The International School of Kuala Lumpur
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ISKL’s positive, caring and collaborative culture was evident from the very first moment I stepped on campus more than 11 years ago. This same culture is evident in the active involvement and strong connection of our alumni family all around the world who regularly come back to visit, organize reunions, share their news, memories and insights, and support those who follow in their footsteps.
We deeply value the connection with past students, parents, faculty and staff who have all shared the unique experience that is ISKL. We encourage you to continue to share the Panther spirit and register here to stay involved and engaged with our community through this, our new ISKL Alumni Community website. The journeys of our alumni portray an important aspect of our success and effectiveness as a school. Your continued engagement and feedback will help us be a better school.
We look forward to hearing about where your journey has taken you and welcome the opportunity to strengthen our connection as a united ISKL global community.
Yours in partnership,
Head of School
Vishnu Venkatesh ('01)
Group Digital for Petronas in Kuala Lumpur
“I'm very thankful that the experience helped mold my worldview and kept me thinking and questioning things wherever I found myself in life after high school.”
Dylan Alcock ('12)
"My initial interest in photography started when I took an elective class at ISKL with Mr Paul Ubl. His stories about Ansel Adams and his time photographing the US were inspiring. "
Ankit Panda ('08)
Stanton Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
“I kept up MUN in college, but I'll never forget taking charge as secretary-general at IASAS MUN 2007, when KL hosted!”
Patrick Jonsson ('02)
Film Score Composer
“I always thought the music teachers at ISKL were great teachers. I had many, and learned so much from each of them.”
Ayesha Zulkifly ('06)
ISKL Teaching Intern
“ISKL's campuses have always been surrounded by a natural landscape with lush jungle in our backyard and the Klang Valley mountains hugging the community and bringing us closer together. As the Ampang Hilir campus emerges and settles into its new location, we honor elements from the memorable old campuses that remind us of ISKL's legacy in Kuala Lumpur and beyond.” Ayesha Zulkifly, artist.
Ed Moline ('03)
Script Writer and Producer
“ISKL instilled an attitude in me that if you wanted something to be different in the world, you should go out and make that difference yourself.”
Naheda Sahtout ('05)
Doctoral Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan
“If I could go back and work in ISKL, I would do so in a heartbeat. ISKL challenged me to believe and be who I wanted to be and that sort of environment is truly something I hope it continues to put forth.”
Dr. Elena Azizan (‘05)
Former ISKL IB Scholar
“ISKL IB education was very useful for me as it gave me the first taste of research which I did through the extended essay in Chemistry with Mrs Goh. It...shaped my passion for scientific research which resulted in a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and led me to my current choice of career as a research lecturer in UKMMC (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre).”
Antti Koskelainen ('06)
“Finding your passion and eventually building a career that's both meaningful and fulfilling is a life-long process. So, don't think you need to have it all figured out by the time you're in high school – nobody does.”
Kevin Gaw ('78)
Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education at Bryant University
What keeps us connected? Our third culture kid identities. Our shared experiences during our formative years. We don't have to explain much to each other when we tell our stories – we already get the contexts. Our shared post-ISKL experiences in our home countries that highlight how we are a bit different from those who have never been outside their countries/cultures – which unites us. Our continued interests in diversity and the multicultural world.
Tracy Candler (‘99)
(Recipient of the John G. Hadwen Award in 1999)
“Junior year I traveled with a group of students and teachers to the Philippines on the Habitat for Humanity trip. The whole week we were serving and working hard to help the people of this village. We stayed with a local family and I remember feeling overwhelmed by their generosity. They had so little, and yet gave us so much. The week was sweaty and tiring, but so satisfying. I very clearly remember riding back to the mainland on the ferry, with an overwhelming sense of peace.”
Anne Chua (‘15)
Junior Doctor, Southampton General Hospital, UK
“ISKL had the slogan of 'big school opportunities with small school feel' and I think that pretty much sums up my experience at ISKL. ISKL (the old Ampang campus) was the smallest international school I attended but was also the closest knit community I had throughout my childhood years. I made some of my closest friends during my time at ISKL as well as the closest relationships with teachers and staff members. After having moved around a few times, it felt like the perfect way to conclude four years of high school at ISKL, being in a community that I felt that I belonged to.”
Professor Vinodh Venkatesh ('01)
Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech, US
“ISKL was an incredible experience. The academic preparation was excellent and the extracurricular resources offered by the school are really topnotch.”
“Although our time at ISKL was brief, it felt like we had been part of the community for decades. We never felt lost or out-of-place. My daughter was treated like she belonged right from the start. If we could, we would take this school and its teachers with us everywhere we go.”
Andre Sun (‘08)
IB English Teacher in Shanghai, China
“ISKL is and will always be an important part of my life. It's one of the main reasons why I want to pursue my career in education and especially in an International school. I love making a difference to the world in a positive way.”
Tony Pietra Arjuna ('96)
“You can take me out of international school but you can't take it out of me!” Tony Pietra Arjuna ('96)
Adrien Dorleans (‘18)
Engineering Student, University of Glasgow
“My favourite memories are Swimming IASAS; every one of them had a euphoric feeling about them on the final day, jumping in the pool with our coaches, team mates and new friends from other schools, the perfect culmination of a season’s efforts. It’s a feeling I doubt I’ll ever be able to replace.”
Matt Nobles (‘02)
Chief Compliance Officer with GE Gas Power MENASA, Dubai
“I had such a great experience…the teachers were fantastic! My Middle School teachers, Mr Teppen in Science and Mr Fish in Math, were dynamic, interesting, with tons of energy. They made everything real in their teaching methods, with lots of fun thrown in, especially Mr Fish. His thing was he could walk on his hands...he would walk up and down the hallway on his hands, just to get a rise out of the kids.”
Julius Lim ('95)
“We have launched B&B Labs as a true blue Malaysian homegrown brand and my goal now is to make M-beauty also a global force to be reckoned with.” Julius Lim, Class of '95
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