In early 2021, we received another good news from George. He had received offers from Harvard University Summer School, Stanford University Summer School, and Berkeley University Summer School. This is not only an affirmation of his academic performance, but also the solid foundation of the educational bridge course while in CCIS.
(Admissions letter from Summer Schools)
With a heart of gratitude for his alma mater, George gladly gave us an interview. Let's take a look at his interview.
Please briefly introduce your current life in the United States and your biggest challenge？
A: I graduated from CCIS in the fall of 2019 and began studying abroad at St. Andrew's School in Southern Florida. Currently, my favorite sport is running and boxing. My biggest challenge is the speed of reading in English.
What is the difference between studying in an American high school and your peers studying in high school in China?
A: First of all, we all have pressures but the source of pressure differs. My peers in China take tests each day. While the high school in US, the pressure of project-based learning is heavy, it requires you to have good management of your energy and time. Participating in Physical Exercise is a must. American high school curriculum also focuses on your future professional development and interests.
What did you get most from the two-years study at CCIS?
A: The first thing is language ability. The IEP (Intensive English Program) and project-based learning have given me a lot of help, and it has given me self-confidence and communicative ability with foreign teachers.
What word of encouragements would you say to your younger schoolmates!