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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.

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Allowing students to make mistakes does not make one a bad teacher- understanding learning beyond grades

Research in neuroscience and the psychology of learning in the last decades has persistently demonstrated the immense plasticity of the brain, the importance of the adolescent years for the development of higher order cognitive abilities and the inherent nature of practice and struggle for growth function (Hohnen & Murphy, 2016). So why do we still […]

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The misconception of comfort zones

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 Eman Elraie as she reflects on how she turned fears into strengths by stepping out of her comfort zone.

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Why I left the UK for an international life

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community with the graduate voices series. Harriet Boston to reflects on how she left the UK and became a world traveller after growing up in a small village and graduating from Plymouth High School for Girls.