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Oita, Japan - March 16, 2017 : Faculty Offices in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University at Beppu, Oita, Japan.

Why we should embrace change

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Sekolah Pelita Harapan Sentul City in Indonesia, Maharani Hariga shares why she chose to attend university in Japan as well as the lessons she learned from changing careers […]

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Fireside chat unites generations of students

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 Rya Buckley who recently attended a “fireside chat” at her alma mater, St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Canada to help transition DP candidates.

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IDUs in tiny MYP schools (Part 1): When small is beautiful

Gjøvikregionen International School is typical of smaller, state-subsidized English schools in Norway. With just one class in each year from PYP1 to MYP5 and up to 200 students, these tiny schools have the capacity to successfully develop unique, engaging, and complex programmes. Annie Termaat, Secondary Principal at Gjøvikregionen International School tells us more.

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When do you “speak” a language?

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 from Steyning Grammar School, England, Berit Braun as she shares her thoughts on speaking a language.

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Bridging the gap: insight for the graduated intern

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 Andrea Short who shares her experience transitioning from an internship to a career. Andrea graduated the IB from Coral Gables Senior High School in Florida, USA.

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The tricks and trades of internships

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 Anna Zarotiadou who shares the ins and outs of internships based on her experience. Anna completed the IB at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Interdisciplinarity and ingenuity

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 Elis Burgert shares the value of interdisciplinary education and how it strengthened the skills she uses in her career. Elise graduated her IB program at Semiahmoo Secondary […]

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A DP grad’s string of victories: Q&A with Canadian yo-yo champion Harrison Lee

IB programmes are designed to cultivate students’ agency. Programme elements like the exhibition, personal project and CAS, encourage students to explore and develop their unique interests. In this post, Harrison Lee—a graduate of the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) and a three-time Canadian national champion in yoyo—describes how […]