Class of 2016
After I graduated from BISC, I spent the holidays on the very well deserved holiday. I was preparing myself for the new challenges for the following months. However the real vacations started for me just after I received the official IB results. Although I had already taken the admission test and had received offer from the University, there were still some requirements I had to meet. It turned out that results were even much better than expected.
Therefore in September 2016 I started my Bachelor Course in International Politics and Government at Università Bocconi in Milan. Although it is one of the best Universities in the Europe, my main motivation to come to Italy was not only the Bocconi reputation but also the will to deepen my knowledge of the Italian language and its beautiful culture. However the course I take is a step in order to realize my dreams about my future. I also hope that during my academic career I will already be able to carry on the mission of BISC: "making the world a better place". This slogan is obviously not the only thing I learnt in BISC, but one of the most important ones!
I study with people from all around the world, learn in English books but I live the "Dolce Vita" Italian life. Each 2-3 weeks I come back home, to Kraków, where my heart belongs. I hope that the experience of studying abroad will prepare me for the future and I will be able to bring it all back to Poland, to my home country.
The IB programme has been a tremendous experience for me.
During my time in BISC I have pursuit my interest in Modern Languages, as well as discovered new ones, such as Psychology or Computer Science.
When choosing a university, it was crucial to me to continue growing in different areas; it was thus a pleasure to have been accepted to St. Andrews University in Scotland.
There, I study French and German with the addition of a third subject, Management.
I found the transition from IB to university life incredibly smooth, as the IB programme has
prepared me very well for the independent learning required in higher education.
What I most enjoyed in BISC was the close contact with teachers, allowing for individual, and sometimes even personalised teaching. This enabled me to make great progress, learn how to critically approach diverse topics, and generally find joy in the process of learning.
I now look forward to continuing my education with the same passion and enthusiasm I had while in BISC.
After graduating from BISC, I went to study Industrial Product & Furniture Design at Istituto Marangoni, in Milan, Italy. I've found my place in the design world - at least when it comes to studying. I'm being taught by professionals, participating in contests, and truly enjoying the fabulous life in Italy.
Since leaving BISC a few months ago I'm studying Pharmacology at University College London. It's a very small course full of international students (just under 30 people), slightly reminiscent of the classes back at this school. I'm also doing various activities there like hosting a radio show, music, and fencing.