Alex, from the Class of 2020, is in her last undergrad semester in Florida, excited about the next chapter in her educational journey
Since 1964, thousands of students have called NIS home. Whether they have been a member of our community for just a short while or for their entire school life from preschool through high school, graduates and former students can be found in all corners of the globe, following their passions and having an impact in their communities in a variety of ways. We love to share their stories! Read below to see how our students have Inquired, Inspired, and Impacted their way out in the world, beyond Nakashidami.
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Nicole, Class of 2021, fell in love with Europe on her travels there and now is amazingly studying medicine in Italy - in Italian!
Ash, class of 2021, is living in Oregon, enjoying his Architectural studies, while looking fondly to the past and appreciating NIS.
Lorna from the class of 1973, is enjoying retirement in Canada, while still enjoying some time in the classroom teaching
Mina, class of 2022, enjoys being involved with the UN while studying International Relations in Canada.
Amillia, class of 2020, is chasing her passion in Sydney, Australia studying veterinary medicine while missing her pet snake and lizards back home
Yoko, class of 2018, after graduating from Johns Hopkins in the US is now enjoying her time at TMDU in Tokyo balancing her studies and her private time.
Coco, class of 2020, is enjoying being independent, while learning the importance of managing her own time while studying at Waseda University.
René, Class of 1980, is now a grandmother living in OK, but still looks back on her time at NIS as “the best times of [her] life!
Kenta and Purusha (class of 2011) were married in 2020 and now they are enjoying the adventures of a lifetime as they travel the world together.
Leon, class of 2021, is enjoying his studies in Tokyo, appreciating the habits instilled NIS’s IB program.
Reaping the benefits of an international education, Bailey, class of 2018, is enjoying his life and work in London, England
Maile, Class of 1982, and her husband Barry, Class of 1980, are both enjoying retirement and traveling around North America.
Luana, class of 2022, is enjoying her time in London studying fashion business and exploring the city - but she is missing the taste of Japan not found overseas.
Tatsuya, Class of 2018, is excited, and ready, to hit the ground running into the world of multinational accounting in Texas.
Mari, Class of 1984, works as a Library Technical Assistant and fondly remembers the friendships nurtured at NIS
Stacey, Class of 1986, after years is traveling for work is happy with the “new norm” of working remotely allowing her time spend with here family.
Janet, Class of 1975, echoes what many alumni say about looking back on NIS - they still miss their friends, a testament to the tight knit community that is NIS.
Sumire, Class of 1983, sets a good example for us all by continuing to help out in the community as we are all taught at NIS
Jim, Class of 1977, was influenced by many teachers at NIS in a good way leading him to a job at the front line for the safety of others.
Altamash, Class of 2017, is busy working and studying in Australia. He’s heading to medical school with dreams of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.
David, Class of 1969, is now retired, but still fondly remembers his time and the “positives” from NIS while kicking back and listening to music.
Jaylen, Class of 2013, who attended NIS from 4th grade thru graduation, has settled in Portland (for now), and excelling with his creativity.
Mackenzie, Class of 2008, bases his film direction and production work out of Tokyo. Telling stories is his business and traveling and meeting new people where his projects take him are the perks!
Paul, Class of 1970, was one of the students that influenced us becoming Dolphins! In retirement he still looks back fondly on NIS and through Friends of Nagoya International School, still helps out.
Yume, Class of 2018 (graduated 2019), while living not far from NIS is pursuing her childhood passion, while not forgetting to enjoy a cup of herb tea.
Dave, Class of 1977, is enjoying riding around Japan on his “Black Pearl” when he’s not teaching
Kai, Class of 2020, is learning how to maneuver studying (engineering), playing soccer, and all-around how to stay organized and focused at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Keith, Class of 2015, has chased his goal and now is looking for his dream job in Real Estate Development.
Ashley, Class of 2013, is navigating the challenges set forth in today’s supply chain issues, while still finding time to enjoy the beaches she is surrounded by.
Eri, Class of 2019, is enjoying the variety of classes and subjects she has been able to pursue at the University of Toronto
Hiromi, Class of 1986, is untethered in her remote work but for now chooses to live in San Antonio, Texas.
Ray, Class of 2020, is attending College in South Carolina, finding his passions in the classroom while living his passions on the volleyball and basketball courts
Paul, Class of ’80, like many of our alumni, is giving back to the community/world. Working for a NGO in Tokyo, as with many of us, he is relying on technology for work, but also using it for pleasure.
Andy, Class of ‘82, didn’t really appreciate the situation he was in at the time when he was at NIS. Understandably, he was busy trying to navigate life growing up in Japan, but looking back, he wouldn’t have had it any other way, and NIS was a major part of that.
Hayato, Class of 2015, graduated from Boston University and then grad school at Columbia University in NYC, where he now works for a large (very familiar!) global company and enjoys life in the Big Apple.
Rika, Class of 2012, is lives in London and is experiencing first hand the diversity and professionalism of an international law firm.
Hiroshi, class of 2015, is in London using skills honed in the NIS IB program to support recent recruits to smoothly transition into their work careers.
After graduating from Nagoya University, Akira, Class of 2017, finds herself back in Nakashidami. But this time she’s in front of the classroom receiving valuable mentorship and experience
Eimi (Class of 2015) continues to support both global and local communities in numerous ways. Eimi currently finds herself in New York working to combine her passion for helping the community and making the world a better place for us all!
Tony, Class of 2012, is helping invest in the future while living on the road and contemplating the "work-life balance".
After spending 13 years at NIS, from Kindergarten to graduation in 2012, Jens finds himself living his dream of being a cinematographer and video producer in New York.
Mizuho, Class of 2009, returned to Japan after college in the US to combine two of her passions - science and writing - as an editor for a publisher of scientific and academic journals!
Natsuki, Class of 2020, is settling into a year of study at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Shizuko, Class of 2018, though not too far from NIS, is navigating the cultural differences she has encountered in her learning environment.
Marie-Ève, Class of 2019, is back in her home province of Quebec pursuing creative endeavors in film both in and out of the classroom.
Kumudra, Class of 2014, is inspired to work on the tough issues at the crossroads of mobility and environmental sustainability helping to make a difference for a brighter future.
Yuta, Class of 2018, is majoring in Industrial Engineering and enjoying having helpful friends and an active university life at Purdue University in the US.
Jubei, Class of 2018, is excited to finish his university studies and start his next journey working for a major Japanese company as a game designer/developer!
Kayoko, Class of 89, fondly remembers her teachers and friends from NIS. She also reminisces about playing team sports at school and the friendships made from them
Yatana, Class of 2016, is continuing her postgraduate studies in Nagoya as a doctoral researcher.
Joyel, Class of ‘83, enjoying her time in Edmonton took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions.
Kanon, Class of 2016, has recently returned to London using her global background and education received at NIS to tackle and solve global problems.
Anna, Class of 2015, is back in Nagoya using her art education working as an Experience Designer while expanding her passion for design on the side too.
Misa, Class of 2019, while on an exchange program, is exchanging ideas with fellow students, enjoying her studies both in Tokyo and the UK.
Taiga, Class of 2020, is currently enjoying his time at the University of Washington in Seattle, balancing studies with soccer, much as he did while at NIS!
Wakana, Class of 2021, is in The Hague, the perfect place to be studying International Relations, following her passion for learning about other cultures, languages and politics!