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Mentors that find you

Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Karina Cheah reflects on unexpectedly finding a mentor in her internship supervisor that was build on openness and support. This is ­part of the graduate voices series, which features IB alumni vocies from all over the world.


Alumni mentorship programme at Aditya Birla World Academy

The Aditya Birla World Academy Alumni Association (AAA) offers Diploma Programme (DP) students at Aditya Birla World Academy to gain advice from alumni mentors on important topics such as balancing studies, university applications and more. See how the AAA continues to bring value to their IB community long after graduation.

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More educated, more short-sighted

Modern education is contributing to the proliferation of poor eyesight among young people, but it can be part of the solution too. An article to commemorate ‘World Sight Day’, observed earlier this month, and to coincide with the World Health Organisations first World Report on Vision.

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Balancing athletics and education: Q&A with footballer Mark Swainston

To accommodate training and competition schedules Athlete Friendly Education Centres (AFEC) offer students the ability to extend their Diploma Programme (DP) studies to better fit their needs as an student-athlete’s. Mark Swainston is a graduate of the Island School and is now a professional football player based in Hong Kong. Mark shares his experience undertaking the […]