The progress of BISLA alumni has been one of our college’s most remarkable achievements since the first cohort’s graduation in 2009. Our alumni community is composed of more than 150 former students who became successful young professionals in variety of areas as the politics, media business, non-profit sector, but most importantly they give back to society. BISLA alumni acquired the skills and knowledge that enabled them to continue their studies at the most prestigious universities in the world.
Our Alumni said about BISLA
Barbara Kelemen (London School of Economics) BISLA alumnus 2017: For me, BISLA will always be the place where all your aspirations and ideals can come true. In addition to providing one with a second home, the fact that every single person at BISLA is a part of the community does wonders and creates the atmosphere where everything is possible. Besides, there is no other place where discussions and conversations are so meaningful and personal as they are in our favourite BISLA's living room.
Ľuba Riapošová, BISLA alumna 2010: The main lesson I took away from BISLA was the ability to consider things in context, analyse them critically, and not take anything for granted. I gained the ability to express and to defend my point of view. Besides that, I had a chance to meet truly unique people during the three wonderful years of my studies at BISLA.
Jozef Majerník, BISLA alumnus 2012: I have loved reading books since I was a child, but it was only BISLA that really taught me to read them and find in them entire hidden worlds. Experienced professors and enthusiastic schoolmates provided consistently excellent support for this demanding, though very important, effort. What I learned at BISLA has become the basis of my success up to now and in the future.
Adam Petrikovič, BISLA alumnus 2014: Studying at BISLA gave me much… new schoolmates, great friends, unique lecturers and numerous unforgettable experiences. And above all, studying at BISLA has taught me to think – face problems and search for solutions in a way that is somewhat strange to present-day man. Indeed, it was BISLA that taught me that more important than the answer is the question itself. BISLA is different… it is individual, personal, intimate. It is critical. It is modern while still founded on tradition. It is all about what a young and curious person can wish for… and even much more!
Eva Krajňáková, BISLA alumnus 2012: I decided to study at BISLA not only for its attractive courses, taught by prominent experts primarily in English, but also because next to acquiring knowledge, this college emphasizes critical thinking that enables its alumni to act with aplomb in various environments and professional settings. Thanks to BISLA, I have become self-confident when talking to significant people in political and cultural life. I believe that other Slovak schools would not have enabled me to develop my personality to such a level, which makes me grateful to this one.