From receiving a 45/45 IB predicted grade to three academic excellence awards for English, Economics and TOK to receiving the DUX award, I’ve achieved a lot at AIS, but what I will look back most fondly on the time I spent with my classmates. The diverse friends and school spirit that accompanied the Y12 camping trip or the late nights and long weekends participating and organizing events have been some of the best moments.
Through my time at AIS, I’ve gained the confidence to cope with many challenges in life, and have become very determined to dedicate my life to helping others who’re in need. Even studying IB was very competitive to me, however, throughout my learning process, I was able to learn the way of conducting discussions with others and managing my time efficiently. When I studied with my friends in class, I believed the teamwork take a great role in IB. We collaborated and motivated each other. This absolutely helped me during the preparation of IB final exam. In addition, the teachers always trusted and supported me. Whenever I had some questions or concerns during the universities preparation, they always kindly listened to me and gave some advice to help me find some of the best solutions to my problems. Every moment at AIS has remained and will continue to remain as the most valuable memories. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 50% of scholarship Major: Studies Engineering.
The most valuable thing from my time at AIS is the exposure to a very international environment, which perfectly prepared me for college life. At AIS, I made a lot of great friendships and I met some amazing teachers, who would continue to guide me through every walk of life. Under the IB Curriculum, I was taught to become an independent thinker who would not hesitate to challenge the status quo and come up with innovative solutions. My expected IB Grade at the end of Year 12 was below 30. I graduated with a 38! My time at AIS really unfolded my potential. I have just graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Finance (Class of 2017). I lived on campus at Ormond College, where I received a Scholar Award for High Achiever. Now I am off to Madrid to do my Double Masters in Management and Finance at IE Business School. After I graduate, I will take over the family business. My long-term goal is to transform the agriculture industry of Vietnam, leading the industry into sustainable development.
I am a student at the University of Massachusetts. I went on a year long exchange at the University of Manchester in England and am now a double major in Sociology and Sport Management. I also work as a professional soccer coach with an elite soccer high school managing the Junior Varsity team and I run a soccer school in Hanoi, called Hanoi Sports Academy. I have also been a community football coach with Manchester United Football Club. During my three years at AIS, the teachers were some of, if not, the best educators I have ever met. Now that I am an educator in youth sports, I appreciate even more how supportive, knowledgeable and resourceful my AIS teachers were.
As a classical pianist, I never envisioned myself as a playing in a band. And yet, with the help and support of my teachers, The Onions Band, of which I’m a member, has taken the stage numerous times. Seeing the audience laugh and enjoy our music has been my favorite memory at AIS. The school has given me many opportunities to explore a variety of interests in and out of the classroom. In addition to my classical music, for which I was awarded AIS musician of the year and performed at an international piano competition, I took part in math competitions, trained new members of the Model UN group, and founded the Student Support Group to promote the importance of mental health as well as help those who may be in need.