Student Blog

  • 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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  • Francesco Babs: The Modest Scholar

    Yew Chung International School of Beijing has an active scholarship programme and every year awards scholarships to outstanding students who excel in a range of areas. We speak to Francesco Babs, one of this year’s scholars, about his award.

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  • Claudia Rader: How to Make a Difference

    In our student blog this week we talk to Claudia Rader. Claudia has made a big impact at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, being involved with a variety of co-curricular activities spanning sports, music and charity and always striving to make a difference to our community.

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  • Josh Perrett: IBDP and Beyond

    With the school year coming to a close, we prepare to say goodbye to our year 13 leavers. Among them is Josh Perrett who has been at Yew Chung International School of Beijing for four years. We ask him about the IBDP and his advice for future students, his plans for next year, and what he’s going to miss most after graduating.  

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  • Selina and Cici: Getting Involved with Giving Back

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we meet YCIS Beijing Year 12 students Selina and Cici. Selina and Cici are heavily involved with a range of charitable activities in Beijing and beyond. Here they discuss their most memorable experiences, why charity is so important to them and offer advice to other students looking to follow in their footsteps.

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  • Vani Gupta: The Superlative Senior

    In this week’s edition of Student Blogs, we introduce Year 13 student Vani Gupta. Originally from India, Vani has been with Yew Chung International School of Beijing for seven years where she’s developed into one of the student body’s most charitably active and academically high-achieving members.  

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