Our alumni are an integral part of our community and are a testament of ISS International School’s success in its vision and mission.
Regardless of when our alumni left our school, they are still very much part of our wide network around the world. We hope to keep them informed of the latest happenings in the school and provide opportunities for them to connect. This is done through our ISS International School Facebook page, ISS International School Alumni Facebook group, our regular once-every-two-months e-newsletters, ISS Roar, as well as reunion events.
We hope that more of our alumni will continue to connect with us, especially on our social media platforms and keep the conversation alive.
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Alumni Contact Update
We’d love to stay in contact with you!
Our hope for the future is to have get-togethers, class reunions, and career talks featuring, and for, our alumni. We want to create a resourceful network for all our alumni – present and future.
We’d love to be able to contact you when we are holding these events. We’d appreciate it if you could fill up this short form: bit.ly/ISSSGalumni
Are you curious to find out who graduated from ISS? Please browse the timeline and click on the Year that you are most interested in.
Karin VAN EYGEN
Michael Anthony (Tony) HARLICH
After ISS, I attended the International Baccalaureate in Oegstgeest (Netherlands), I ended up working in tourism for a number of years and then switched to IT. I worked as a network specialist for a few years at the Technical University in Delft when I got ill.
In 2002, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I had a number of very rough years (dealing with paralysis, double vision and a severe balance disorder) and intitially I was told to prepare to die or be in care within 10 years. Somehow my luck changed and I am able to move around again. You would not know by looking at me that I am ill.
What I took away from ISS, not just in a corperate setting, is how to connect with people from all walks of life, how to find common ground and work from there, and that there are numerous ways to approach any issue life might throw at you. It broadened my mind and my outlook on life.
Karianne ELLENKRANS (Ronning)
1 I didn’t graduate from ISS but I attended ISS during the period of 2007 August to 2007 December. I was in grade 5.
2 Ever since I left ISS I transferred schools a couple of times.
3 Currently I am studying for entrance exams for universities in Japan. I graduated from high school this March.
4 I live in Tokyo Japan now
5 I’m not married
6 I remember participating in a Christmas play
7 The time I was there was too short but it’s definitely helped me inprove on my English skills
8 I really enjoyed the fact that the number of students in each grade were limited and it made the school community feel close together as a unit.
9 I currently don’t have anything with me in digital format now. But I can try looking for some.
I am an Economics major with a minor in Global Affairs. My teachers at ISS had a huge impact on me, in terms of enlightening me to the importance of current affairs and community service.
My favourite aspects of my education at ISS was the tight knit community. With lots of support from teachers and fellow students, I was never afraid to pick up a new skill or join a new student group. After my time at ISS, I have learnt to never be afraid of trying new things. None of this would have been possible without ISS’ focus on nurturing well-rounded, life-long learners.
Jing Ying CHEAH
(Edward) In Kwon CHUNG
Nuanza Cinta ADITA
Mao Takazawa Oita, Japan
Class of 2010-11
Education at University of Tsukuba
Be an MS then HS teacher
Through the IB programme at ISS, I have become more patient and confident. The IB was really tough and sometimes I felt like giving up, but with the nurturing help of my teachers and encouragement of my fellow classmates, I persevered. I gained confidence in myself that I can overcome difficulties that come my way.
Another valuable skill I gained while at ISS was learning how to balance multiple tasks, assignments and goals. This skill has been very useful in my university life, and I’m sure in my future job, too!
One of the experiences at ISS that really impacted me was volunteering to teach swimming to children. It was the Service component of CAS, a requirement of the IB. I enjoyed this experience so much that I thought I might like being a teacher. That’s why, right now, I’m studying education in university so I can become a teacher!
The small school structure at ISS promotes a close-knit community that has taught us to help each other overcome the stress of the IB programme. With the small number of students in each class, our teacher is able to help us, one by one, so that we could understand at our own pace.
Teachers at ISS are all funny and kind. Sometimes they have to be strict, but they always give me good advice. Whenever I didn’t understand something in class, they would take time to teach me again after school hours. I could see they really enjoyed teaching, and always helped students in a nurturing way. This also influenced my decision to become a teacher.
The best thing from my time at ISS are my friends. They made studying at ISS more enjoyable. Even though we are now all over the world in different countries, we stay in contact.
One of the things I really enjoyed about studying at ISS is the natural environment we are in. At the high school, we are surrounded by lush greenery and all kinds of flora and fauna. I don’t think you will have the chance to see monkeys, squirrels or snakes at other schools!
Jacob S. EDWARDS
Mhairie Claire Alvarez Singapore
Class of 2015
My name is Mhairie Claire Alvarez Miller and I am a 2015 graduate of ISS. I am currently studying at Osaka University in Japan. My program is part of the Global 30 progam in Japan where the courses are taught in English. I study science in the Chemistry-Biology combined major program (CBCMP),one of the two Global 30 programs in Osaka University.
I was in ISS from preschool until I graduated from the IB Diploma program, however I was away in India for a year in grade 1. I had the opportunity to meet many people from around the world, be it peers, teachers, or staff. With these opportunities I was able to learn about other cultures that contributed to my open mindedness. Due to ISS being a small school, I feel as though people were able to bond better with each other and have more support from the teachers.
I value every moment I had in ISS, even the sad and stressful ones I had during the Diploma program. Without having met international people and carrying on through the struggles, I would not be prepared for the difficulties in my university courses and in everyday independent life.
Surabhi Nagar India
Class of 2016
University of Warwick
I recently graduated from ISS after attending the school for 6 years. Today, as I wait to start my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Warwick, I can confidently say that a large part of my knowledge and character has stemmed from my time at ISS.
Belonging from India, the International setting was new and overwhelming to me. But from my very first day in grade 7 I have felt at home amongst nurturing community of ISS. The school has provided me with numerous opportunities in both academic and non-academic areas. I was able to opt for a variety of subjects that prepared well me for my chosen course at University. Outside the classroom, I had the chance of serving as the Student Council’s Vice President and explore my passion for community and service. At ISS, the teachers looked beyond the basic educational requirements of the IB program, to ensure the values are instilled in each and every student. Not only did the school guide me through my CAS projects but also constantly recognized my work, and recently nominated me for the International Diana Award.
Looking back at my ISS journey, I can say without a doubt that I have made memories and friends that will stay close to my heart forever. ISS has given me a high school experience that I will never forget.