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A DP grad looks at 40: Part two—to alumni

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Tara McCook returns to share the impact an IB experience makes in world that is rapidly advancing. Tara says, “the last twenty years have seen a radical transformation in the [...]
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When did reading become ‘uncool’?

Reading for pleasure helps to build literacy, confidence, well-being, development, educational attainment and social skills. If established at a young age, it can inspire a long lasting love of reading, offering a fun way to let imaginations run wild, and an exploration of different places and life experiences. However, reading for fun declines between ages […]

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On language, linguistics and writing

Language is a crucial component of communication, which in turn is essential in our everyday lives. Three Diploma Programme (DP) graduates are here to help you understand and communicate better; whether you are looking for some guidance on crafting the perfect essay, understanding, looking into career options for language-related degrees or interested in studying complexities […]

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What it means to be educated

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. We welcome Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Alyssa Fernandez, who shares her current experience as an educator after graduating from her IB school, Allen High School in Texas, USA.

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Why we should embrace change

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Sekolah Pelita Harapan Sentul City in Indonesia, Maharani Hariga shares why she chose to attend university in Japan as well as the lessons she learned from changing careers […]

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Fireside chat unites generations of students

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. We welcome Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Rya Buckley who recently attended a “fireside chat” at her alma mater, St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Canada to help transition DP candidates.

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IDUs in tiny MYP schools (Part 1): When small is beautiful

Gjøvikregionen International School is typical of smaller, state-subsidized English schools in Norway. With just one class in each year from PYP1 to MYP5 and up to 200 students, these tiny schools have the capacity to successfully develop unique, engaging, and complex programmes. Annie Termaat, Secondary Principal at Gjøvikregionen International School tells us more.