It is with great pleasure that we publish an email sent to one of our teachers from an alumnus who graduated from our IB course in 2015. A wonderful example of academic success and the realization of a dream. Brava Maria Consolata and thank you for letting us participate in your happiness.
How are you? When I manage to come to Turin, it is for less than a week. For this reason, I have not had a chance to stop by and say hello. I thought I would write you an email to update you on my various adventures since I left the IB.
The first stop was in London where I finished my BA in War Studies at Kings College London. I finished in March, and I am looking forward to graduation in July.
During my vacations in the last three years, I have lived briefly in different countries.
The first year I studied in the Netherlands and Berlin for a few months.
The second year I worked as a strategist in South Africa at Cape Town, on the Human Rights Commission of South Africa. I worked for the Department of Law and Advocacy. My first role was as a consultant to individuals whose rights had been violated, subsequently, to decrease the frequency of human rights abuses I designed an actuation plan in the field, depending on the location, I interacted with a wide range of different people.
Now I am in New York at the Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta at the UN! What an exceptional Internship, I could not have asked for more. Since I was seven years old, I have dreamed of working here so it is indeed a dream come true.
In September I will move once again, just so that I don’t leave a city off my list. In Geneva, I will start my Masters in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute. They offered me a part-time internship today at a mission in the Geneva United Nations.
After this Masters, which lasts two years, I will work with an international organization similar to the one I am at now. Hopefully, before then, I will manage to find the time to come and see you!
Voilà! Here is the summary of my wanderings over the last three years. How are you? How are the projects for the Quotidiano in Classe going? It is essential to understand Dante, but it is also important to know what is happening now in the world that surrounds us. Keep up the good work…many students will be grateful! I am sending you a picture of me now at the United Nations, that way you can add it to the photo you have of me at the Comenius Project which we did together in 2014!
Maria Consolata Spano| BA (Hons) War Studies King’s College London| Italian, English, French, German