First Day of Spring Semester started on January 6th for Seoul Scholars International students. Before classes started, first day assembly was held in the cafeteria. Our headmaster Mr. Paul Battle gave an inspiring speech on not giving up and following dreams even though there may be obstacles. In addition, top 2 students with the highest GPA in each class got awards and students with the most QR points and leadership skills were also awarded. Furthermore, new students were given an opportunity to meet our current students and make friends after the assembly.
Our tenth grade student Jaehan Kim participated in Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo (KIDE 2019) and received MyRIS Best Invention Award for inventing Artificial Intelligence Air Cleaner Ventilator and Oxygen Generator. Jaehan and his brother Jaehyung worked very hard on this project and we are all very proud of them.
Seoul Scholars International held our annual Winter Concert on December 6th in the cafeteria. SSI Chamber Orchestra members performed "Enchanted" and "Beauty and the Beast." SSI Dance Club members then performed dance moves. Furthermore, band members played the guitar and sang delightful Christmas carols. Students and teachers were provided with sandwiches and snacks to celebrate our annual Winter Concert. Overall, everyone enjoyed great performances and it was a nice break before preparing for finals.
Below are the upcoming college visits!
* December. 6th 1:50 PM
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seoul Scholars International Student Council members decorated our campus by putting up lights and dressing up a Christmas tree. Many students are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and our upcoming winter concert.
Students at Seoul Scholars International were able to enjoy ASP Party Day on November 1st. Teachers helped cook and distribute hot dogs fresh from the grill, and students were able to enjoy them with chips and soda. After having hot dogs, our students and teachers played multiple rounds of volleyball against each other. It was a perfect day to enjoy ASP Party Day!
Hong Kong Polytechnic University visited Seoul Scholars International on October 14th.
Their admissions officer talked about their world-class education, international qualifications, and reputation for excellence.
She went over fees and living costs and mentioned that tuition fee costs HKD 140,000/USD 18,000 per annum.
It is mandatory for Hong Kong Polytech students to work as an intern before graduating.
Our students enjoyed having Hong Kong Polytech and asked questions about their graduation rate, study abroad programs, and finding a job after graduation.
ArtCenter Admissions Officer visited Seoul Scholars International on October 11th.
An admissions officer informed the students about different majors, getting scholarships and having passion for art. He also mentioned the importance of time management in college.
College information sessions are great opportunities for students to hear about schools directly from the representatives and ask questions.
Our students were able to ask a variety of questions regarding admissions, college life, the application process, and so on. Students are always encouraged to sign up to a variety of college visits.
Dartmouth Admissions Officer visited Seoul Scholars International on October 4th.
She talked about residential experience at Dartmouth, different majors offered, and getting into selective colleges. 99 % of classes at Dartmouth are taught by professors and they truly value research.
Students can even partner with faculty in funded research their first year. Many of our students asked questions about applying as an international student, the global community at Dartmouth, and Dartmouth Medical School program.
미국 전체 대학 순위 9위에 빛나는 Northwestern Univ. 입학사정관으로 지내셨던 Ms. Feinberg을 초청하여 10월 4일 (금) 서울스칼라스인터내셔널에서 설명회를 개최합니다.
이번 초청을 통해 성공적인 미국 상위권 대학 진학을 위한 노하우 및 전략 그리고 이를 위해 어떤 것들을 준비해야 하는지 설명을 드리는 자리를 마련하고자 하오니 가능한 많은 학부모님들께서 참석 하셔서 유익한 입시정보 얻어 가시길 바랍니다. 감사합니다.
● 10/4 설명회 일정 ●
* 일시: 2019년 10월 4일 (금) 4시
* 장소: 서울스칼라스 카페테리아
* 주최: 서울스칼라스인터내셔널, 인지니어스
* 전화: ☎ 02-554-2510
In October, Seoul Scholars will be hosting the following universities to give an information session to students:
1. Oct. 4th 08:30 AM
2. Oct. 11th 12:50 PM
Art Center College of Design
3. Oct. 14th 10:00 AM
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
To attend an information session, please ask your teacher to be excused from class and then sign up with your counselor.
University of Wisconsin Madison visited Seoul Scholars International on September 26th.
Their International Admissions Officer talked about “The Wisconsin Idea” which means that knowledge should be used for service.
He also talked about world-renowned academic reputation and said that University of Wisconsin Madison is ranked 25th best university in the world.
Additionally, he mentioned that there are 129 majors offered, 71 certificates, and 8 undergraduate schools.
Our students asked many questions about pre-law and pre-med programs, paying for tuition, and the application process.
University of Toronto visited Seoul Scholars on September 25th.
U of Toronto is the #1 university in Canada and is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto. In addition, U of T is Canada’s top research university and #2 in North America for research. Furthermore, U of T is ranked #18 in the world.
U of T celebrates the global community and Toronto is one of the world’s most liveable regions. U of T is Canada’s largest university and there are approximately ninety one thousand students.
There are three different campuses and each campus has a specialized program and research areas. Many students asked questions about their summer programs before college and applying as an engineer major.
University of British Columbia visited Seoul Scholars International on September 25th.
Their Senior Director went over UBC’S programs and talked about work permit as well as research programs.
Students can stay in Canada for 3 years after graduation and if they find a sponsor, they can stay for even longer.
UBC is #1 in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change.
Furthermore, UBC is the most international university in North America and welcomes students and professors from all over the world.
UBC has many research centers and 3 hospitals on campus as well.
Students can always take an opportunity to do their own research.
Undergrad students can work with professors and UBC is an innovative community, so there’s always research happening on campus.
At the end of the session, our students asked many questions about studying abroad, requirements about 261 undergraduate majors offered at UBC, and applying as undeclared.
뜨거웠던 여름이 훌쩍 지나가고, 천고마비의 계절인 가을이 성큼 다가왔습니다.
9월 27일(금), 신입생 및 재학생 학부모님들을 초대하고자 합니다.
요즘 변화되고 있는 미국 대학 College Application의 트렌드를 설명 드리고 엄청난 경쟁률을 뚫고 합격을 이끌어 낼 수 있는 차별화된 College Application 작성을 위한 Tip을 전달하기 위한 설명회를 개최합니다.
특히, 10학년 또는 11학년의 자녀를 두신 학부모님들께서는 반드시 참석하셔서 미국대학 College Application 트렌드와 작성법 등 다양하고 유익한 정보 얻어 가셨으면 합니다. 신청은 아래의 전화번호로 해주시길 바라오며, 조기 마감될 수 있음을 알려드립니다.
일 시: 2019년 9월 27일(금) 오후 4시30분
장 소: 서울스칼라스 카페테리아
주 최: 서울스칼라스인터내셔널 & 로그인에듀
신 청: T. 02-554-2510
University of Washington visited Seoul Scholars International on September 18th.
Their admissions officer talked about the application checklist, different majors offered
and living on campus.
In addition, University of Washington has students from all 50 U.S. states and 100 different countries.
University of Washington uses unweighed 4.0 GPA scale and they specifically look at how many rigorous courses a student took.
University of Washington receives approximately ten thousand international applications per year.
Therefore, it is crucial to make personal statements unique.
After the session was over, our students asked questions about getting in as a Computer Science major, switching majors, and cost of attendance.
College for Creative Studies visited Seoul Scholars International and gave a presentation on their majors and different programs they offer.
CCS offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and most of their international students come from South Korea.
CCS is located in Detroit and major cities such as New York and Chicago are very close to CCS. In addition, there are 12 individual programs offered at CCS.
There is a new program called Fashion Accessories and Design and students learn how to design bags, backpacks, other non-clothing accessories.
There are other unique majors such as transportation design and students learn to design cars and jets.
Students cannot double major at CCS, but they can minor by taking 5 extra classes.
CCS also offers a business concentration and teaches students how to work in the real world.
Overall, our students enjoyed the CCS visit and asked several questions about finding a job after graduation, portfolio review process, and pre-college summer programs.
A representative from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) visited our campus on September 4th.
He went over all the different majors that MICA offers and mentioned that students come from 48 different U.S. states and 58 different countries.
For first year students, they have an opportunity to make work in 2D, 3D, and 4D.
In addition, students do not have to declare their majors until second semester of first year and they are given an opportunity to explore all classes.
Students can also customize their education and add minors and concentration if they choose to.
Furthermore, students can take classes in John’s Hopkins and 11 other colleges.
Overall, our students enjoyed MICA’s visit and asked many questions about the admissions process, portfolio review process, and pre-college programs.
Seoul Scholars International had Clubs Day on August 30th.
The students were given an opportunity to join clubs and the club leaders gave a presentation on their clubs. This year’s approved clubs are: Orchestra, Computer Science, Acting Club, Book Club, Science Club, Design, Band, Baking Club, Arts and Crafts, National Honors Society, Acting Club, Volleyball, Robotics, Volunteer Club, and Student Council. Almost all students signed up for at least one club and most joined two to three clubs.
In addition, the school provided ice cream for the students to celebrate the annual Clubs Day.
Seoul Scholars annual Back to School Night was held on August 26th. Our headmaster Mr. Paul Battle introduced all the teachers and staff members.
In addition, the counselors gave a presentation on school policies, announcements, and shared some pictures from main events such as winter concert, field day, and orientation trip. Furthermore, parents had an opportunity to interact with teachers and counselors after the event and talked about the class curriculum and structure.
Overall, it was a successful night and Seoul Scholars International teachers and staff members had a great time with the parents.