The “YES” Challenge – Trying New Things at Boarding School

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So, you’re getting ready to start your first few weeks at boarding school. Your bags are (mostly) packed, you’ve started following your soon-to-be roommate on TikTok, you’re last minute cramming your summer required reading list, and trying to soak up the last bits of summer with your friends from home. The prospect of going away to school is exciting, but a bit nerve wracking. How will you find friends? What kinds of after school activities should you sign up for? Will you have fun?

在这里,在 莱辛美国学校, we know that those last few weeks before the school year begins can be exhilarating, but we also know that it’s totally normal to be a bit nervous for a big change! We have a few tips and tricks we recommend to students as they begin their next adventure here on campus, and one of our favorites is the “YES” Challenge.

The “YES” Challenge has gone around the internet a few times with varied rules. At LAS, we like to keep it simple: during your first few weeks of school, try to say “yes” to at least two new things each day. If a classmate invites you for an alpine picnic overlooking Lake Geneva, say “yes!” – when your roommate offers you some of their favorite snack from home, but you haven’t ever tried it before, give it a go and say “yes!”.

Boarding school is a tremendous opportunity to get to know other traditions, try new activities, meet new people, eat new foods, test out new skills, and discover more about yourself along the way. The first step in the process? Saying “yes” when a new opportunity is presented to you, and seeing where it takes you, will ensure you make the most out of all that your boarding school experience has to offer.

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瑞士Leysin美国学校

Leysin American School in Switzerland

莱辛美国学校位于令人叹为观止的瑞士阿尔卑斯山,有着培养人才和激励学生在教育、体育和艺术方面取得成功的历史。这所寄宿学校汇集了来自世界各地的学生,创造了一个具有全球视野和家庭氛围的校园社区。LAS提供国际文凭(IB),全面的美国大学预科课程,并为非英语母语的学生提供综合的英语语言学习(ELA)课程。