On recent weekends in Costa Rica, groups of dedicated IB alumni can be found immersing themselves in IB communities throughout Costa Rica. The IB Alumni Network in Costa Rica has recently developed an initiative called Conociendo Costa Rica, or Exploring Costa Rica, to inspire and engage prospective and current IB students.
In 2013, José Luis Avilez Escribens graduated from Markham College with his IB diploma. Now a medical student, José has continued his academic career at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]
Meet Caroline Wesson. She attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with the IB Diploma from Douglas County High School in 2012. Caroline offers advice about choosing a university and talks about her IB experience.
We are seeking a group of 20 IB graduates from all regions of the world to volunteer as contributing authors to our blog and alumni network newsletter. Send in your interest by 31 October 2015.
Colter Moos, an IB Diploma Programme graduate from Palm Harbor University High School and second-year undergraduate student at American University, offers his advice on the university admissions process.
When deciding upon which universities to apply, Justin Parker, a 2013 graduate of Brooke Point High School in Stafford, Virginia, suggests searching for schools that align with your interest and goals. He recommends that students “seek out an institution that will best equip you to pursue your passions.”
Alumna Hege Solbakken was inspired to pursue international comparative politics as a student. Hege’s interests took her abroad and opened the door to a successful career in Norwegian national politics. She is a graduate of Bergen Katedralskole in Norway.
Navigating your first semester at university can be tough. It can be challenging to balance classes, homework, and a social life in your new environment. To help, we’ve put together a list of tips from recent IB graduates. 1. Keep an open mind – Be willing to explore several academic paths if this is an […]
Alumnus Bao “Terry” Cao writes in from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to share how his Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project at the Australian International School opened the door to a lifelong pursuit – coaching youth football and soccer.
Kayla Morton, 2013 IB graduate from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, has taken this love of language to new and interesting lengths. Having studied French as her Language B in high school, she chose to take Arabic at Duke University where she is a junior, and to spend her summer in Amman, Jordan.
The IB Diploma Programme, coupled with his innate talent, enabled 17-year old Daniel Gómez to become one of the youngest and most innovative entrepreneurs in Mexico, patenting biodiesel fuel. Education is one of the most important issues in Mexico, and is fundamental to the progress and success of its young people. Daniel Gómez Íñiguez, a high […]
Sonia Montejano is a 2012 IB alumni from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, TX, USA. Now in her 4th year studying Political Science at The University of Texas at Austin, Sonia tells us about her semester abroad. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign cultures and languages and completing the Diploma Programme only reinforced […]
Aida Ahrari recognized a growing skin cancer crisis in Peru. She founded the Sun Wise Project as an international effort to address this devastating global health concern. She is a graduate of the Cameron Heights Collegiate institute IB Diploma Programme (DP) and is currently pursuing a bachelors of Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa […]
I live in Singapore, but I’ve lived in Korea, England and Pakistan, too. If somebody asks me: “Where do you come from?” What do I say? I was born in South Korea. When I was five years old, we moved to England, where I started preschool. The experience was a nightmare. Despite my best efforts, […]