While other students are busy preparing the final exam in July, Victor Wei, from the Northeast Foreign Language School, was very excited and told me, “I don’t have to take the Chinese college entrance examinations any more, I can study aboard! That is so cool!” What he said is right, because he was awarded a scholarship from the Changchun American International School where he will benefit by studying under the International Baccalaureate educational system. We really hope that one day he will bring good news to us when he successfully graduates from CAIS.
After the conversation, you may surprised to discover from his transcript that he is not the typical ‘straight A’ student. So why was he able to win the 530,000RMB scholarship while other straight A students could not?
“I have a bunch of hobbies, I love sand painting, robotics, being an MC, performance, inventing, painting. When I love something, I try hard and immerse myself in it. For example, I knew nothing about Robotics until Grade 7, but once I discovered it, I just cannot stop studying it. I bought a lot of magazines to learn about writing programs and I asked specialists for help when I had problems. I also like performances, had the opportunity to be the MC in my previous school and was able to do my sand painting presentation in front of the whole school. As far as English improvement is concerned, I participated in the CCTV English Competition, and although I only got the 2nd award in Liaoning Province, I enjoyed the process. Yeah, that’s me, the confident boy you see!”
“我 的爱好很多，我喜欢沙画、机器人、播音主持、表演、发明、绘画……太多了，只要我喜欢，我就勇敢的追求，我之前根本不懂机器人，从初一开始接触之后，我发 现我真的无可救药的爱上了它，我不懂编程，就买杂志学习，我不明白机器人原理，我就勇敢的向教授请教。我还很喜欢舞台，我做主持人，在全校学生面前做沙画 表演，我去CCTV希望之星英语风采大赛，虽然只获得了辽宁赛区二等奖，但是我很享受这个过程！我就是这么一个阳光自信的人！”
<don’t try to control your curiosity
never, never give up>
“When I was young, each day I liked to observe an old man making popcorn the old fashioned way. Out of curiosity, I studied the machine, so I could make my own. I took apart almost all the machines in my home, such as the remote control, an electronic watch, an electronic reading machine, the telephone, and anything related to electricity. I even put my lunch card into my watch since I was always losing it. Every time when I came to the dining room, people admired me, because I had a unique method and it made me a bit of a super star. Sometimes, I studied some particularly hard machines, which kept me up for nights. I think curiosity keeps me moving on!
“小 时候，在家门口总能看到一个爷爷蹦爆米花，我每天都在门口看，后来久了，我实在抑制不住我的好奇心近距离观察爆米花机的工作原理后，我就在自己家里做实 验。从小到大我几乎拆遍了家里所有的电子器械，遥控器，电子表，点读机，电话，家里能拆下来的东西，我都拆过！曾经因为我的饭卡总是丢失，我就设计将饭卡 组装到我得手表上，从此我成了学校食堂的“名人”。 有时候面对一个我无从下手的电子器械，我甚至睡不着觉的想要研究明白，我想这种旺盛的好奇心才是我现在热爱机器人的强大动力吧！”
“I remembered when I found the clock was broken. I bought two robots and disassembled them in order to fix it. I tried seven times, and although I failed six times, I encouraged myself not to give up because I was so close to success!”
“I hope that one day I can establish an Electronic Technology company, like Google or Apple. I would like to research and develop the most advanced technology to change the world and help people."
“My mom said when I was young the most efficiency way to wake me up was to tell me something was broken, and she needed me to fix it. I would immediately open my eyes and check what had happened.”
“ I know Changchun American International School has a 3D printer, AR and VR, a drone and lego robot all of which long for. I am looking forward to study here and can’t wait to experience a new educational mode. Of course I also know that it will be a great challenge for me.”
Victor is not only an “A” student, but also a boy with passion, confidence, bravery and persistence. These many good characteristics have shaped him to become a well-rounded student. The IB system encourages students to be independent and critical thinkers! Finally, his passion and dream returned him an unexpected result. His CAIS dream came true, and we are sure that one day he will be a student of a top university!
长 春美国国际学校于2007年6月经国家教育部批准成立，是迄今为止吉林省第一所，也是唯一一所招收3-19岁适龄学生的国际学校。现已成为国内17所同时 通过国际文凭组织大学预科项目（高中部）、中学项目（初中部）和小学项目（小学部）的国际学校之一。国际文凭组织（IBO）高中学历（DP）在全球范围内 被广泛认可，世界3,000多所大学均接受（优先录取）国际文凭（IB）学生，包括哈佛、 剑桥、耶鲁、牛津、北京大学、美国常青藤大学等知名学府。
Changchun American International School is the first and only international school for 3-19 year olds established in the Jilin Province. We are currently one of the 17 IB schools with DP, MYP and PYP accreditation in China. Final approval for the opening of CAIS was granted by the Ministry of Education June 2007. IB Diploma is widely recognized all over the world and IB students routinely gain admission to more than 3,000 universities, including Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Oxford, Beijing University, and the American Ivy League, etc.
We welcome aged 3-18 students, and we are looking forward to your visit.
No.2899, DongNanHu Road, Changchun Jilin Province, China 130033
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