International School Savremena’s student Matija Šarenac shares impressions from Yale summer school

Our student Matija Šarenac spent his summer in a truly different way! With International School Savremena’s recommendation, Matija was at Yale University’s summer school, Yale Young Global Scholars, returning enriched by invaluable experience and full of positive impressions. Matija is Savremena's student who earned a distinction diploma, having passed his IGCSE exams with seven A's, a praise worthy accolade for a 17-year old young man.

Unique opportunity for secondary school students worldwide

Yale University is one of the most renowned universities in the world, ranked third among American universities, behind only Harvard and Princeton.

Through open calls and ambitious “top student” programmes, this university provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students all over the world to spend some time in summer academic enrichment and leadership programmes, which can certainly be an important asset later, when it is time to apply for this or some other university.

Savremeni gimnazijalac Matija Šarenac na letnjoj školi

Yale Young Global Scholars programme gathered outstanding students like Matija, who participated in one of nine interdisciplinary sessions and immersed themselves in a global learning community.

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet my peers from over 90 countries”

Matija says that the Yale Young Global Scholars programme was an extraordinary experience.

I made a lot of new friends and it seemed amazing how talking to some of them managed to fully flesh out my outlook at a number of topics. I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet students from over 90 countries. The whole experience was great and now I am sure that studying in the States will be my next step, said Matija.

I learned so many new things through attending numerous lectures and seminars in the Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship programme, as well as talking to my peers, and I would recommend visiting Yale to everyone, he added.

Savremena always supports its students on their way to advancement

The principal of Savremena, Svetlana Belić Malinić, emphasised the importance of the learning culture which is fostered at school. "Our students have an opportunity to explore various academic paths before they make a decision about their further education. Learning experiences in summer schools organised by the top universities inspires our students to outperform at Cambridge exams and join the world class academic programmes in the USA and Europe", she proudly added.

Savremena took this opportunity to support one of its own, as it always does. Along with Matija’s perseverance, a recommendation from his school and all the required documents made his wish come true! 

We wish him a lot of success in similar projects!  May his aspirations continue to be ignated throughout his educational journey!

Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.