Meet Barbara Batten Snavely
Learn more about Barbara Batten Snavely, Alumni (attended ISL 1963 to1964)
Where are you living now?
Greensboro, North Carolina
What did you do after you left ISL?
We were transferred to Wilmington, Delaware ( Dupont) and then in 1965 were transferred to Hamm, Germany. We made 12 transfers in all when my dad worked for Dupont. He was in the construction division
What did you study at University?
German BA, UNC-G ; MA Duke University
What are you doing now?
President of Excel Wipers. A wiping cloth company
What advantages has studying at ISL given you?
Living abroad gives you a much larger scope of the world and cultures.
What advice would you give students to help them make the most of their time at ISL?
Immerse yourself in the culture and travel as much as you can!
Were you involved in any clubs/activities at ISL? What did you enjoy about them and what benefit do you think they have for students?
There were no clubs back then because the school had just been founded ( around my parents dining room table!)
Describe some of the things that ISL does above and beyond teaching and learning:
Upon visiting ISL a few years ago I was impressed with all of the different programs that it now offers. The school has come so far since its humble beginnings! Had it not been for the establishment and leadership of the alumni club reaching out I would not have known how far this school has come.
How did your time at ISL help shape you as a person?
Looking back - since I was one of the first students - it made me realize that you can accomplish great things with determination.
What do you think is unique about ISL?
Describe ISL in 5 words
innovative, diverse, successful, embracing, prosperous