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IB Extended Essay Supports Success at U Va.

As part of a study conducted by University of Virginia (U Va.) researchers, a group of 1,045 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme alumni—all U Va. undergraduates—participated in a research project that sought to gain understanding about how students’ research activity in the IB Diploma Programme contributed to their U Va. research experiences and outcomes. In particular, […]

Top five IB blogs of 2012

Looking for the latest updates from the IB? Here are the top 5 most viewed IB blogs of 2012: 1. IBtv hosts hundreds of videos highlighting IB staff, teachers, students, alumni, and university admissions professionals. 2. Sharing PYP Practice provides an inside look at the programme with articles written by PYP educators. This is complemented […]

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Independent filmmaker: Julienne Rathore

Majoring in Biology may not seem like a step to become a travelling social documentary filmmaker, but that is exactly how Julienne Rathore began her journey. After receiving her IB diploma from St. Olav videregående skole in 1998, her initial love of nature and film has taken her on a journey to become a scriptwriter, […]

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Seeking to innovate within Education: Alumnus Kwabena Amporful

With the support of Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, Kwabena Amporful, founder and CEO of the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), is working to build a professional development culture in schools in Africa; this summer, INTED piloted with 67 participant teachers and school leaders from 14 secondary schools across Ghana.

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International education – How do you define “international education”?

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) chooses to define international education according to the following criteria. Developing citizens of the world in relation to culture, language and learning to live together Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness Fostering students’ recognition and development of universal human values Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order […]

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Lights, camera, action! An alumna in show biz

After graduating from Fort Meyers High School, Julia Aubuchon moved from sunny Florida to snowy New York and lived to tell the tale. Read along to learn about her life and how her IB experience helped lead her toward her dream job working on the television program Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

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IB graduate turned IB educator

If one were to walk the halls of International Academy in 2001, and then return again ten years later, it would appear as though Sarah Clancy never left. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Sarah returned to teach at the very school where she received her IB diploma. Sarah provides her insight about the IB from […]

Spotlight on DP alumnus Alex Sarian

Alex Sarian completed the Diploma Programme at St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the IB  Diploma Programme (DP), Alex went to New York University to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Educational Theater and Performing Arts Administration. How has your life been shaped by IB? This is one of those […]