Louis on a recent field trip to Rome.

Where are you these days?

I am enrolled in 10th grade at a Danish Catholic school in Vejle called Saint Norberts. I chose to go here because I wanted to become more fluent in Danish and also to try something different [editor’s note: Louis moved to Denmark in 2015]. After this extra year, I will either go to Kolding IB Gymnasium or Rødkilde Gymnasium.

What did you carry with you from ISB that has been the most valuable so far?

There are many valuable skills that I have carried from ISB such as my critical thinking skills, my high-level English skills, my teamwork skills, my analysis skills and many more. ISB has taught me too many things to list.

What part of the transition have you found the most challenging?

Transitioning to my new school was actually very difficult because all the classes are in Danish so I understood very little at first. I sat through many classes not knowing what was going on, but little by little I am beginning to understand more Danish and coming closer to my goal of fluency.

Now that you’ve been out in the “real” world, how has your view of ISB changed?

Now that I am “out there” in my further education, I realise how important ISB has been to my life. I don’t think I ever fully appreciated ISB while I attended the school. I now realise that ISB is a gem in a giant sandpit of dull schools. ISB has taught me in such a way that I have been shaped into a unique and critical thinking individual filled with creativity, hopes, dreams and ambitions.

What do you miss the most?

I used to joke about the food quality at ISB with my classmates. But now, ironically, the daily healthy hot meals of ISB are one of the things which I miss the most. ISB kids have it good I tell you!