IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas meets with colleagues in Boston and Providence, a region packed with great colleges and universities that welcome IB students every year.
Earlene Cruz went on her first trip to Europe as an IB student. Semester at Sea took her to Ghana, where a generous family inspired her to bring the world together around food cooked and eaten together.
Judith Fabian was at the heart of the IB programmes long before becoming the Chief Academic Officer. After a history of teaching and implementing the IB programmes in international schools around the globe, and 10 years of spearheading their development at the IB, she has recently left the organization. She took the time to speak to […]
Students and alumni now can officially add IB diploma, coursework or certificates to the education section on their LinkedIn profile with one click – yep, that easy.
Get the inside story on the new design technology course. It aims to facilitate the development of students as designers, focusing on invention and innovation. Plus, see the work of Ting-Ting Chou a 2010 IB Graduate from NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand.
This year marked the 6th Round Square Collaborative Service Project, a joint-effort between several Indian IB World Schools. This post contributes to a series started in 2013, highlighting field trips and service projects completed by students at Pathways World School, Aravali.
Judith Joan Walker completed the full IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, and DP) in IB World Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and China. She went on to study film and film production in Australia and has now joined forces with her parents and brother to grow their family business; a social entrepreneurial venture, African Clean Energy (ACE).
“In my view, being an examiner is a type of fieldwork: it allows for a kind of participant/observation in the learning and assessment process that cannot be gained in any other way. The examining position provides a birds-eye view of what our students understand and are learning, and how their perspectives constantly change.”
The IB has released a series of research studies this year, primarily exploring the impact of the Diploma Programme (DP), which is designed to prepare high school students for success at university and life beyond. Results show that IB graduates are more likely to persist through college, are prepared for college-level coursework, and demonstrate civic […]
Hout Bay International School in Western Cape, South Africa, uses its location and proximity to nature to encourage education of the whole person. In addition to offering a top-quality academic programme, the school enriches its curriculum by taking students hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, asks if we should be focused on quality rather than quantity in response to the tremendous pressure students and parents often feel to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels.
This research examines one of the central elements of the IB Diploma Programme, the theory of knowledge course, within an Australian context. Researchers from the University of Western Sydney investigated IB alumni and current DP student ratings of their critical thinking abilities. The study also explored student perceptions of the role of TOK in supporting […]
Damian Henderson teaches Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as French, he says: “Teaching the IB Diploma Programme at the Stephen Perse Foundation has lifted the lid on my teaching and given me and my students the freedom to explore the farthest flung corners of le monde francophone. Previously, I had quite a cautious teaching […]
If you know where you will be heading to university next year, check their admissions website to make sure you don’t miss out on a scholarship opportunity. We have already found dozens spanning seven countries and included IB guides for international students applying to universities abroad.