Lara feels that because of the strong sense of community the teacher-student relationships are closer which helps to solidify a strong learning environment. She would say the one word to describe IMS for her is “Influential”. Lara says, “IMS has pushed me academically to be the best student and person I can be. In the classroom, I’m challenged with coursework and discussions that further my understanding of a wide range of subjects. I also have the opportunity to discuss deeper topics that further my understanding of faith, my peers, and myself.” Blessings to you as you pursue your passions in college, Lara!