Series Ⅰ Tina & Jarry
Midsummer is the hottest season of the year, but it carries the most memorable part of Xi’an Liangjiatan International School(XLIS) every year. For the 2022 IBDP graduates at XLIS, the first day of entering high school seems to be still yesterday. In a blink of an eye, everyone put on their graduation gowns and said goodbye to their alma mater. The two years of high school study are full of challenges, but at the same time they are full of rewards. The offers from renowned post-secondary institutions around the world are the best rewards for their hard work.(Impressive University Offers for 2022 XLIS Graduates)
Upon the graduation season, we are honored to invite the 2022 high school graduates to sit down and chat with us about their confusion and challenges, their self-exploration and reflection, more importantly those fiery dreams in their hearts. In the first interview, we are delighted to have two graduates, Xinyu Fan (Tina) and Jiawei Liang (Jarry), let`s read their stories of their growth.
Xinyu Fan (Tina)
Studying at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School
for seven years
University Acceptances: SUNY Morrisville,
New York Film Academy
Major: TV Communication
Applying for TV Communication,
Turning “my interest” into “my strength”
I have always been interested in the field of film, television and shows. When I participated in XLIS “Week Without Walls” activity, I began to learn to edit and make videos to show our daily work and learning contents. Additionally, when making my portfolio, I added my favorite elements such as musicals to it, which greatly strengthened my application to college. All these experiences helped me realize the fact that I want to continue to cultivate my interests and strengths in my post-secondary education. I want to have a deeper knowledge of film and television so that I will be able to make my own show, hopefully one day in the future.
IB Diploma Program, the most rigorous program, also benefits me the most
From an introvert to an extrovert,
A “social phobia” can also be a student leader
Advice for the upcoming DP students
Things I want to achieve in university
Jiawei Liang (Jarry)
Studied in Xi’an Liangjiatan International School
for six years
University Acceptance: Illinois Wesleyan University
2000 days of studying and living at XLIS
Is the most precious memory in my life
I spent six years of my secondary school life in Xi’an Liangjiatan International School. Every day was precious. Academically, I started from worrying that it`s hard to conquer IBDP to choosing six main subjects based on my own interests; From passive learning to active learning, I developed my learning skills and they strengthened my application when I applied for my best-fit university. Moreover, it`s no small achievement for me to complete my learning in IBDP and sit for the final exams in May. Although the process was very hard, I gained a lot, and every day was full of unforgettable details. I think that in my later life, whether I go to university or start a family, I believe that whenever I recall my studying time at Xi’an Liangjiatan International School, I will feel happy and satisfied.
We are trapped by the pandemic
The only thing we can do is
Do not “trap” ourselves
I still remember that the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 at the end of 2019 made everyone panic and uneasy. Now, we have been able to deal with the epidemic with relative ease. Although the epidemic has brought us great challenges, when we think about it carefully, opportunities and challenges coexist. During online learning class, I gradually developed the good habit of managing time properly, balancing life of learning in an effective way. Of course, the escalation of the epidemic situation will inevitably disrupt our normal life. It is particularly important for us to have the ability to adjust and implement plans during this time of uncertainty. Moreover, effective emotion management skills are also essential in the face of anxiety and depression caused by the epidemic. These are my meaningful learning experiences and unique memories brought by COVID-19 .
Advice for the upcoming DP students
Life is all about experiences. Try new things boldly and gain rich life experience. What I am most proud of about my alma mater is that the school provides us with a variety of activities, such as sports competitions, the “Dynasty” activities, the Model United Nations, the Chinese Debate Competition and the “Global Sustainable Development Goals” speech competition. All these activities can give us the opportunity to learn about the cultures of different countries and nations and broaden our horizons by participating in them. It is not necessary for us to perform as perfectly as professionals. What matters is we are willing to participate and practice. As long as we have the courage to show ourselves and express ourselves, even though we may perform poorly at present, we believe that through continuous efforts, we will be able to handle things skillfully in the future. Life is a wonderful journey, let`s get started.
Best-fit is the best
In addition to concentrating on completing the required courses and credits for my chosen major, I have three additional KPIs in my university life.
Future is a canvas for me
I want to paint the colors that belong to me on it
What kind of person do I want to be in the future? What do you want to do? This is what I have been thinking about. But I don’t want to easily define my future now, because life is a long journey for me. I will always meet different people and experience different things, so I don’t want to draw a conclusion too early about what hasn’t happened. The only thing I can be sure of is that I will try my best to do everything in front of me and take every step steadily. As for what I will look like ten years later, I don`t know yet, but let`s leave it for time to answer.
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Fancy Fan (PR Officer)