International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Jonathan Van Santen

Having grown up as a landlocked Canadian with a love for sailing and seafood, I am excited to live on the Yantai coast and experience life in a new culture! My wonderful wife, Rebekah, and I were married in 2015 and share a passion for coffee and adventure. I believe the joy of teaching comes through engaging students with real-life problems and enabling them to discover and create together. When I am not studying or teaching, I enjoy reading, baseball, and choral music.

Jonathan Van Santen
Secondary Social Studies Teacher

B.A. History, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON
B.Ed. Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON