I’m a pre-med student majoring in Biology and minoring in Statistics. I’m very math and science oriented, but I love that ISP encourages me to take classes and develop skills outside of those directly related to my major. The ISP curriculum and the subsequent BFS seminars have improved my reading and writing skills immensely. My ISP classes in subjects including philosophy, classics, and anthropology emphasized critical reading, logical thought, and analytical writing. These are skills that I now apply to my math and science pursuits daily. I feel that ISP, in pushing me to be a more well-rounded and thoughtful scholar, has given me a large advantage at Penn. I am truly grateful for the program.