World MagazineTM inquired about this exciting time for Romania, AISB, and the alumni association, asking our alumni team:
AISB has collectively gathered over 60 different nationalities together over the course of 56 years, and the AISB Alumni Association aims to maintain this community standing even when students move onto the next step in their lives.
As the Alumni Association PR rep, I believe that the best way to achieve this is by using social media and interactive events to stay up to date with each other’s activities. The start of the AISB Alumni Platform (http://alumni. aisb.ro) has brought together a community of students that have matured with a very similar foundation, “prepared and inspired to be successful and responsible global citizens”. As a result of that, the AISB Alumni community has grown to be very active and united, allowing us to integrate with each other and continue working together.
Only when I graduated in 2014 did I truly realize how much this school has contributed to who I am today, and I believe I speak for a great number of alumni when I say this. I am grateful for Romania’s 100 years of existence, a century in which the country has battled for unity and democracy. Not many know that AISB had its first “campus” in an attic, with only 6 students from the American Embassy. Today, AISB’s campus is equipped with the most innovative resources and modern technology, on a 10 hectare, state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility.
Many AISB alumni still call Romania home, or have done so at some point, and this makes me very proud. We are all an eclipse of the school’s integrity and professionalism and I hope its current students get inspired by each of our accomplishments and use it as fuel for their own dreams.
Alumni Association PR
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of attending an international school, wanting to experience what I saw in movies, which was very different than what I was experiencing in the Romanian school system. But while it was only a dream, I never thought it would be possible for me. When I was given the opportunity through a scholarship in 2005 to start high school at AISB, I didn’t know how my future was going to take shape. The way this school has changed the way I think, the way I view the world and how I deal with the constant changes can’t be put in words. I am grateful to have experienced both the Romanian Public school system, and also the American International system, as they both helped me become the person I am today.
I have had the privilege to be taught by wonderful dedicated people, who have opened my mind through their teaching and the ways they constantly tried to keep us, the students, interested in their subject. Coming back to Romania after finishing university, and working in the school that has done so much for me, I feel like I can give back to this community, that I can make an impact and help change the world by influencing the young minds of tomorrow. The constant improvements continue to show how AISB has come a long way since starting in 1962, especially in the past couple of years. The school have been evolving as the world changes. The school invests in the facilities, as well as in the human resources. By hiring experienced professionals, the school provides a nurturing environment where students are empowered and helped to reach their full potential, preparing them to become responsible and open-minded global citizens.
I am proud to be Romanian, in a country that has fought for independence and democracy for many years and this year celebrates 100 years since its unification. I think I speak for many alumni when I say that we are all unbelievably blessed to have attended such an amazing school. I only hope the work that we, the Alumni Association, with the support of AISB, will help shape and inspire the current students to become adults that one day will change this world and make it a better place.
Alumni Association Treasurer
Read the entire edition of the WORLD Magazine Special Edition Winter 2018 here.