What are you up to these days?
Right now I’m attending Rosborg which is a Danish gymnasium in Vejle. It’s going well so far. My main subjects are English, French actually!…Social Studies, and then, of course, Danish.
What was it like starting another new language?
I’ve always been fascinated by French, I guess, and I love learning new languages. So I decided to take a risk, and was like “I’m going to learn how to speak French!”
What has the transition been like otherwise?
It’s been difficult having to transition into speaking Danish every day. I am Danish, I speak Danish at home. But it was mostly about having to learn to write down my notes in Danish and formulate myself and such.
Are there things that you’ve brought with you from ISB that have been helpful?
Definitely open-mindedness towards new places and people in general, and a positive attitude. I have a huge curiosity when it comes to learning and new things and different subjects. And I also think the work ethic that we get at ISB has really helped me. We don’t really get grades the first year, so I actually don’t know, but I feel like it’s going ok!
What is it about ISB that encouraged those things?
Well, I definitely think the teachers are a big part of it, because at ISB the teachers are so inspiring and extraordinary because they’re so passionate. And that really helped me to motivate myself to want to learn more.
What are your plans for the future?
I would love to do volunteer work in the future. Especially because I miss Zambia. That trip [in M5] was just amazing. I want to make a difference and put a smile on people’s faces. I’m saving up money right now, actually, so that I can go after these three years in gymnasium. I don’t really know where I will go—I guess I’ll have to see when that time comes. Right now I just know I want to go out and travel. If corona allows it, of course.