Life After ISKL

One of the great things about ISKL is the variety of the pathways our students take when they leave school. Universities around the globe, gap years exploring new countries, careers developing new skills - the list is as diverse as our students. 

We asked a random group of ISKL Class of '19 students about their plans after graduation, and for their thoughts about their time at ISKL. 

To a one, the students were bubbling with excitement for their future and brimming with confidence about moving on to the next phase of their lives. Here is a sample of their replies:

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Name: Tara Gross

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

What are you looking forward to most?

I am especially looking forward to experience university life, meeting new people and learning more about the topic I love the most!

What will you miss most about ISKL?

Of course I will miss my friends and the community the most! Throughout my three years I have learned valuable things which I will be able to use in the future.


 

Name: Elen Muradyan

Curriculum: Mix of IB & HS Diploma Courses

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

Workforce

What are you looking forward to most?

I am really excited to live on my own in Europe. I lived in Germany one year before coming to KL. Now I am going back, but this time alone. I am really looking forward to start my job in a new community with a new language :)

What will you miss most about ISKL?

I will miss the community, my friends, and everyone who helped me throughout my high school years to overcome the challenges.


 

Name: Dean Quinlan

Curriculum: Mix of IB & HS Diploma Courses

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Major: Political Science

What are you looking forward to most?

Being able to choose the exact courses I want to study, and having a huge pool of different people to meet and interact with.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The people who I've established relationships with throughout the years.

I'll try my best to keep in touch but it won't be the same.


 

Name: Elodie Perotti

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?
Going to University, changing the world one step at a time and studying on becoming a teacher in Australia. 

If you are applying to Australian universities what do you plan to do in the break?
I am going to go live in Switzerland with my grandparents, find a job in a nursery and spend time with childhood friends. Make the most of it. 


What are you looking forward to most?
Graduation. In other words walking down the stage, but if you're talking about the future it would be living in a foreign country as I have never lived in Switzerland. But I am mostly looking forward to completing my own and independent adventure. 

What will you miss most about ISKL?
My friends, the community, the comfort, studying new things and the opportunities I was given. 


 

Name: Sarah Kossler   

Curriculum: Mix of IB & HS Diploma Courses 

What are your plans for life after ISKL?
University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?
Attending: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (US) - Nutrition and Dietetics with Culinary Arts 

Other acceptances: 
St. Louis University (US)
Mercyhurst University (US) 

What are you looking forward to most?
I am really looking forward to the new adventures and experiences that are in front of me. I am super excited to start learning about something that I am passionate about and meet people who can educate me in this field. There are also great study abroad programs that are offered in college. I am hoping that sometime in the future I can go to Europe and be immersed in the food culture there. I think I would learn a lot and have a fun time exploring the country.


What will you miss most about ISKL?
ISKL will always be a memorable place for me. I will miss the Global Action Program (GAP) and all the amazing experiences in volleyball, dance, forensics, thespians, and the National Art Honor Society (NHAS). All the activities and sports I have been a part of were truly enjoyable and I was around a great group of people. 


 

Name: Shea Al Busaidy

Curriculum: Mix of IB & AP certificate courses

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

Gap year while I apply for Her Majesty's Royal Navy

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Her Majesty's Royal Navy

What are you looking forward to most?

New experiences and friends but also being in a new place.

I have lived in KL for the last 8 years so moving away will seem strange to me.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

Our amazing community. Everyone is so accepting and polite.

I’m going to miss the way our school all fits together and works as a whole.


 

Name: Alia Acepah

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: Monash University, Malaysia

What are you looking forward to most?

The independence.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The people.


 

Name: Leonie Gross

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student 

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

What are you looking forward to most?

I am looking forward to the independence and individuality that I will be able to explore on my own, as well as my lifelong dream of studying music as a soon to be college student. On top of that, being able to finally wander along the English streets and indulge in old memories of the past while looking back at my achievements and character development.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

I will definitely miss the togetherness and support that has built up during the past years while we all work at our own pace to reach our goal and graduate.


 

Name: Laura Philippe

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: The Hotel School of The Hague (Netherlands)

Other acceptances:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • IESEG School of Management (France)
  • EDHEC Business School (France) ESCP (France)
  • KEDGE Business School (France)
  • Vatel Hospitality School (france)
  • Oxford Brookes University (UK)

What are you looking forward to most?

Learning about hospitality.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

How ISKL is so international.


 

Name: Ties Harland

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

What are you looking forward to most?

Learning more about my course: aerospace engineering.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The strong sense of internationality.


 

Name: Olivia Reeves

Curriculum: Mix of IB, AP & HS Diploma Courses

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

Other acceptances:

  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • King’s College London (UK)
  • University of Kent (UK)
  • University College Utrecht (Netherlands)

What are you looking forward to most?

I am most looking forward to the independence that comes with being a university student in a new country far away from home, not to mention the new opportunities that living back in Europe will provide me. Having spent 9 years of my life in Europe, I feel very much at home there, and I am ecstatic to spend the next 4 years there as well.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

I will undoubtedly miss the people I have met and the friends I have made, although I know that many of them will be friends for life.


 

Name: Mauricio Arboleda

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

What are you looking forward to most?

The independence and a focused learning experience.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The community and its amazing facilities.


 

Name: Amir Azman

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

What are you looking forward to most?

Travelling.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The experiences throughout high school in clubs and sports.


 

Name: Kritika Agrawal

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: University of Toronto (Canada) - Rotman Commerce

Other acceptances:

  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Bath (UK)
  • King's College London (UK)

What are you looking forward to most?

I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

ISKL's vibrant and tight-knit community.


 

 

Name: Mia Kuchner

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: American University (USA)

What are you looking forward to most?

The classes and the new city— there are some really interesting classes to take as well as a ton of opportunities in the city!

What will you miss most about ISKL?

My friends.


 

Name: Bertille Buisson

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university, which universities have you received acceptances for?

Bishop's University (Canada)

Concordia University (Canada)

What are you looking forward to most?

The independence and fresh start with new people, new teachers and sports teams.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

The opportunities ISKL granted me.


 

Name: Nuria Bahr

Curriculum: Full IB diploma student

What are your plans for life after ISKL?

University, college, further education

If you are going to university which universities have you received acceptances for?

Attending: University of British Columbia (Canada) - Media Studies

Other acceptances:

  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • University of Iowa (US)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • University of Leeds (UK)
  • University of Dundee (UK)
  • Loughborough University (UK)
  • Bath Spa University (UK)

What are you looking forward to most?

Meeting new people and experiencing my program.

What will you miss most about ISKL?

I will definitely miss my friends and teachers.