Student Blog

  • A Star Leading to Victory

    The Yew Chung International School of Beijing volleyball teams began the season to an amazing streak of wins against some of Beijing’s well known international schools. These results reflect how determination and team spirit can help achieve great results.

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  • Bidding farewell to Chloe

    After spending an activity filled three and a half years at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Chloe Sandifer-Stech dedicated the last academic semester engrossing herself in the Beijing life with the friends she made as they were all preparing to disperse across the world for their undergraduate studies. Below is a conversation we had about her high school experience, highlights and some of the lessons she learned before she headed to study at Furman University where she will pursue a degree in Earth and Environmental Science.

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  • From Setback to Triumph: Deborah Qu, YCIS Beijing Valedictorian

    In June, at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) all thoughts are turning towards graduation and beyond. So it’s only fitting that we profile our valedictorian and previous student blog contributor Deborah Qu. Deborah sat down with us to discuss her incredible achievement, her time at our school and share a bit of sound advice for young scholars.

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  • Coco Hong is in Good Company

    In this month’s edition of Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s (YCIS Beijing) student blog, we have the pleasure of featuring Year 8 scholar, Coco Hong. Coco is an EAL (English as an Additional Language) learner who has recently received the honour of having her work published in InkBeat, a youth journal that is dedicated to supporting and promoting the writing and art of students in the Beijing area. Coco’s achievement puts her in good company, as she joins the ranks of YCIS Beijing’s other published student creatives, such as Amy Yin and Sydney Lee (both of whom had their work published in InkBeat last year).

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  • Going Global with Kersi Pastakia

    Kershasp (Kersi) Pastakia has received three acceptances and has a big decision to make. 

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  • Sydney and Hyunju: Leading Lights

    Star student Hyunju Ju recently joined Sydney Lee as Co-Executive of Student Leadership at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. We meet the two executives and hear about some exciting events coming up.

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  • What’s Student Leadership All about?

    Student Leadership plays an active role at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, but what is it? We speak to the co-executives, Sydney Lee (Year 12) and Kersi Pastakia (Year 13), about the role of Student Leadership, their greatest achievements and the upcoming Christmas Bazaar.

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  • How to Master University Applications

    It’s university application season for Year 13s at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, and offers are already rolling in from around the world. Y13 student Chloe Sandifer-Stech has recently received an offer from Guilford College, North Carolina, USA, and has also been offered a USD 20,000 a year scholarship for all four years of her degree. Hot on the heels of this outstanding offer, we ask Chloe to share some tips on securing a place at the ideal university.

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  • Samba, Saxophone, Scholarships and Sofia

    This week we speak to Sofia Dementyeva, who was awarded a scholarship this year to join Yew Chung International School of Beijing. Sofia explains what it takes to be a scholar, and offers some advice to future applicants.

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