Member Spotlight: John Liu

John Liu Member Spotlight 

Name: John Yi Liu

Title: Regional Coordinator for University and Career Guidance 

Institution: Yew Chung International School of Shanghai and Yew Wah International School 

What drew you to the world of international admissions?

It was calling. As an educator, I have always wanted to help guide students and families to explore the students potential, university guidance and career counseling provides the perfect avenue

What is your favorite part of the job?

Laughing with students along the application journey

How has International ACAC played a role in your career?

I have had the amazing opportunity to learn from, collaborate and be inspired by colleagues from around the world

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing our profession today?

Equity and access. The disparity of resources and counseling available amongst international schools

When you aren't working, what do you like to do?

Singing gospel music and playing basketball

Describe yourself in five words.

Trying to have a servant heart

What place is on your travel bucket list?


If you could be a fictional character, who would it be and why?

Frodo Baggins – how many people can be a ring carrier?

What is your favorite food?

Bagel with Cream Cheese and Jelly

What are your must-haves for your suitcase?

Sneakers and workout clothes and a book on a historical topic

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Shan Li - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Congratulations, John! You sure deserve that award. Really appreciate for creating a learning/networking platform for school-based counselors in Shanghai. You are a great leader & asset for our community!

Sonja Phongsavanh - Monday, June 29, 2020

Congratulations, John! So well-deserved. Thank you for going the extra mile and sharing and giving so much of yourself with students, your colleagues, and your community. I have learned so much from you!

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