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Students get creative for change

Local IB World Schools collaborate every year to raise awareness for the homeless Three local IB World Schools in Maryland, US, have teamed up and tapped into their creative talents to address the topic of homelessness, hunger and poverty. IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at Parkdale High School worked with Crossland High School and Frederick […]


Snapshots of Brussels

CAS project aims to understand the forgotten communities of Brussels through storytelling After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016, the mood in the country was sombre. So, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at a local school decided to highlight the many good people trying to make Brussels a better place. The documentary Snapshots of […]


Education is a way out: teacher training in refugee camps

The Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya is home to 183,543 people including a majority of school-age children. A shared initiative between the International School of Moshi (ISM),  Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Windle Trust, Xavier Projects, UNHCR, UNESCO and Moi University in Nairobi will bring highly skilled teachers to the camp.

Parental advice

A ‘Parent Speaker’ series at an IB World School in Boston, US, helps students plan their career path

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Musical therapy for local residents

Music can help dementia and Alzheimer’s patients recall memories and emotions, according to research. After learning this, three Middle Year Programme (MYP) students at Middle School of the Kennebunks, in Kennebunk Maine, US, were inspired to develop a project to help residents at a local care home.


Service learning? Great! But how to make the right choices?

By Emmanuelle Werner Service learning is a key element of the creativity, activity, service (CAS) within the Diploma Programme (DP) and also a component of the Career-related Programme (CP) core. It is a wonderful opportunity for students, however, service learning has to be done the right way. Here, at Friends International, we recognize that good […]

Como parte de su trabajo como voluntario en el Cuerpo de Paz de Estados Unidos, Jeremie Gluckman (en el centro de la imagen) impartió clases de inglés a alumnos de Guizhou (China). Obtuvo el diploma del IB en el Indus International School de Bangalore (India).

How the IB equipped me for service with the US Peace Corps

By Jeremie Gluckman It all started in the spring of 2014 with a much-anticipated email informing me that I would be heading to Chengdu, China for training that summer. I had spent the year working part-time and interning in Washington, DC while I completed the lengthy application process, obtained medical clearance and finalized paperwork with […]