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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 […]

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Speaking up for yourself

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 of Loveland High School, Sally Runions for her take on the value of self-advocacy.

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Camilo Saravia Aguayo’s Proton Smart Clothing: Tugging at the Threads of the Future

Camilo Saravia Aguayo is a Spanish National Committee scholar currently studying physics, economics, design technology, math, French and English within the Diploma Program (DP) at the United World College of Thailand (UWCT) in Phuket. We caught up with Camilo as he shared a little more about his studies at UWCT and about his entrepreneurial venture […]

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All work and no CAS makes Jack a dull applicant

In a first for the country’s tertiary institutions, the Australian National University is adopting a more-holistic admissions system that considers co-curricular activities alongside academic results. For Australia’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) students, the changes may make an already auspicious qualification even more valuable. DP graduate of Pembroke School and student at the Australian National University, […]

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On science and people

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 Xavier Bofill De Ros, who shares his journey into a profession in the sciences and more about his work with gene therapy.