Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
The Class of 2021 marks the 11th cohort to complete the rigorous and rewarding two-year IB Diploma Programme at Rome International School.
On this page you can meet some of our graduates and we will also be posting the video and photo highlights from the farewell ceremony held on Saturday 22nd May 2021.
Traditionally one of the most important events in the school calendar, this year's ceremony was organised following COVID-19 requirements and we were delighted to be able to host our most senior students and their families for a leaving ceremony on campus.
Leaving Ceremony - Highlights
Mr Thompson, Headteacher at RIS, opened the ceremony and shared his reflections on the significance of the event. The speeches by the Principal of Middle and High School, Mr Mongare as well as the Year 13 Form Tutors, Mr Fulgaro and Mr Paparusso, helped to further set the tone for a celebration that involved moments of reflection and happy memories. Globeducate CEO Mr Luca Uva, also had a special video message that was played for the leaving class.
The ceremony continued with the RIS tradition of celebrating talent. We were delighted to have Mrs Ivana Cini from the American Women's Association of Rome, who was present to award Giuseppe S. with a special 'Global Citizenship Ambassador' award. An outstanding Cello performance of Bach's Preludio della Prima Suite followed an inspiring address to his peers, by Pietro C.
Overall, Saturday 22nd May was a beautiful day that represented the end of Year 13's personal and academic experience at RIS, one that has prepared them for the challenges and opportunities that await them as they step out beyond the walls of our school.
From all of us here at Rome International School, congratulations to Year 13. You have made us proud!
What's next after RIS?
Year 13 students have received an impressive number of conditional and unconditional offers which mirror their ambition and willingness to succeed in and shape tomorrow's world.
Working closely with our University Counsellor, Ms MacCallum, the application process this year has continued to show a high number of applications to UK universities, despite Brexit, as well as applications to The Netherlands, USA, Canada and Korea!
Compared to previous years, Italy and Ireland are popular destinations with students applying to LUISS, Politecnico di Milano, University of Bocconi, University of Bologna and Rome's Tor Vergata, as well as Trinity College and University College Dublin.
The high number of applications to Italian universities is a trend partly due to the COVID-19 emergency which is influencing students worldwide to consider studying in their homeland. It is also a response to the growing number of courses offered by Italian universities that are taught in English. Italy now offers English taught courses in law, pharmacy, medicine, engineering, social sciences, business studies and economics, as well as psychology and this is attracting more international students.
Some of the UK, US, Canadian and European institutions applied to include, London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, Queen Mary's London, University of Bristol, University of British Columbia, University of Rotterdam, Erasmus University, Maastricht University, ie University, Università della Svizzera Italiana, University of the Creative Arts, University of Toronto, Boston University, NYU and the University of Warwick.
Our students have applied for a diverse range of courses such as:
- Acoustical Engineering
- Accounting and Statistics
- Business Economics and Law
- Civil Engineering
- Digital Marketing and Social Media
- Economics, Psychology and Philosophy
- History with Anthropology
- International Business
- Mechanical Engineering
- Management of International Social Challenges
Good luck Year 13, we wish you the very best as you move forward!