Born in Vietnam, raised in Germany, educated in the United States, Luan Vo Nguyen Quang has known from a young age that his life could lead him to any corner of the globe. He is now dedicating his talents to the Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief.
After finding inspiration through her Theory of Knowledge (TOK) coursework, Marie-Louise Brown read Philosophy at University College London. She is now the Head of Citizenship at her Alma matter, the Anglo-European School in Ingatestone, United Kingdom.
A graduate of Kodaikanal International School in India, Rohit is on the cusp of launching Verdentum – a nonprofit social network that will connect and empower teachers and students to do good in the world ─ all over the world.
We speak with Rohit Pothukuchi about his experience as a student. Rohit is a lawyer and founder of the nonprofit social network Verdeuntum.
Alumnus Anne Christine Føllesdal, an IB Diploma graduate from Berg videregående skole in Oslo, Norway, reflects on her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and the profession’s big role in keeping humans healthy too.
“I have always been passionate about science research and the potential for revolutionary change that it can bring. Particularly interesting to me are applications of physics and math concepts to biology to develop better biomedical solutions that would provide new therapies for improving and extending lives.” – Nisarg Shah, 2005 IB DP Graduate, Dhirubhai Ambani […]
With the support of her IB coordinator and a local librarian, Yuanling Yuan, a 2012 IB Diploma graduate from Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, North York, Canada, turned her Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project into an international volunteer organization called Chess in the Library.
Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
Ajay Major, a 2008 IB Diploma graduate from Valparaiso High School, is a second-year medical student at Albany Medical College. He is the founder of in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. As an aspiring physician-journalist, Ajay serves an international community of medical students to address pressing issues physicians face today.
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
In late September, IB Diploma graduate Andrew Beckman received a surprise e-mail from his former college counselor at the French American International School. It asked if he would be willing to give a speech for the IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held at Stanford University.
Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal. The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow […]
Annemarie Bresson is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at South Lakes High School and will be going to college next year. Among her IB classes is art. “She does very personal work about identity and growing up mixed-race,” says art teacher Matt Ravenstahl.
Thabo Matse distinguished himself by topping Swaziland’s exam scores rankings at a young age, eventually earning him a scholarship to attend the United World College – USA in New Mexico.
Rachel Myrick is a 2009 IB graduate from North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.