Auckland International College (AIC) focuses on academic excellence and preparing students for admission to the top universities throughout the world.
We always love to see alumni when they come back to NZ to visit, and one positive aspect of the coronavirus outbreak is that many AIC alumni have flown home to wait out Covid-19.
In early June two illustrious alumni came to see their old teachers and catch up with support staff at AIC. Gillian Xie and Eddie Wu, both from the class of 2017 are currently at the University of Oxford.
Gillian is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. We asked her if she was surrounded by brilliance and she laughed and said “Well, Malala* is in my year doing the same degree, so it’s easy to feel ordinary around people like her”.
Eddie Wu was on an exchange to Oxford from Swathmore College in the US, when Covid-19 suspended classes in both places. Eddie is studying Economics and Statistics at Swathmore and earning credits at Oxford.
If any New Zealand high school students want to ask about life at Oxford or Swathmore, please get in touch with AIC; we could put you in touch with Gillian or Eddie. We’re sure they’d be happy to talk; they haven’t got much else to do at the moment!
*Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate