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Join us in welcoming YIS’s newest chapter in Malaysia!
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) officially kicked off in September with over 35 members in attendance. Students across three grade levels gave rousing two-minute pitches for the seven executive positions up for election. Due to its large size, the club will have two different sections meeting on Thursdays and Fridays after school, and will host a monthly Speaker Series, with parents from the finance and investment industry coming to speak with students about their careers, finance and investing. The club is also planning excursions to the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and bank and trading offices in the city.
For the first meeting, ISKL Chapter president Cate V. led an interactive Investment and Money Management Simulation Game, with students moving between stations to allocate $10,000 of “money” each into a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Students also got to choose from four jobs, Investment Banking Analyst, Junior Trader, Research Analyst and Junior Accountant, before deciding on a city of residence, transportation and various other expenses.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), established in 1965, is the first fully accredited international school in Malaysia and is home to more than 1,500 students from over 60 countries. ISKL is a private and nonprofit, parent-governed school accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), through the U.S.-based Western Association of School and Colleges and is also accredited through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), the first IB accredited school in Malaysia.