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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

May 30, 2016

Home > Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

May 30, 2016

Saturday, the 21st of May, marked the last official day that the 111 members of NIST International School’s Class of 2016 were students at the school. With their IB exams complete and diplomas in hand, they were ready to take the first step in a new and exciting journey. However, the bittersweet graduation ceremony was not the final farewell. Just over a week later, they received a much grander sendoff after their last assembly, as the entire school turned out in an annual tradition to cheer and celebrate the accomplishments of this unique group of graduates.

Though they share a common bond through our community, the paths of the Class of 2016 will now be incredibly diverse. With acceptances continuing to appear daily, the departing seniors have already been offered places at more than 300 universities in over a dozen countries, from the United States and United Kingdom to the Netherlands and Germany. More impressively, the offers they have accepted include a large number of elite universities. Of the 94 students who have made a decision, a full 50% will be attending institutions ranked in the top 100, an incredible number considering over 17,000 universities exist worldwide!

Their fields of study will be equally broad, from biochemistry at Imperial College London to theology at the University of Cambridge, biomechanical engineering at Georgia Tech to international relations at New York University, computer systems at the University of Melbourne to human diversity at Leiden University, and biosciences and medicine at the University of Hong Kong to arts and language here at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Among the others that the Class of 2016 will attend are Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, University of Edinburgh, University College London, Kings College London, University of Toronto, McGill University and several other well-known institutions.

Yet what distinguishes this class is not merely the caliber of their academic accomplishments, but also the impact they have had on others in and outside of the NIST community. Many of the graduates helped create service groups in the school that transformed the village of Maeramit in Omgoi, launched a non-profit sustainable coffee company, and supported members of the community through microcredit loans and scholarships. Their passion for learning and working with others to create positive change has made a mark on the school – one that will continue to influence future students.

NIST’s mission is a simple one: to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives. It’s difficult to look at the young faces of the Class of 2016 and not see the embodiment of those ideals. As they begin the next chapter of their lives, we hope the NIST spirit will be carried with them. Congratulations and best wishes for the future! Once a NISTie, always a NISTie.



Class of 2016 University Acceptances

American University Loyola University Chicago
Arizona State University Maastricht University
Assumption University Mahidol University
The University of Arizona Marist College
Australian National University University of Maryland, College Park
Babson College Marymount California University
University of Bath University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Berklee College of Music McGill University
University of Birmingham McMaster University
Birmingham City University University of Melbourne
Boston University Michigan State University
Brescia University College Middle East Technical University
University of Brighton Middle Tennessee State University
University of British Columbia Monash University Malaysia
Bryn Mawr College Monash University
California College of the Arts Mount Holyoke College
California Institute of the Arts University of New South Wales
California State University, Northridge New York University
Carl Benz School of Engineering Northeastern University
University of California, Berkeley University of Northern Colorado
University of California, Davis University of Oklahoma
University of California, Irvine University of Ottawa
University of California, Los Angeles Pennsylvania State University
University of California, Riverside Pepperdine University
University of California, San Diego Philadelphia University
University of California, Santa Barbara Plymouth University
University of California, Santa Cruz Pratt Institute
University of Cambridge Purdue University
Carl Benz School of Engineering Queen’s University
Carleton University Rhode Island School of Design
Chapman University Ringling College of Art and Design
College of Charleston RMIT University
University of Chichester Rotterdam School of Management
Chulalongkorn University University of San Diego
University of Cincinnati University of San Francisco
University of Colorado at Boulder Santa Clara University
University of Colorado at Denver Sarah Lawrence College
Concordia University Savannah College of Art and Design
Cornish College of the Arts School of Oriental and African Studies
Dartmouth College School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Deakin University Scripps College
Delft University of Technology Simon Fraser University
University of Denver Singapore Management University
Drexel University University of South Carolina
DSK Supinfocom (Pune) India University of South Florida
University of East Anglia Stenden University
Ecole Hotelire de Lausanne Stetson University
University of Edinburgh University of Sussex
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Syracuse University
Emory University The University of Texas, Dallas
Erasmus University College Thammasat University
University of Essex University of Toronto
University of Exeter Trent University
Florida State University Tufts University
Fordham University Umea University
Georgia Institute of Technology University College Roosevelt
University of Groningen University of the Arts London
The Hague University of Applied Sciences University College London
Hanze University of Applied Sciences University of Wollongong
Haverford College Utrecht University
Hogeschool Rotterdam – Rotterdam University Vassar College
University of Hong Kong University of Victoria
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology University of Warwick
Hotelschool The Hague Waseda University
IE University University of Washington
University of Illinois at Chicago Washington and Lee University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wellesley College
Imperial College London Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington Western University
University of Kentucky Wilfrid Laurier University
King’s College London College of William and Mary
University of La Verne University of Wisconsin, Madison
Leiden University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science York University
Loyola Marymount University

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