Lou-Eva Deschamps

Lou-Eva Deschamps
Leiden University

As a longstanding member of the ISHCMC community of 14 years, Lou-Eva has seen ISHCMC evolve from being a single campus school to an internationally renowned educational institution throughout the world. Lou-Eva proudly shares “ISHCMC has given me more diverse opportunities than my friends at other schools in Ho Chi Minh City.”

From being a ‘third culture kid’, Lou-Eva is familiar with the constant turnover of friends that is well-known in an international school environment. Thankfully, Lou-Eva has found social media as a tool to reconnect and keep friendships alive. Lou-Eva plans to stay in contact with many past ISHCMC alumni students as she settles into her new home in the Netherlands this August.

An important part of Lou-Eva’s story at ISHCMC is the comprehensive range of sports and athletics opportunities she has been exposed to. Being able to compete in regional sporting tournaments, such as the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) and ASEAN Sports and Activities Conference (ASAC), has allowed Lou-Eva to fully appreciate the need to achieve the appropriate balance between the academic demands of the IB Diploma Progamme and personal wellbeing to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lou-Eva’s passion helped form the Rhino Nation Council, which supported the delivery of large-scale international sports tournaments.

Along with exceptional time management, organizational and communication skills, Lou-Eva has sustained a positive attitude throughout the recent extended period of online learning due to COVID-19 in semester 2.

To successfully navigate the IB Diploma Programme, Lou-Eva’s advice to students embarking on their diploma journey is, “…subject selections are so important. Make sure you choose subjects that you are passionate about and are interested in. We are fortunate ISHCMC has so many options available at diploma level.”

Lou-Eva has accepted a place at Leiden University to study Psychology.