Name: Regina Damigou
Track: International Baccalaureate
From: European School of Brussels
Destination: Exeter University
Regina joined International in her junior year, after
moving to San Francisco from Belgium.
Explain an aspect of the IB program that you liked.
In my Theory of Knowledge class, we related what we
learned in the classroom back to the real world. My
TOK presentation revolved around issues that had just
happened—the Eric Garner case and Charlie Hebdo—
and I used what I learned in the classroom to compare
Tell us about your service learning experience.
Because John Muir is a public school with many
economically disadvantaged students, things that I
might take for granted—like a meal on the table every
night—might not be something that they have. Also, the
way they’re educated is very different from the way I’m
educated because they’re in very large classrooms. Even
though they were very young, I learned a lot about how
they enjoy life and deal with the struggles they face.
Name: Nicolas Thayer
Track: French Bac
From: French American
Destination: Reed College
Tell us about an “aha moment” that you had.
One thing I realized this year in terms of my future career
possibilities is that I don’t want to work in a science lab
all my life, because I want to be in close connection
with people. I want to see the people that I’m affecting...
hopefully I’ll be affecting people! I want to understand
different ways of living, how people live in different
countries, and all the differences that I have with other
people that might be good or bad. It is important to me to
understand what hardships other people go through.
Qu’est-ce que tu dirais a un étudiant qui veut faire
le Bac scientifique
Pour moi le Bac-S a été génial. Ça a été surtout des
sciences, mais aussi un peu d’humanités, un peu de
langues, un peu d’art puisque je suis en Option Théâtre,
donc c’était un peu un mélange de tout. Et puis les
personnes qui sont dans le Bac, on est une famille. On
est 22 cette année et on est vraiment très proche l’un de
l’autre, donc ça aussi ça a été génial.