Ashley Zhou (pronounced Zo) was a senior at St Petersburg High School from 2014-15, in this sunny bayside city in the smaller Florida peninsula tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Ashley graduated first in her class and presented the valedictorian address. Then and now, she was the pride of her school; one […]
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]
An IB graduate and now an aspiring IB educator, Nina Dugan Roman grew up in the United States and Colombia, where she graduated with the IB diploma. After studying psychology and moving to Lima, Peru, Nina became a librarian in a Primary Years Programme school. She is now studying to become an IB teacher. Nina […]
In 2007, Alejandro Machado graduated from the Instituto Educacional Juan XXIII in Valencia, Venezuela. After the IB Diploma, he spent a semester abroad in Sweden, and received a dual Master’s degree in the US and Portugal. Alejandro writes to us about his travels, work as as a computer scientist, and his commitment to local communities.
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year Thana Faroq gave a powerful keynote speech about the power of storytelling at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Thana is an IB graduate from Yemen with a passion for telling the story of her homeland through […]
Since graduating from the IB Diploma Programme with one the first co-educational classes at Markham College, Patty Jumbo has earned a medical degree and PhD. Now in her second post-graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University, she mentors undergraduate students and writes to inspire STEM opportunities for women and Hispanics.
Khea Yashadhana is a 2012 IB graduate of the Binus International School Simprug in Indonesia, and she is now an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Having interned in both Indonesia and the United States, Khea talked with us about how these experiences have influenced her academic interests.
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.