Duncan and Bernadette FitzGerald chose AISG because they liked the people and the welcome it gave their family. As they prepare to head to a new challenge in Germany, they discuss how life changed for them and their two children, Robbie and Edie, over the past five years.
Once a Ram, Always a Ram!
We’re excited to connect you to our network of alumni (former students, faculty, and staff) from all over the world, who all share something in common with you
The connection between the school and our alumni should not end on graduation day. Even though you may have moved on, we hope AISG continues to hold a special place in your heart.
We’re thrilled our alumni are pursuing their passions, making the world a better place, and serving as incredible role models for our current Rams.
Thank you for helping AISG become a leader in international education and making us so proud.
Simone and Nathan Lieschke and daughter Abigail thrived during their time at AISG. As they leave for a new adventure in Singapore, they explain how their 11 years here helped the whole family grow.
After eight years as a counselor at AISG, Jenny Ostermiller is taking her talents to the American School in Japan this fall. Before she leaves, she chats about small apartments, bachelor degrees and what she will miss about Guangzhou.
In 2001, Julie Lindsay and Andrew Sinclair made their first move to AISG, where Julie took the post of Elementary Homeroom Teacher and Andrew started as an English teacher. The couple left for a United Nations school in Syria in 2004 and returned to AISG in 2015. Ahead of their move to Mumbai, Julie and Andrew explain how they enjoyed AISG so much, they worked here twice!
After a wonderful six years at AISG, Will and Laura Tragert and their kids, Owen, Ella and Lucy head to a new life in Germany. They will be taking their love of AISG – and some close friends with them.
As elementary school teacher Jenny Su retires, she tells how a conversation 19 years ago brought her to a rewarding new Career in teaching. From lab specialist to Mandarin teacher, Jenny's passion was awakened at AISG and lasted for nearly two decades.
The Jacobsens arrived in Guangzhou in 2008, when subway was the only western food outlet and Er Sha was still wild and overgrown. Eleven years and lots of change later, it’s time for Karen, Glenn, and their children, Aaliyah, Josiah and Angelica to return to Canada.
Director of Athletics and Activities, Mark Elliott, and wife Suzanne, a former AISG EAL teacher, are heading to the U.S. Here they discuss their move, raising their two children around the world (son Andrew, class of ’16, daughter Sophie, class of ’19), and offer some final advice to students and alumni.
Frances Chang from the Class of 2012 credits an AISG class for igniting her passion for psychology, which eventually led her to Harvard - and now, a local initiative in Washington, D.C., supporting underprivileged families with young kids. We caught up with her to see what she’s been up to lately!
Betty lin, head of visual and performing arts at AISG, holds a special place in her students’ hearts, which is why they organized a unique send-off ahead of her upcoming move to peru.
GRADUATE ANDREW ELLIOTT (‘16) REFLECTS ON AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER, THANKS TO A LIFE-CHANGING FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG LEADERS.
Creative spirit Tammy Hong ('14) is blending her love of art and history to carve out a niche for herslef.
While the entire school community is sad to see our Director go, we’re happy and grateful for all that she leaves behind
Connect With Us
We encourage you to get involved in our alumni events and help us reach out to others. We’d love to connect with you online through one of our alumni social media pages so that we can share your success stories with the AISG community and keep you up to date with news of upcoming alumni events, information about the alumni program, details for planning a visit back, and more!
“My father taught me all I know. Rather than discouraging me from becoming a musician, he encouraged me to do whatever made me happy. That’s how it started.”
--Brandon Bott, Class of 2015, Student at Northern Illinois University
“It's ok to be different. It's ok to have different interests. It's really, really great to have a passion for something. If you want to perform, if you want to be a musician, a singer or an actor then you should work on that. Put all your effort into doing what you can, to get to where you want to be... You can always learn more. The more you know, the better you get, and the more fun it becomes. “
--Pippa Rous, Class of 2016, Student at Newcastle University
"I never realized how many opportunities I got at AISG until I went to university and met friends who had a very different experience with their schooling. China Trips... Travelling to Korea for APAC Choir... That's an awesome thing. Not many people can say they've had those experiences at school.”
-- Natalie Lim, Class of 2014, Student at University of New South Wales
"My years at AISG helped me realize that I enjoy communicating with people and organizing events, making the school a welcoming and entertaining place for students. "
-- Lynn Maekawa, Class of 2017, Student at Keio University