Daniela MacArena Alvarez Baringo completed the IFP in 2015 and went on to Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations, graduating with a 2:1 in International Relations in July 2018. As part of her undergraduate degree at Queen Mary she had the opportunity to spend a year aboard at Boston College in the United States. Daniela reflects for us on her time at Queen Mary.
The IFP was crucial to succeed on my undergraduate studies at QMUL. After IFP my English and academic skills improved significantly and I was more than confident to achieve my goals. All four years at QMUL were incredible but I remember IFP and my Exchange year at Boston College as the best years of my life. I would recommend IFP to everyone who comes from another country. Moving abroad is never easy and it is a year of adaptation and of getting to know new people with the same circumstances. Every year I did internships during the summer. I went to NGOs to help in anything which was needed, which later inspired me to write my dissertation on this topic and my experience with these NGOs. Now, one month after graduation I will start working in NYC for the Spanish Mission at the United Nations. I still cannot believe it!! I am the happiest person in the world! Thank you QMUL for everything!