University Admissions officers point out that in addition to excellent grades, successful applicants have the following characteristics in common: dedicated academic interests, meaningful extracurricular activities, and impressive leadership experience. Students with these traits are also more likely to stand out from the crowd in the future.
The ISA International Academy is committed to helping students explore their interests, improve themselves, increase their competitiveness, and prepare for further studies. We have selected the following quality programmes for our senior students In European and American countries, a great number of authoritative academic institutions, prestigious universities and NGOs host a variety of campus challenges and extracurricular activities open for different age groups in primary and secondary schools, which are generally regarded as effective means of promoting teaching and stimulating students' interest in learning. Most schools develop interest communities targeted at different subjects and organize students to compete in national-level and international-level competitions all year round. Math Kangaroo, the internationally renowned mathematics challenge, attracts millions of primary and secondary students from nearly 100 countries and regions on six continents to participate every year. It has stood as the contributor and promoter of global education and cultural exchange. What's more, many world-famous universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Oxford and Waterloo annually organize various challenges and activities for middle schoolers around the world, which has become a vital channel for teaching exchanges between universities and middle schools and encouraging students to explore the subject frontier.
Academic extracurricular activities cover different subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, informatics and science. Excellent participants will have the opportunity to be selected into the National Olympiad Team and participating in these valuable experiences can also be a useful opportunity for students who are interested in applying for science-related degrees around the globe. In recent years, many Chinese high school participants have successfully applied to prestigious international universities because of their outstanding achievements in these challenges and extracurricular activities.