students who are both very talented and very hard-working. Joining sports teams at YCIS gives students the opportunity to interact deeply and to get to know people from different year levels. Coaches at YCIS have the opportunity to work individually with all team members, find their strengths and weaknesses, and help them improve – a very important factor for a winning team.

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  • Exciting Things for Year 13

    By Waylon, Year 13, Century Park Campus Over the past few months, there have been a lot of awesome things in Year 13. First of all, after almost an entire year of hard work, we’ve finally finished our Extended Essays, which are compulsory for the IB Diploma – life just feels great! Now that this work is finished, we are concentrating on our other homework.

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  • Fun for Charity at the Zombie Run

    Spencer, Year 12, Century Park Campus Charity is tightly wound into both our school motto and our history as a school community. Creative fundraising activities including water balloon tosses with teachers, “student helper” auctions, and homework coupon sales have become highlights of my YCIS school years so far. This year, two of our IB classmates, Floyd and Dongho, continued the charity spirit by pioneering a memorable but frighteningly original charity event called the “Zombie Run”.

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  • What I Love About Studying at an International School

    By Florencia, Year 10, Century Park Campus I’ve been taught in international schools most of my life, and the experiences you have as a result of being a student at an international school are one of the reasons I love them so much. You are constantly meeting and getting to know new people from all over the globe, and, at the same time, you are learning about their cultures and how similar or different they are from yours. This has always helped me have a better idea of the world I live in, beyond my own city or country.

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  • Experiencing the Transition from Years 9 to 10

    Contributed by Hoyun, Year 10, Gubei Campus As a Year 10 student this year I entered the IGCSE programme, and I have been excited about a number of developments at school.

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  • I’m Proud of the Music Programme at YCIS

    Oi In, Year 8, Century Park Campus Personally, I love the musical education YCIS offers because it’s such an important thing in the school’s curriculum. It teaches us to embrace different cultures by learning different styles, forms, and types of music, from traditional African music to rock & roll. What’s better, is that it introduces you to different instruments you’ve maybe never played before, and it may even get you interested in learning some new instruments!

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  • Building Strong Bonds on “Founder’s Day”

    Naomi, Year 13, Century Park Campus 82 years. That’s how long this wonderful school of ours has been providing high-quality education to dedicated and motivated students. Established by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Dr. Betty Chan’s mother, in 1932 in Hong Kong, the Yew Chung now has multiple campuses in mainland China, Hong Kong, and even Silicon Valley, US. As a student of YCIS Shanghai for nearly 13 years, this story isn’t new to me, but it definitely does not become any less intriguing.

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  • More than a Victory at Volleyball Tournament in Chengdu

    Jonathan, Year 11, Century Park Campus This year, YCIS Shanghai gave me an incredible opportunity to participate in an ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament held in Chengdu. The YCIS SISAC Division 1 Volleyball team signed up for the ACAMIS Tournament for the first time in the history of YCIS’s Century Park Campus. This was the first overseas sports competition I have ever attended during my time at YCIS, and this memorable trip lasted for four days, consisting of two full days of volleyball games. This trip to Chengdu let me build friendships with students from schools in Hong Kong, Ningbo, and Dongguan. We learned a lot from this tournament, through our new friendships with others from different parts of China, and from the atmosphere and sportsmanship, which were exceptional.

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