Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. Here, three Diploma Programme (DP) graduates share their experience with a non-traditional university experience each choosing community college, a gap year or taking a second try at university.
Regina Labardini joins us this year as a 2018 alumni contributor to share her experience as a Diploma Programme (DP).
Meet the IB student from a low-income Mexican family who attracted more than US$1million in university scholarships “I always wanted to go to college. Except I was worried about the prices because college is pretty expensive.” Darlene Diaz need worry no more. This 17-year-old IB student from Chicago received offers totaling more than US$1 million […]
Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Regina Labardini talks to us about her passion for learning and paying it forward to others in university. She says, “The least I can do with all the skills that I have developed through the DP is share … the passion for learning, the adrenaline rush of being a curious inquirer … […]
Writing from the University of Vienna, Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Flora Maile Felix tells us about how her DP experience benefited her university studies in Austria.
Working with leading university researchers from around the world, we conduct rigorous studies about the impacts of our programmes on students, teachers and schools. Given the increasing importance of data in the education field, research can be helpful in making the case for IB programmes. This new resource highlights global research key findings across the […]
The IB aims to create an environment that is engaging and flexible, with the student at the focus. Nicole Wambui, a DP graduate, used Pamoja, an online server that offers various IB courses for IB students. In this article, she talks about her experiences with Pamoja and how it made her a more prepared university […]
Matt Glanville is the IB’s Head of Assessment Principals and Practice. Here he shares his thoughts on what good quality education really means.
Research is at the core of the IB, it is fundamental to the way the programmes are designed and assessed. We conduct research ourselves and also work in partnership with leading universities and research institutions globally. We want to share more of that research with you in the IB community and have organized some key […]
As you continue your senior year, the combination of regular school responsibilities and the university or college application process will almost certainly cause stress. Just remember, however, that at the end of all that stress, you will find yourself with an incredible new opportunity: a place where you find an academic, social, and personal home.
IB alumnus and recent university graduate Sunniva Midtskogen imagines re-writing her university entrance essay. She says, “When you apply to university you are asked who you will be as a student, how you will face up to challenges, attack problems and prove yourself smart and innovative…but what about when you leave?…when you know who that […]
“Looking back at my two years at United World College (UWC) Costa Rica, I cherish deeply the enriching experience of learning the subjects of my choice and participating in a diverse range of extracurricular activities in a multicultural environment.”
Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss the extended essay in their application.
Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss creativity, activity, service (CAS) in their application.