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The misconception of comfort zones

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. We welcome Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Eman Elraie as she reflects on how she turned fears into strengths by stepping out of her comfort zone.

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Why I left the UK for an international life

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community with the graduate voices series. Harriet Boston to reflects on how she left the UK and became a world traveller after growing up in a small village and graduating from Plymouth High School for Girls.

EagleTHON reveal

How I found what my college experience was missing

What do social causes and activities add to university life? Emily Paglicci, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Carrollwood Day School, wanted more out of her college experience. At American University, USA, she found a way to give back to the community by joining EagleTHON, an organization that raises funds for accessible children’s healthcare.