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Canberra, Australia - March 14, 2014: A woman walks down steps before the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.

All work and no CAS makes Jack a dull applicant

In a first for the country’s tertiary institutions, the Australian National University is adopting a more-holistic admissions system that considers co-curricular activities alongside academic results. For Australia’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, the changes may make an already auspicious qualification even more valuable. DP graduate of Pembroke School and student at the Australian National University, […]

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On science and people

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 Xavier Bofill De Ros, who shares his journey into a profession in the sciences and more about his work with gene therapy.

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Stanford PhD’s supercharge DP research skills

The Future Advancers of Science and Technology (FAST) program was created by Stanford University students to provide mentorship and scientific resources to students outside of school. Students at Andrew P. Hill High School receive support from FAST volunteer mentors to fund, develop and present their science projects.

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What’s the use of studying language?

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 Viola Wiegand, who shares her expertise on careers in linguistics. Viola graduated her IB program from Felix Klein Gymnasium in Germany.

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Navigating the “first-gen” label

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community with the​ ​graduate voices​ series. We welcome alumni contributor Kymberley Chu to share her perspective on life after graduating from the​ ​Diploma Programme (DP​)​ at ​the Universal American School (UAS) in Dubai​.

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IB educational opportunities abroad: UWC

One UWC alumna tells us how she found her way from Bolivia to UWC-USA in New Mexico and then to Switzerland, where she volunteers for the UWC Swiss Association to select Swiss students and residents to attend a UWC. We also share the perspective of a Swiss student on his UWC experience.