采访-海德京华毕业生被美国顶尖体育学院录取! Interview with Hyde Graduate Jeffrey Wu

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海德京华国际双语学校的学生Jeffrey Wu 收到了美国顶尖体育学院IMG体育学院的录取通知书,这所知名的学校培养出了上百名奥林匹克选手及专业运动员,包括美国男子职业篮球联赛(NBA)球员、国家橄榄球联盟(NFL)运动员、职业棒球大联盟 (MLB)。我们已经等不及采访Jeffrey了!


Hyde Academy student, Jeffrey Wu, has been offered a place at IMG

Academy, one of the top sports academies in the world which has trained hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes, including those in the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB). We couldn’t wait to ask him a few questions!


*Please scroll down to read this article in English.


Jeffrey,首先恭喜你收到理想院校的录取通知书,你一定激动极了!首先,你觉得高中申请过程如何,哪一部分你觉得比较有挑战?


谢谢!于我而言,准备托福和SSAT考试很具挑战性,尤其是阅读环节。我每天至少两个小时准备考试。


什么原因让你选择 IMG 体育学院?


我选择 IMG 体育学院是因为这所学校提供顶尖的运动设施,我去参观时,感触很深。很多我非常崇拜的运动员也是毕业于这所学校,如两位知名网球选手安德烈·阿加西和玛利亚·莎拉波娃。


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Jeffrey参观IMG学院时在篮球场小试身手


可以给同样有留学意向的学生一些建议吗?


我建议同学可以提前做好充分的准备,每天都要备考学习。我的学术成绩还可以,很好的学术成绩是申请学校的重要因素之一,如果没有理想成绩,这会影响我的申请结果。


IMG体育学院会是一个全英文的校园环境,美国的寄宿学校都是多元文化的组成,我会和来自不同文化背景的人交流,所以优秀的沟通能力至关重要。申请美国的学校面试环节是重重之重,掌握好的面试技巧在这个时候也会极其占优势。你必须提前充分了解要面试的学校还要非常认真地考虑为什么选择这所学校,能为这所学校带来什么贡献同时自己能在这所学校得到哪些方面地成长等等。


最后,找到自己非常热爱的事情并坚持下去。我非常喜爱打篮球,我想为梦想奋斗,去突破自己的舒适区,抽出时间训练去提高自己的球技。现在我又离目标近了一步。


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Jeffrey(最右边)与他的同学。


你在海德京华国际双语学校备考IMG 体育学院的经历如何? 


我8年级的时候,从北京一所不错的公立初中转到了海德京华国际双语学校,那时候是我真正下决心追求顶尖体育学院梦想的时候。我知道做这个决定需要很大的勇气。我们学校的执行校长Jennifer 与招生主管廉老师陪同我和妈妈一起参观美国的寄宿学校,她们给了我非常大的帮助与支持。这一年我不仅在各科的学术成绩进步很大,尤其我的英文突飞猛进,托福和SSAT分数也提升了很多。我非常喜欢这里的老师,他们很随和,我很感激他们对我的帮助和支持。


另外,我有了一个新爱好,玩贝斯,音乐老师张老师和魏老师总是给我讲有意思的音乐知识,渐渐地,我爱上了玩乐器。来到海德京华国际双语学校,我内心平静了很多,因为我的目标很明确-去海外知名高中IMG 体育学院追求篮球梦。


最后,请问是什么激发你对篮球的热爱?


我非常喜欢打篮球,我的梦想是在大型比赛的舞台上挑战自己。我的偶像是迈克尔·乔丹,他是我心中的篮球之王。我每天都练习篮球,有一次我连续打了十个小时的篮球!篮球是我生活的一部分。


Jeffrey,谢谢你的时间,我们很难过你要离开这里,但是已经等不急听你在IMG 体育学院新生活的故事了


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Jeffrey during his visit to IMG Academy.


Hi Jeffrey, first of all congratulations on receiving a place at the prestigious IMG Academy. You must be very excited! Firstly, what was the application process like for you, and did you find any part of it particularly challenging?  


Preparing for the TOEFL and SSAT was challenging for me, particularly the reading section. I spent at least 2 hours on test preparation everyday. 



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Jeffrey trying out the basketball court during his visit to IMG Academy.

What were your main reasons for applying to IMG Academy?

I chose IMG Academy because they offer excellent sports facilities, and during my visit to the campus I was really impressed. Several outstanding athletes that I admire also graduated from this academy such as Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova, who are both world-famous tennis players.


Can you give any advice to other students who are looking to study at an overseas school?

Start preparing early and find time to study everyday. My academic grades in a range of subjects were an important part of my application, and without good grades this would have affected my application. 


Being able to communicate well in English is also important - the student bodies at boarding schools in the U.S. are very diverse so excellent communication skills are quite important. At IMG I will be in a purely English speaking environment and will also need to communicate with other students from different backgrounds.


The interview in the application process is key, so students need to practice their interview skills during their preparation. Before the interview, it's essential to learn as much as possible about the schools you will visit and think carefully about why you are applying for this school, what contribution you can make to the school, and which areas the school can help you improve upon. 


Lastly, find something you are truly passionate about, and persist in that one thing. For me, basketball is my passion, and it has taken courage and hard work to pursue it. Now I am getting closer and closer to my goal.


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Jeffrey (far-right) with his fellow students.


How do you think your experience at Hyde Academy has helped prepare you for IMG Academy? 

I transferred from a good local public school to Hyde Academy when I was in grade 8 as I realized my passion was playing basketball and that I wanted to go to IMG. It took me a lot of courage to make such a big transition but I was really determined - Hyde Academy has offered a lot of support in preparing me for an overseas school. Jennifer, our school Administrative Principal, and Lian, our Admissions Director, both accompanied my mother and I on a visit to a number of boarding schools in the U.S., and have provided a lot of guidance and support. 


Hyde has also really helped my academic performance in all subjects, especially my English, which has improved a lot over the past year, along with my TOEFL and SSAT scores. I really like my teachers who are very kind and I am grateful for their support. In addition to this, playing bass is a new hobby of mine and both the music teachers, Mr. Zhang and Mr. Wei, have been very encouraging. 


Since arriving at Hyde Academy, I feel at peace because I have been able to clearly focus on achieving my goal and pursuing basketball abroad at IMG.


And last but not least, what inspired your passion for basketball?

I love basketball and my dream is to play at a high-level. My sports idol is Michael Jordan, he's like the God of Basketball. I play almost everyday, and there was even one time when I played for ten hours straight! Basketball is really a part of my life. 


Thank you for your time Jeffrey - we will be sad to see you leave but cannot wait to hear more from you once you have started your journey at IMG Academy this August! 



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