Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Regina Labardini talks to us about her passion for learning and paying it forward to others in university. She says, “The least I can do with all the skills that I have developed through the DP is share … the passion for learning, the adrenaline rush of being a curious inquirer … […]
One science communication course at the University of Melbourne gave DP alumnus JT Yeung the inspiration needed to dive into the world of YouTube vlogging. We speak with him to find out what skills he needed to create his first video essay and how the medium can be used by students.
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Safinah Hambali shares her experiences and advice with us on the “art of adaptation” and how life’s sudden turns shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals.
From the UK to Malaysia, Solenn Gueganton studied the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Wellington College, England and is now head of politics at Marlborough College Malaysia Johor Bahru.
Helping student-athletes balance their sport and education commitments is the goal of the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) and their sports pilot project with the IB.
Communication can be understood as receptive, productive and interactive skills, but it cannot be kept in isolation or without purpose. I remember a few years ago taking a group of IB Diploma Programme (DP) students on an exchange trip to a francophone IB World School in Togo and their disbelief when I told them about […]
By Luís Campos Ferreira, Olivia Kelly, Sarah Román-Quezada and Taila Senanu The theory of knowledge course—more commonly known in the IB community by its abbreviation TOK—plays a special role in the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what […]
By Magdalena Ibañez No os diré que la escritura creativa es un sendero hacia el pensamiento o que estimula nuestro entendimiento: la dura obviedad siempre me fue esquiva. Es nube imprecisa, lluvia fugitiva desnudarte lento, con consentimiento, abrazar la brisa del conocimiento con palabras nuevas y voz primitiva. Es vida en trazos gruesos fragmentada cayado […]
By Nathan Omprasadham and Nimal de Silva What do mathematics and poetry have in common? Emotions are portrayed through poetry while mathematicians grapple with abstractness. But both mathematics and poetry seem to be searching for hidden patterns which ultimately ends up with beauty. Nathan Omprasadham, who is an IB Diploma Programme (DP) student of the Overseas […]
Writing from the University of Vienna, Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Flora Maile Felix tells us about how her DP experience benefited her university studies in Austria.
We are looking for Diploma Programme (DP) teachers who would like to contribute to the curriculum review process for the DP philosophy course.
In the Diploma Programme (DP) students often have to make choices about which subjects to take and each IB diploma graduate has a different story behind these decisions. Alumnus Cynthia Claudia tells us about how she shaped her journey through the DP.
“My English HL class in high school confirmed my love of writing…” says DP graduate Marley Esch, “…and TOK showed me how much I love the complexities of the human mind.” How an IB education helped her find her interests and prepared her for university.
By Helen Wilford Art history is itself the study of the rich heritage of visual arts produced by human societies. When studying it as an IB Diploma Programme (DP) course, students get a uniquely interdisciplinary experience, with links to a wealth of other studies: literature, religion, science, architecture, language, technology, anthropology, archaeology and theatre. IB World Schools […]
The extended essay is the longest and most extensive writing assignment in the Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Sofia Parunova talks about her experience with the extended essay and offers tips for current students.