On September 3rd, admission officers from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, Bard College and the Bowdoin College visited the JXIHSD to hold an admissions presentation and exhibition. Chengdu is the third city visited by this esteemed group during their China tour. And JXIHSD is the only school in Chengdu chosen for this event.
The seminar was held at the lecture hall in Jiaxiang Foreign Languages School, attracting about 400 parents and students. During the presentation, the four admissions officers gave a detailed introduction to the school's educational philosophy, admissions policy, international student admission requirements, and application review process.
University of California, Berkeley
位于美国旧金山湾区伯克利市，是世界著名公立研究型大学，在学术界享有盛誉，2018U.S.News美国大学综合排名21。学校招生官Shari Quinn率先发言，讲述了UC Berkeley的校园文化、招生政策和申请评估标准。
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, this is a world-famous public research university with a reputation in the academic world. The 2018 U.S. News American University Ranking is 21. School Admissions Officer Shari Quinn spoke first about UC Berkeley's campus culture, admissions policy and application evaluation criteria.
Shari Quinn（招生官 - 加州大学伯克利分校）
UC Berkeley promotes freedom of speech, encourages students to invent and innovate, encourages students to actively participate in community service, and contribute to society. When enrolling students, the school will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the applicants, while valued academic and non-academic achievements. In addition, the school has a lower admission rate, and last year's international student acceptance rate was only 8.7%.
The school is located in Palo Alto, California, adjacent to San Francisco. It is the second largest university in the United States, and is ranked as a premier academic facility within United States and around the world. Stanford University's academic ranking rivals that of Harvard University. The 2018 U.S. News ranked Stanford University as #5 in the nation in terms of integrated academic achievements.
According to James Shirvell, the admissions officer of the school, Stanford University currently has 11% of international students in the school, and has more than 350 organizations of art, sports and social activities. The school promotes general education. In the first two years of undergraduate education, all undergraduate students are free to choose any course to study in order to explore their true interest. And most undergraduate students select their majors during their junior year.
James Shirvell（招生官 - 斯坦福大学）
Stanford University is happy to see students have experiences and ideas to “beyond individuals”. The school has trained many high-tech product leaders and entrepreneurial talents. Many companies in the world today, including Google, Netflix, Gap, etc., were founded by Stanford University students or graduates. In addition, the school has many financial aid opportunities and scholarships available to Chinese students.
In the presentation, Shawn Moore said that Bard College is a free-thinking liberal arts college. The school offers students a double degree and a professional choice. The students have the freedom to select any course of study during their first two years at Bard. After two years of undergraduate course, the course selection is required for the selected major. Bard College places great emphasis on the applicant's communication skills, critical thinking, and especially on writing and eloquence.
Shawn Moore （招生官 - 巴德学院）
The school is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley and is beautifully landscaped, with a 2-hour drive from downtown New York. The school promotes liberal arts education and general education. The school vision is to train future leaders. It is an excellent liberal arts college. Bard College Admissions Officer Shawn Moore speaks fluent Chinese and surprises parents and classmates at the seminar.
Founded in 1794, the school is a top liberal arts college in Maine, USA, and ranked 3rd in the 2018 U.S.News American College of Arts and Sciences. Admissions officer Michael Colbert said in the presentation that Bowdoin College pays great attention to students' learning ability, and also values how students get along with others and values the community service spirit of students. Each applicant will be placed in the environment where the applicant is located to assess how students will challenge themselves in their own environment.
Michael Colbert（招生官 - 鲍德温学院）
At the end of the presentation, the students asked questions about the application topic they were concerned about. “Do you prefer students who have participated in the competition? Students who prefer to study AP or IB courses in admissions...?”
In the face of multiple questions from IHSD students, the admissions officers patiently answered them one by one. It is not the number of competitions that participate. The more students do not deliberately prefer to participate in the competition, the school will consider comprehensively. The school has no preference for AP, IB, and A-LEVEL courses. The school is more concerned about whether students are the best in their curriculum.
After the presentation, a famous school tour was held in the JXIHSD Building. The students lined up in turn, and they had face-to-face conversations with the admissions officers on their own interested colleges to answer their questions.
Facing the admissions officer not only allows the students to have a clearer understanding of the school's campus culture, enrollment policies, admission requirements, etc., but also allows students to clearly understand the direction and goals of the struggle.
JXIHSD adheres to the internationally advanced educational philosophy and has always been committed to introducing the highest quality educational resources. Every year, JXIHSD invites world famous universities to visit, let's the students face the admissions officers of famous universities, go to famous schools, learn about famous schools, find the most suitable dream school, successfully study abroad, and study abroad successfully!