Ashley Zhou (pronounced Zo) was a senior at St Petersburg High School from 2014-15, in this sunny bayside city in the smaller Florida peninsula tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Ashley graduated first in her class and presented the valedictorian address. Then and now, she was the pride of her school; one […]
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]
An IB Diploma Programme student tells IB World magazine how helping others achieve their dreams has fine-tuned her own skills
Two schools tell IB World magazine about what they’re doing to help the environment and protect the planet San Diego, US Pacific Beach Middle School students in San Diego were inspired by 2015’s Global Youth Service Day to create a number of environmental projects. MYP student Chloe Pardo launched a webpage and social media pages, […]
Alumnus Bao “Terry” Cao writes in from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to share how his Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project at the Australian International School opened the door to a lifelong pursuit – coaching youth football and soccer.
More and more teachers are talking about it, but how can you help students become creative? IB World magazine asks educators for their tried-and-tested methods
In 2013, Marissa Jansz made the switch from teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Singapore to teaching ‘A’ Levels in Sri Lanka. Since then, Marissa has reflected on the two programmes.
Judith Joan Walker completed the full IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, and DP) in IB World Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and China. She went on to study film and film production in Australia and has now joined forces with her parents and brother to grow their family business; a social entrepreneurial venture, African Clean Energy (ACE).
After finding inspiration through her Theory of Knowledge (TOK) coursework, Marie-Louise Brown read Philosophy at University College London. She is now the Head of Citizenship at her Alma matter, the Anglo-European School in Ingatestone, United Kingdom.
We speak with Rohit Pothukuchi about his experience as a student. Rohit is a lawyer and founder of the nonprofit social network Verdeuntum.
Thanks to the work of students like Danike de Jager, the Westwood International School in Botswana has made rhino conservation and working with underprivileged youth into sustainable school projects. DP students team up with their peers at the International School in Stockholm working collaboratively to create awareness of the importance of rhino conservation and raise […]
With the support of her IB coordinator and a local librarian, Yuanling Yuan, a 2012 IB Diploma graduate from Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, North York, Canada, turned her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project into an international volunteer organization called Chess in the Library.
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
What is civic-mindedness? How does the IB play a role in encouraging individuals to reach out and help their community? A recently released research project examines these questions.
Pathways World School, Aravali teachers K.Guru Charan Kumar and Sumit M. Dargan wrote to us to share an exciting CAS project completed by their IB students. This article originally appeared on the IB Alumni Network blog.