As a second year DP student in Venezuela, 2013 became a tumultuous year for alumna Julianna Bouso. Now a senior at the University of British Columbia, she says the experience helped her build an enriching set of values that she continues to draw upon.
We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Kristin Waites is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. By Kristin Waites With my college graduation behind me and a new job on the horizon, it’s odd to think that I won’t be […]
Alumnus Isaac Newton Acquah looks at the city of his youth – Vienna, Austria and how it has grown and changed in the decade since he graduated with his IB Diploma.
“As graduates of the Diploma Programme, we are used to striving—and thriving—with a heavy academic load,” says alumna Kimberly Righter,”but the DP was designed to be so much more than rigorous academics and career ‘success’…the DP strives to build character.”
Alumna Jackson-Irwin tells us about the road to fluency in German. She says: “The MYP allowed me to focus on the fundamentals of language acquisition before moving into more rigorous Language B coursework during the Diploma Programme (DP).”
To celebrate the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, IB Diploma Programme alumna Eva Manova tells us about the incredible opportunity to encourage young women to shine in science and maths.
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.
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 photography. Her pictures reveal unheard narratives from the daily reality of […]
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.