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Twin Sisters Secure Prestigious University Acceptances and Stunning Scholarship Packages

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A huge Congratulations to Sylvia and Sophia Wu! The twin sisters at CIC have secured early acceptance offers from the same prestigious universities, along with stunning scholarship packages. Sylvia: New York University, Pre-law | Scholarship of USD 84,800 The Hong Kong Polytech University, Management and Marketing Sophia: New York University, Economics with Mathematics | Scholarship of USD 86,000 The Hong…
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Melissa Bozovali: Navigating the Next Chapter with Resilience and Collaboration

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Melissa Bozovali joined CIC in Grade 7 back in 2019, she brought a burst of energy and a passion for getting involved. Over the past 4 years, she left an incredible mark with a stellar academic record and a trail of memorable extracurricular achievements. At CIC's December 2023 Graduation, she delivered an inspiring Valedictorian, encouraging her peers to strive for…
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High-Achieving Twins Secure Early University Offers with a 95% Grade 12 Average

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Mohan Qin (left) and Sihan Qin, twins from China, are among the first group of graduates from the Class of 2024 to receive early offers from Canadian universities! While the twins may not look identical, they certainly share the same academic excellence and high hopes for the future.  While the twins may not look identical, they certainly share the same…
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Nicole Ni: From Summer Camper to Full-Time Student

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As soon as she settled into Columbia International College summer camp in July 2023, Nicole Ni made the decision to become a full-time student. She applied for the CIC Elite Pathway Partnership (EPP) program and got accepted. Congratulations! Nicole: "My parents came with me to CIC. They visited the school and the residence. They learned about safety, wellness, meals and…
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Isabelle Wong: Embracing the Vibrant Diversity and Cultural Exchanges at CIC

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Meet Isabelle Wong, CIC '23 from Singapore! She believes that her CIC journey has paved her way to step out of comfort zone, challenge her limits, and take the initiative to form lifelong friendships. Isabelle: "I must admit that during the earlier phases of flying into Canada, being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment, strangers, and a new culture seemed daunting…
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CIC Alumna Accepted to Msc / PhD Programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Imperial College, and University of Toronto

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Cong Xie (Vicky), CIC '19 alumna who recently completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a double major in Immunology and Physiology at the University of Toronto, has received offers from prestigious institutions: Harvard University (MSc in Epidemiology) Johns Hopkins University (MSc in Epidemiology) Imperial College (PhD in Immunology) University of Toronto (PhD in Immunology) Vicky acknowledges that the…
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CIC Alumni Accepted to MIT, Princeton, Cornell, and UCLA

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Ziqian Liu, an accomplished student who graduated from Columbia International College in 2018 and University of Waterloo in 2023, has been accepted into Ph.D. programs in Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton University, Cornell University , and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) . Well done! These prestigious programs have offered him not only a full ride scholarship but also…
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Success Stories: Sibling Grow and Thrive Despite Pandemic Challenges

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Over the course of 45 years, CIC has witnessed numerous success stories of siblings who have motivated one another and created achievements that make the entire family proud. Introducing one of the inspiring sibling duos: Victor and Jasmine Chiu. They both embarked on their journey at CIC in January 2020, when the world on the verge of crisis, where panic…
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