26 Jul, 2018
10 : 00
Every year Yew Chung International School of Beijing sees its graduates disperse to every corner of the globe, about to embark on new chapters at some of the best universities in the world. This year, students have received offers from universities in Canada, Germany, the UK, the USA, Australia, Japan, Korea and China, with many of them securing places at their first choice university after an outstanding set of IBDP results.
It is always a pleasure when students get in touch to fill us in on their studies, careers and lives. So that we can share some of the stories and achievements of our recent graduates, we have created a new Alumni Page on our website. Read Helen Leung’s account of life working in Syria below, and click here to visit our Alumni Page – where you can find out what Russell Ng, Michelle Chung, Kate Durkin and Chong Siu have accomplished since graduating.
Helen Leung, class of 2011
Helen achieved a perfect 45 out of 45 in her IBDP at YCIS Beijing. This earned her a place to study her BA in Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (for which she was awarded First Class Honours), and an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. She is now based in the Middle East, working for a think tank that informs humanitarian operations in Syria.
"Yew Chung will always hold a special place in my heart because it instilled in me the knowledge, skills, and values to grow into the person that I am today. My secondary school years gave me the opportunity to explore my interests and challenge myself, such as in developing my critical thinking and leadership skills. I also enjoyed the academic rigor of the IB programme. Some extra-curricular activity highlights include starting the Global Issues Club, participating in the GYLC and Model UN conferences, as well as launching the UNIT-E Magazine in Beijing! I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity learn and grow in Yew Chung.
"Based in the Middle East, I currently lead a team of Syrians to conduct humanitarian assessments and programme evaluation for governments, the UN and NGOs to inform humanitarian operations and policies in Syria."
Click here to visit our Alumni Page and find out more about our YCIS Beijing graduates.