Growing up in the duality of Chinese-Ecuadorian culture presented both challenges and opportunities for alumna Lay Wah Carolina Ching. Writing from her home in Ecuador, she reflects on how her experience in the IB Diploma Programme opened a door for her to embrace the culture and identity of others.
“I accept setbacks, bounce back from disappointment and learn from my errors” In an honest and personal story, Vedika Luthra, IB Diploma Programme student from the American School of Warsaw, explains how disappointing test marks motivated her to perform better the next time
IB World magazine investigates how physical education can incorporate the disciplines of science, making it even more stimulating and relevant to everyday lives
As a second year DP student in Venezuela, 2013 became a tumultuous year for alumna Julianna Bouso. Now a senior at the University of British Columbia, she says the experience helped her build an enriching set of values that she continues to draw upon.
We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Kristin Waites is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. By Kristin Waites With my college graduation behind me and a new job on the horizon, it’s odd to think that I won’t be […]
Alumnus Isaac Newton Acquah looks at the city of his youth – Vienna, Austria and how it has grown and changed in the decade since he graduated with his IB Diploma.
“As graduates of the Diploma Programme, we are used to striving—and thriving—with a heavy academic load,” says alumna Kimberly Righter,”but the DP was designed to be so much more than rigorous academics and career ‘success’…the DP strives to build character.”
Alumna Jackson-Irwin tells us about the road to fluency in German. She says: “The MYP allowed me to focus on the fundamentals of language acquisition before moving into more rigorous Language B coursework during the Diploma Programme (DP).”
To celebrate the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, IB Diploma Programme alumna Eva Manova tells us about the incredible opportunity to encourage young women to shine in science and maths.
In the final article of the series, IB World magazine looks at how parents can support their children through the IB Diploma Programme exams
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 […]
By Guy Worthington For the past 18 years I have been the head of several different IB World Schools in Colombia, including The English School in Bogota, Colegio Albania in La Guajira and most recently, The British International School (BIS) in Barranquilla. My goal at BIS is to become an IB continuum school – a […]
This summer, Bay Port High School IB educators Amy Richards and Vicki Quinn presented at the IB 2015 Conference of the Americas to discuss technology usage within IB classrooms. We followed up with Richards and Quinn this semester to learn more about how they integrate technology in their classrooms
By Neil Bunting Change can cause enormous stress. Whether that is a positive or negative experience depends on the individual’s perception. It is often said that getting married, the birth of your children and moving house are three of the common profoundly stressful experiences many of us go through. Some people, like myself, thrive on […]
Since graduating from the IB Diploma Programme with one the first co-educational classes at Markham College, Patty Jumbo has earned a medical degree and PhD. Now in her second post-graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University, she mentors undergraduate students and writes to inspire STEM opportunities for women and Hispanics.