Student Blog

  • Overcoming Shyness with Music

    In this edition of Student Blogs, we speak with Year 13 student Liyong Wang, recipient of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing Performing Arts Scholarship, about the scholarship process and tips for students looking to apply. Also, as a member of the popular student rock band CHROMA, Liyong shares how he first became interested in music, the story of his favourite performance, and what he plans to do after graduation.

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  • Zach Engler: Conquering Middle School

    For the past two years, Zach Engler has been an international school student in Beijing. Originally from Key Largo, Florida, he moved to China in the summer of 2015, unsure of what to expect from the country he’d known only from newspapers and movies.

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  • Incredible Internships: Year 11 Students Making Music Festivals Happen!

    Year 11 students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing are wrapping up their final year in our IGCSE programme with two-week internships all around Beijing, from local media outlets to cultural exchange centers to five-star restaurants.

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  • Creative Science: Blending ICT and Space Physics for Dynamic Learning Opportunities

    Here at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, we’re big proponents of using science and technology to its fullest extent; it’s one of our principal educational objectives. In Lower Secondary school, a routine science project provides an excellent microcosm of the school’s mission to give students opportunity to fully utilize technology and their own creativity with every subject.

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  • Catching up with CHROMA, YCIS Beijing’s Hottest Student Band

    If you’re a member of the YCIS Beijing community, you’ve probably seen this group already, rocking the stage with an eclectic collection of covers, adaptations, and original music for all their adoring fans. But make no mistake, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s most famous student band are the real deal.

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  • Discovering Passion for Violin

    For more than a decade, violin has been an essential piece of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Lower Primary School education thanks to its proven benefits in enhancing student brain development, hand-eye coordination, and discipline. Beyond these benefits, however, many students at YCIS Beijing discover a lifelong love of music, choosing to continue their musical studies even after their last group concert in Year 3.

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  • Awesome App Alleviates Volleyball Woes

    In the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s IB Diploma Programme, our academically rigorous environment challenges our students to reach their full potential, preparing them for the academic trials and tribulations they’ll face in university. However, students have a wide variety of channels through which they can tackle these challenges and express their learning. In Year 13 IBDP student Rock Siu’s case, a wholly original Android app was his medium for expression.

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  • Illustrious Illustrator Cecilia Cao Talks Art and Comics

    Year 13 students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing recently held their capstone IB art exhibition. Teachers, students, and Beijing community members alike had the opportunity to witness the work that had consumed our most talented visual artists over their IB careers, many of whom have received offers from world-renowned art schools to continue their studies.

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  • Multi-sport Athletes at YCIS Beijing

    Students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing have access to a wide variety of sporting opportunities throughout the year and frequently achieve excellent results. Many of our students are multi-sport athletes, participating in seasonal sports throughout the year. We spoke with Peter Yang, one of our Upper Secondary multi-sport student athletes, about his experience with sports and what they mean to him.

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