“I hope to continue applying the skills acquired through the DP, pursuing my passion in working with different groups of people, and finding innovative strategies to positively shape our neighborhoods and communities.”
If you had to do the DP again what would you do differently? Alumna Ruth Mwangase has come to embrace the importance of planning and has five tips for current IB Diploma candidates.
IB World Schools tell IB World magazine how they are promoting world peace
By Kyra Caspary and Katrina Woodworth, originally published by SRI International in March 2016 Since it was established in 1968 to provide high schools students with qualifications that are recognized by universities around the world, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) has developed a reputation for rigorous academic standards. Students who score well enough on individual IB exams can […]
When alumna Paige Parrinelli signed up for IB social and cultural anthropology she wasn’t sure what to expect. The lessons she learned from that class continue to influence her view of the world today.
By Veronica Caraman I came to Gresham’s School, Norfolk, England from the Republic of Moldova in 2010 to study the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Sixth Form. I chose the DP because it provided a broad choice of subjects which included languages, which I love, mathematics and social science, so it seemed a perfect fit […]
What motivates graduates to pursue a degree abroad? Norwegian alumna Sunniva Midtskogen reflects on her own journey overseas and how the IB Diploma prepared her with the confidence she needed to succeed.
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).”