I believe the IB program helped me immensely in enriching my life academically and personally. As an IB student, I have learned how to critically think. Many IB projects require writing with essay questions. Now, I can research and write with ease. I believe this skill prepared me while going through the college application process. IB has taught me to embrace our diverse world. We not only studied American and European History—but also Latin American History. I am double majoring in English and International Studies at UF. I discovered my interest in international relations and cultures through my exposure to IB. Although I expanded my understanding on how we gain knowledge and use it, I will never forget the friendships and mentorship IB has given me.