Kan Funayama grew up in Japan, before moving to Vietnam and enrolling at the British International School Hanoi (BIS Hanoi) in 2016. Kan remained with the school for five years until he graduated in 2021. During his time at BIS Hanoi, Kan made lasting memories and formed invaluable connections with his peers and teachers.
During his studies, the experiences Kan gained as part of the IB Programme enabled him to broaden his perspective on learning. The programme gave him the opportunity to explore his creativity and learn to create something fresh from scratch: to fill in the blank sheet of paper rather than just memorising what’s on it. IBDP experience was invaluable preparation for the next stage of Kan’s educational journey: studying at King’s College London, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
"To me, the IB Programme is similar to life; it cannot be accomplished just through cramming. The programme showed me that with diligent effort and an inquisitive mind, you can open any door that leads you down the right path. It may be challenging, but it is a worthwhile adventure."
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