Stay Connected with AIAN and Each Other

AIAN is proud to graduate individuals of intelligence and character, and we look forward to keeping in contact with our former students and their families.  We encourage alumni to stay involved, online and in person.  You can stay engaged in the following ways:

Share Your Contact Information:  Take a few minutes to fill out the Alumni Contact Form, which will allow us to send you occasional updates from AIAN, as well as to invite you to events and alumni functions.

Visit Us:  Alumni are always welcome to return to the campus for a visit with former teachers and classmates, as well as to attend school events such as International Day, Connect 5 Fair, Winter Concert, Chinese New Year Performance, Family Day BBQ, Graduation, and many more!  Check out the Calendar for upcoming school events.

Become a Connect 5 Mentor:  In our first year of the Connect 5 program, AIAN invited experts from local organizations and businesses to share their passions and mentor students through their projects.  In the future, we hope to invite graduates of AIAN to return as mentors and share their experiences and passions with current students in Connect 5.  In you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Mr. Greyling, the Connect 5 Coordinator.

Support AIAN in Other Ways:  A strong school community can be supported in many different ways.  If you are willing to share your time to fill the needs of the school in some way, please inquire with the main office to find out what opportunities are currently available.  Donations are also a great way to assure that future students continue to receive the same high-quality education and international school experience that you had at AIAN.

Alumni Corner

Sara Ahmadi, Class of 2020

Hello Everyone, I’m Sara, one of AIAN’s graduates from 2020, and I can’t believe I have graduated for more than half a year now.  The reason why this is so surreal to me is because I have never considered myself “left” the AIAN community.  There are mornings where I wake up around seven and feel in a rush because I felt the school bus is going to arrive soon.  AIAN is a place where I felt I belonged rather than just a school where I studied.  All the staff are like old friends for me to some extent.  We shared jokes, stories, and laughed most of the times.  I really enjoyed my years in AIAN.  I learnt, played, cried, laughed, and grew as a young woman both biologically and emotionally.  If you have never experienced having the school you’re studying in to be your home, well, I suggest you to give AIAN a shot.

After graduating from AIAN, away from the second home, I miss many things, but mostly, our snack bar, and the playground during a sunny day; we might not have the biggest snack bar, but the diversity is what makes it special.  The playground, when it is recess time and everyone is out for the warm sun, it’s probably the most calming and thrilling views I have seen.  Soccer balls rolling, tossing from one side to the other, volleyballs bouncing from one arm to the other, students running, falling, sliding, but at the end of the recess, everyone goes to classrooms with big smiles on their blushed faces.  If I could go back to high school for a day, I would play volleyball at recess, eat chocolate bars from the snack bar before lunch break, and sit outside on the bench after lunch, with my friends, talking about what anime we are watching lately.

Currently, I’m sitting in front of my laptop screen, daydreaming about going back to high school at AIAN, while waiting for my online morning classes to begin.  Due to the pandemic, most schools aren’t opened yet until summer, for now, and classes are held online, and with me being in Ningbo, the time difference is what I’m struggling with, but with what I learned from my years in AIAN, I’m sure I have the confidence that it’ll take to manage the struggles.  I wish everyone in university is doing well, and I wish all the staff and students at AIAN are happy and healthy.

Stay Safe Everyone,

Sara Ahmadi

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There are several ways to keep in contact with AIAN and your former teachers and classmates:

Submit Your Contact Info:

Follow the link to Stay in Contact and keep us updated with your current email and contact information.

Alumni Corner:

Each month, one of our alumni will be featured in a blog post on this page.  Please contact Mr. Godlewski if you are interested in sharing an update with us!

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