Student Clubs & Honor Societies
Student clubs and honor societies give students an avenue for pursuing their interests and passions outside of the classroom in a manner that helps them to grow and develop as leaders.
Art Club exists to inspire, create and build upon the artistic achievement of members. The club allows members to foster a special environment to grow in their interests while also raising funds to promote the arts.
Baking for the Heart
Baking for the Heart raises funds for heart patients through the love of baking by organizing bake sales twice a month and sponsoring various community outreach events throughout the year.
Big Data Club
Students learn and define the big data trends in society, discuss relevant ethical issues, build up practical skills to analyze unstructured data, and suggest new solutions to local and global communities.
Bulls and Bears Club
The main focus of the Bulls and Bears Club is a stock market game along with the principles of business management, economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and human resources. Market trends are studied to aid members in stock market game.
Business Preparation Club
BPC teaches and helps those interested in or planning to study business. Students have the opportunity to compete against other schools by producing a business plan or business case project.
Chinese Language Association (CLA)
CLA teaches students about Chinese heritage, culture, and cuisine. Students also learn how to plan Chinese lessons with their high school peers and to communicate lectures to younger students.
Club Remedi helps child patients experience different "dream" careers and keeps them focused on something other than their immediate difficulties. The club serves as a morale booster by entertaining and educating hospital patients.
Community Service Club
Community Service Club gives students different opportunities to help the community. Some projects include volunteering at a disability center, teaching English to children at an orphanage, and organizing food drives for impoverished areas in Seoul.
Compassion Club sponsors children through Compassion International by raising funds at school events and the Compassion Charity concert. We also give Christmas grams and volunteer at House of Gabriel.
ConnecTArt engages less-privileged civilians in art and music therapy. We perform at various institutions and teach people how to play instruments and make crafts, thus encouraging the arts in our local community.
EcoSave organizes campaigns, seminars, and service projects to save the environment. Past projects include the promotion of Earth Hour, hosting Korea’s WWF CEO, and cleaning the streets of Itaewon.
Engineering/JET Club introduces basic concepts of engineering in aircraft design and robotics construction. Members also dig deeper into practical, real world coding projects and applications.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student-athletes, coaches and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for Christ since the school campus can be one of the most strategic mission fields.
Film Club offers an environment for film lovers to come together and engage in discussions about movies. Members examine cinematic techniques, present artistic analyses and share in-depth film reviews.
Forensics members practice speech and debate skills, competing in tournaments quarterly with 3 debate & 7 speech categories, with a goal to develop and explore different facets of public speaking.
Global Youth Mission (GYM) Korea
GYM Korea provides services to low-income families and the community by creating "joy jars" for cancer patients, making bracelets for medical patients, making toys for animals in shelters, hosting holiday events in low-income areas, writing letters to soldiers, etc.
Guardian Fencing Club
The Guardian Fencing Club shares knowledge of fencing by providing a basic background about the sport’s history, rules and regulations, as well as fundamental skills. Students get a taste for the fencing, and they will also represent YISS in their fencing-related endeavors.
Operation Hearing Hearts accepts donations from people all over the world, and with the funds that we raise, hearing devices are bought for the elderly in our community who cannot hear and face problems in their daily lives.
Helping Kids Every Day (HKE)
HKE helps students in need by collecting the school supplies that YISS students no longer need and donating them to students who really need them. The club encourages students in the entire school to get involved.
High School Student Council (SC)
Student Council seeks to advance student life and act as the medium between students and the high school administration by organizing events to help improve student life and develop a strong school spirit.
Hitchhiker's Guide/Ink Stains
Hitchhiker’s Guide and Ink Stains gives students a chance to pursue creative writing. Hitchhiker’s Guide is a literary and art publication that spreads appreciation for student work and serves as an outlet for creativity.
Human Rights Korea
Human Rights Korea raises awareness of human rights issues within Korea and encourages students to act upon the problems by participating in human rights campaigns outside of school.
Humane Treatment of Animals (HTA)
HTA promotes animal welfare and advocates the rights of animals. Members visit an animal shelter run by a local nonprofit, CARE, to help clean shelter facilities, wash bowls, and spend time with sheltered animals.
Japanese Food & Culture Club
Japanese culture and food is explored with a cultural meeting and a cooking meeting each month. Students perform different types of Japanese activities such as calligraphy, Kirie, tea ceremony, and cooking.
Jazzed exists to "form a better community through jazz and pop." Many clubs and courses focus on classical music. Jazzed focuses on another facet of music, the beauty of the more casual jazz and pop.
The Journalism Club provides students with a unique opportunity to write for a newspaper while in school. The club gives students the opportunity to write and learn more about professional writing and more about what a career as a journalist entails.
Junior Debate Club
Junior Debate Club informs middle school students of different debating styles and train them to be better debaters. The club helps middle schoolers gain confidence and helps them when doing presentations in class.
Junior/Senior Banquet Committee
The Junior/Senior Banquet Committee is comprised of volunteering Juniors who prepare for an evening in May where we honor the graduating class. We raise funds, promote the event, and plan the evening affair.
Justice Club (International Justice Mission)
Justice Club works to further the cause of the abolition of modern slavery. Our club holds multiple fundraisers and sends 100% of our profits to IJM, while educating our community about global injustices.
Kaleidoscope members explore potential career choices, codify those explorations, and share them for collective learning across the YISS community. Members conduct informational interviews, invite guest speakers, shadow professionals in the workplace, etc.
L Crew is a group of 11th and 12th graders who set up 9th graders for success upon entering high school by hosting events, social gatherings, finals study sessions, and various classroom activities.
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)
LiNK raises funds to help fund North Korea rescue missions and refugee programs in China and surrounding nations, bringing awareness of the refugee crisis to promote their interests in our community.
Literary Society holds discussions of classical literature as well as modern texts. By providing thought-provoking inquiries of literature & current events, it provides students with a relaxed atmosphere to share.
The Medical Club gives students in-depth insight into the field of medicine by exposing them to a real-life medical environment. Members of this club shadow doctors, transport medical supplies, and assist hospital staff.
Mock Trial is a simulation involving law, debate, and critical thinking, where members take the roles of attorneys or witnesses representing the prosecution or defense and argue their case in front of a judge.
Model United Nations (MUN)
MUN allows students to study the history, current events, and foreign policies of a given nation or person they will represent at one of three conferences each year. Students gain public speaking and social skills.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is a mathematics honor society that works to inspire a keen interest in mathematics, develop a strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.
National Honor Society (NHS)
NHS' vision is “to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”
Ping Pong Club
Ping Pong Club gathers people who are interested in ping pong (table tennis) to learn more about the nature and the techniques of ping pong and improve together in order compete with fellow members and possibly in outside competitions.
Playing Volleyball with a Purpose
Playing Volleyball with a Purpose gets elementary and middle school students more involved in volleyball. The club holds open gyms, but the primary plan is to offer volleyball clinics for middle schoolers and potentially elementary students.
While programming is becoming a necessity for everyone, there aren't enough opportunities for most students to properly learn programming. The Programming Club provides opportunities for students to experience programming and learn it in an effective manner.
Red Cross Youth
Red Cross Youth raises awareness and provides the medical and everyday needs people require in order to survive. The club conducts fundraisers, volunteers, and organizes camps in schools around Korea.
Res Publica Colloquy (RPC)
RPC provides a forum for students to learn, understand, and debate with peers about contemporary world affairs. Members gather to learn about any change in the world that our members recommend.
Science Club supports the study and experimentation of various fields of science. We work throughout the year to participate in science-related events, competitions, and fairs in collaboration with other international schools.
Social Entrepreneurship Club
SEC raises funds to give micro-loans to businesses across the world through Kiva.org. Students have the opportunity to help those outside our community to build and grow a business with success.
Social Reform League
The Social Reform League brings to light issues that are present in today’s society, including: women's rights, sex trafficking, domestic violence, mental health, etc. The club raises awareness and fundraises for organizations that combat these issues.
The Spirit Club gathers ideas, promotes events, and sponsors programs to help encourage a friendly, open, and welcoming environment across all grade levels in the high school.
STEM Club teaches elementary students about the sciences, sharing the latest developments in STEM to inspire young students. The club raises funds for equipment and writes about scientific developments.
This club participates in the global Technovation Challenge, which involves building a tech startup that creates an app to impact the community. The annual competition is for all girls interested in learning programming, app development, or startup management.
The Design encourages students who wish to pursue a career in design and helps them lay a foundation. Activities practiced throughout the school year enhance the creativity of club members.
Club members raise funds for The Supply, an organization that aids poor communities and schools in African "slums," so that every kid can receive an education.
Theatre Club provides a platform for students to express themselves, allowing students to gain skills in directing, producing, writing, acting, and technical theatre. Students are encouraged to have fun.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Tri-M grows leadership and encourages musical service both within and outside the community by providing students with opportunities to practice their leadership skills and to showcase their musical creativity.
Videography Club works together to produce short films and submit them in online competitions. The club also advertises for school events through fun, artistic videos.
Visual News informs YISS students about current issues around the world in an approachable way. The club produces visual pieces about current events as well as entertainment.