Issue 2 | Alumni_Updated

WELCOME to Issue 2 of Alumni_Updated. In this issue we discuss IG Fame with alumni Instagrammers, doing community service in a prison, the in’s and out’s of life as a trainee solicitor, studying… Continue reading

An Unusual Tip for Applying to College: Contemplate and Pursue Your Long-term Goals that Pertain to Education

I have been told time and time again that discipline and preparation are two of the most important skills on which a secondary student should focus especially during the last two years of… Continue reading

Life at Durham

“Wait, but where exactly is Durham?” This is usually the first reaction of many after I told them I study at Durham University. Indeed, having to move from an overpopulated business hub to… Continue reading

Life as a Trainee Solicitor

Hi everyone! I’m Frances from class of 2012. In September, I will have completed one year of working full-time at a law firm as a trainee (I can’t believe how fast time flies!),… Continue reading

Reflections of a Princeton Valedictorian

ISF alumna Jin Chow (’13) was recently named Valedictorian of the Princeton University Class of 2017, but her university experience was far more than just about getting good grades. We caught up with… Continue reading

Making it big on IG: ISF alumni talk about being instafamous

It can be said that with social media, the ticket to fame is in reach to anyone that tries hard enough. While the one hit wonders may have a viral video or an… Continue reading

6 Months!

It’s been six months since the establishment of The ISF Alumni Association and Alumni Advisory Board! Here is what the AAB’s been up to. As always, stay tuned for more information about upcoming… Continue reading

Issue 1 | Alumni_Updated

WELCOME to Issue 1 of Alumni_Updated,  where we keep you updated with the latest happenings at ISF, the key dates of upcoming alumni events, and give you—the alumni community—the space to share your… Continue reading

Four Months into College: Reflections on Finding Your Fit

Though by no means an aphorism, the phrase “size matters” is one that I very much agree with when it comes to choosing the right university. Moving from a year of 30 students… Continue reading

Thinking Beyond Borders: A Gap Year Experience

So on my gap year I decided to participate in a program called Thinking Beyond Borders which travelled to South America. I wanted to do this program because I wanted to investigate a… Continue reading

AFC/FFA C License (Senior) 2016

Hello, I am Joel Lam from class of 2013. I am currently studying Sports Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra in Australia. As most of my friends will know that… Continue reading

Transitioning from Studying to Work

For those who don’t know me, I am Eric from Class of 2012. I graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2015, and I am currently working at Hong… Continue reading

Encountering Difference

Within the first few weeks of beginning university almost three years ago, I was asked by locals what, being from the supposedly mystical Far East, the strangest food I had ever tried was.… Continue reading

6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Uni for Freshers

–Carl Mok’ 14, University of Warwick Although the arrival of Spring means that I don’t have to walk like a penguin anymore when I go to my lectures, it also marks the end… Continue reading

Seoul, here we go! (that rhyme though)

Follow an Alumna’s student exchange journey in Seoul, South Korea! One of our graduates, Charlotta Chan’13, an Architecture Major at Chinese University Hong Kong, is currently spending a semester at Ewha University in Seoul, South… Continue reading

12 Unexpected College Experiences

–Gisella Tan’13, University of Southern California This can also be renamed as “12-of-Gisella’s-many-anecdotes”, a result of being initially lost about who I was and what I wanted to do, and going through a… Continue reading

UK Universities: Choosing A Course To Study

Looking back at 2012-2014, where I spent 2 years at the University of Warwick studying Biomedical Sciences, I feel that I have learnt a valuable lesson despite not being able to complete the… Continue reading

Hauzit gauin, maaate?

Forget the common myth of the Australian greeting “G’Day”, I have never heard locals say this phrase in the two years I have lived here (Well, except that it was printed on the… Continue reading

Thoughts on dissertation writing: A self-directed experience

               Writing a dissertation does not feel like a completely new experience for me. Perhaps it is partly because of its similarity to the Extended Essay I wrote… Continue reading

A College Journey: Always in Transition

[Editor’s note: Given the immense pressure and grandiose expectation building up to the university application process, it might be easy to be deluded about “being set for life” once you get into college. However,… Continue reading

What to make of the future?

Looking back at the times before university, I feel that the past two years have been the most aspiring time of my life, academically and extracurricularly. I have grown so much as a… Continue reading

Living Alone 101: The Enjoyments of Cooking

I have always been passionate about cooking. Many students who study abroad feel it is a pain to think, “What should I have for dinner?” As time passes, they start to find it… Continue reading

The Weird Classes of a Clueless Freshman

  Last year, I was a clueless, undecided freshman lost in a university that offers 162 different majors from 17 schools (read: it was class-picking heaven). This, combined with the fact that the… Continue reading

A Public Health Student’s Summer Internship

In this past summer, I was fortunate enough to intern at a maternity care center in Miami, Florida, named The Gathering Place. I was learning there as both a public health student and… Continue reading

Choosing Universities

Let me put this directly. Choosing which university to apply to is not straightforward. It is one thing to look up a league table and choose by ranking, but remember: you are not… Continue reading

US Universities: Deciding on a Major

Choosing what major you want to pursue is hard. When you are in high school, you seem to learn a lot from different subject areas. You learn about business, science, language, design, art,… Continue reading

交換學習 Exchange Study

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