Alumna Irene Sánchez Brualla reflects on how a strong global perspective and focus on international mindedness may help students approach today’s complex challenges.
Medical student Puja Shahrouki received his IB Diploma from Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was awarded the Anders Wall scholarship for scientific research, Sweden’s prize for the 2016 young researcher of the year. He tells us about the origins of his passion for scientific research.
Alumna Haley Clasen says, “the DP put a lot on my plate, but I learned how to succeed and thrive in a rigorous environment. I learned to write to-do lists to make sure I cover everything, and to plan my calendar even weeks in advance, helping me organize my time around what I need to do.”
Alumna Frances Marsh says that her Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project experience helped get her to the position she is in today, working with the European Voluntary Service (EVS).
“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.
Choosing an education with a career path in mind can be a difficult task. Alumnus Adrián Alemán has three pieces of advice for students looking at university and degree options and he hopes it will help get students one step closer to their dream job.
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.
Bob Rae, former Canadian politician and IB alumnus, talks to IB World magazine about his remarkable career and his plans to continue working on human rights and conflict resolution
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.
How do I best learn? What do I need that would help me in my academic journey? These challenging questions guided Canadian alumna Tsering Asha Leba toward creating a personalized toolbox of skills, techniques, and habits that supported her academic success. She writes to us from her current home in the UK.
A visit to an orphanage near Rajasthan, India brings alumna Uttara Thakore to confront questions of identity, wisdom and the purpose of education. She writes to us from her home in Germany.
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.