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Alumni Pathways


Dolphin Graduate Pathways

Like all international schools, NIS students enter and leave at a variety of times during the academic school year, at a variety of ages and after varying lengths of stay. Regardless of their time at NIS, former students are all considered alumni, whether they officially graduated from NIS or not. 

NIS students continue to inquire, inspire and impact wherever they go! A majority of graduates continue their education in colleges or universities in the U.S., U.K. or Canada, and some at a growing number of universities in Japan that offer programs based in English. 

The NIS Class of 2021

On May 29, 2021, 34 students from the Class of 2021 graduated from NIS, representing 12 nationalities (Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, and the US.). The universities and colleges that accepted them are listed below. 

We wish the most recent group of Dolphins the best of luck as they pursue their dreams around the world!


  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • California Lutheran University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Clark University
  • Emory University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • George Washington University
  • Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Macalester College
  • Michigan State University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University (2)
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Stony Brook University (SUNY)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego (2)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2)
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland (2)
  • University of San Francisco (2)
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University


  • Mount Allison University
  • University of Waterloo


  • Hosei University (5)
  • International Christian University (ICU) (4)
  • Ritsumeikan (2)
  • Sophia University (6)
  • Waseda University


  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzen * (China)
  • University of Nottingham in Ningbo * (China)
  • Zhejiang University (China)
  • The American University of Paris  (France)
  • University of Amsterdam (2) * (Holland)
  • Leiden University * (Holland)
  • Maastricht University * (Holland)
  • Semmelweis University (Hungary)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) * (Korea)