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Decision Day: Choosing the Right University

January, 2009
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Students and school counselors weigh in on how to navigate the maze of choices for universities and colleges
 
Christine Chen is one of the 160 students at Shanghai American School (SAS)–Puxi who are going to graduate this June.
Chen is an American of Chinese descent. Both her parents are from Shanghai and went to university here. But [...]

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Back to School: Get Yourself Ready!

September, 2008
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After an extra long summer holiday, everyone is now back in school, whether you like it or not! The start of the new school year means new friends, a new grade - and new students.

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Words from the Graduates of 2008…

July, 2008
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Bertha Natalia, Shanghai American School, is going to the University of Wisconsin and will major in chemical engineering.
  This was my fourth year being in an international school. I was very shocked when I first came to an international school because everything seemed so "Hollywood". I felt like I was in an American TV [...]

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The Graduates Say…

June, 2008
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No doubt high school is where you learn to be who you are or at least the big foundation for that; so although I’m glad it’s over, I’m also sad to be leaving it behind. Growing up is so exciting, but there’s always a little snag about leaving behind the kind of lifestyle you’re familiar with.

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Big Thinkers

April, 2008
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A total of 870 students from 62 international schools in about 20 countries worldwide gathered in Beijing from March 14 and 16 to talk about worldwide issues at the 15th Beijing International Model United Nations (BEIMUN).

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Kung Fu Family

February, 2008
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There are many ways to express the “Chineseness” of an expatriate family, and what this Canadian family has chosen is undoubtedly an impressive one.

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To Wear or Not to Wear the Uniform?

June, 2006
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After living in Beijing for 12 years, Marina Mihalkov will for the first time not have to worry about what to wear to school. The Year 10 student at the Harrow International School Beijing will now be required to wear a uniform every day.

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The Graduates Say

June, 2006
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Jaafar El Tassa, from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, will enter the State University of New York. “I am pretty exciting while a little nervous. I am in Yew Chung for eight years, so it is finally coming down to this stage…

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Giving Gifted and Talented Children A Chance to Shine

April, 2006
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As the coordinator for gifted children at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), Robyn Lonergan is often asked: “How many gifted children do we have on campus?”

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Growing Appetite for Quality International Schools Sweeps Beijing

April, 2006
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Vernon Goodfellow couldn’t hide his excitement as he moved to his new campus office on March 14. “When the construction is completed in June, there will be 90 classrooms, two gyms, a 25-metre swimming pool, music rooms, dance studios and…

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