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Le 5 janvier 2016 était la journée consacrée à Ashley Zhou à St. Petersburg, en Floride, une journée proclamée par le maire de la ville pour mettre en lumière et encourager l’excellence scolaire.

‘Perfect’ IB alumna celebrated in St Petersburg, Florida

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 […]

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Siva Kumari explains how the IB engenders the ethos of international-mindedness

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: […]

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Meet IB alum Alejandro Machado: computer scientist and world traveller

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.

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The power of untold stories in Yemen

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 […]