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What is the IB diploma? Ten stories for parents and students new to the IB

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year program that aims to challenge students aged 16-19 on an intellectual, emotional and ethical level while also providing them with the breadth and depth of knowledge of multiple subject areas. Learn more about the components of the DP program and see why it is a valued global curriculum.

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Fostering global citizenship

Welcoming refugee children is at the heart of the International Community School’s mission, says its Principal Julie Allen In a world torn apart by conflict, one IB World School in Decatur, Georgia, US, has dedicated itself to bringing together refugee, immigrant and local children. Founded in 2002, the International Community School (ICS) serves 400 students, […]

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Transforming refugee children into active learners

Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year Former DP teacher Margarita Mansola tells IB World magazine how the power of education changed the lives of many refugee children More than 1,500 refugees were transferred to Helliniko—a temporary, emergency refugee camp in Greece—when Macedonia closed its borders back in November 2015. Since […]

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Education inspires world-renowned economist

One of the first people in the world to study the IB Diploma Programme, at the International School of Geneva in 1971, you would expect Shanta Devarajan to be highly principled. What’s particularly inspiring is just how he has put those principles into practice, working to end extreme poverty.

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Developing student agency improves equity and access

Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year By Rhonda Broussard In the summer of 2006, I moved my family from Brooklyn, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri, and began searching for the right learning community for my children and myself. On the heels of teaching in Middle Years Programme (MYP) and […]