With the support of her IB coordinator and a local librarian, Yuanling Yuan, a 2012 IB Diploma graduate from Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, North York, Canada, turned her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project into an international volunteer organization called Chess in the Library.
Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
Ajay Major, a 2008 IB Diploma graduate from Valparaiso High School, is a second-year medical student at Albany Medical College. He is the founder of in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. As an aspiring physician-journalist, Ajay serves an international community of medical students to address pressing issues physicians face today.
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
In late September, IB Diploma graduate Andrew Beckman received a surprise e-mail from his former college counselor at the French American International School. It asked if he would be willing to give a speech for the IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held at Stanford University.
Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal. The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow […]
Annemarie Bresson is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at South Lakes High School and will be going to college next year. Among her IB classes is art. “She does very personal work about identity and growing up mixed-race,” says art teacher Matt Ravenstahl.
Thabo Matse distinguished himself by topping Swaziland’s exam scores rankings at a young age, eventually earning him a scholarship to attend the United World College – USA in New Mexico.
Rachel Myrick is a 2009 IB graduate from North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Majoring in Biology may not seem like a step to become a travelling social documentary filmmaker, but that is exactly how Julienne Rathore began her journey. After receiving her IB diploma from St. Olav videregående skole in 1998, her initial love of nature and film has taken her on a journey to become a scriptwriter, […]
With the support of Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, Kwabena Amporful, founder and CEO of the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), is working to build a professional development culture in schools in Africa; this summer, INTED piloted with 67 participant teachers and school leaders from 14 secondary schools across Ghana.
After graduating from Fort Meyers High School, Julia Aubuchon moved from sunny Florida to snowy New York and lived to tell the tale. Read along to learn about her life and how her IB experience helped lead her toward her dream job working on the television program Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!
If one were to walk the halls of International Academy in 2001, and then return again ten years later, it would appear as though Sarah Clancy never left. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Sarah returned to teach at the very school where she received her IB diploma.
Alex Sarian completed the Diploma Programme at St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the IB Diploma Programme (DP), Alex went to New York University to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Educational Theater and Performing Arts Administration. How has your life been shaped by IB? This is one of those […]