Exactly ten years ago, in 2005, I left AIS with the german “Abitur”. Like so many other people at this school I visited a couple of schools within Germany and Europe, but AIS was some kind of special in a very positive way. Small classes with a good speed of learning, international spirit and good friends… that’s what I am thinking about AIS.
After having finished school, I studied sport management and now I am working for a pro ice hockey team in Cologne, Germany, the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks). My job is to organize the ice hockey games in the LANXESS arena with up to 18.500 spectators, to produce the show, videos and to plan, organize the personnel, and so on…
Although it is a lot of stress, I love what I do. There are not much better feelings than having a big crowd in the arena and our team scores in overtime, so we head to the playoff finals, which happened in 2014. The emotions are indescribable.
A couple of years ago we came back to the Canadian Section at AIS with former NHL players and it was a great experience and a good feeling to be back at school again. In addition, we gave every year free tickets to AIS, so everyone could see our games. It’s good to still have a connection with my last school I went to.
Looking back to that time, I am really thankful for the years at AIS. I learned positive and negative things for life and it was always interesting to see that international spirit. You only have to watch the news to see that life is (or at least should be) about tolerance and diversity. AIS is not only a normal school, it is a school for your life.
Florian Chroscz, Sports Manager