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Studies find positive impact on student preparedness for college, career and civic life

The IB has released a series of research studies this year, primarily exploring the impact of the Diploma Programme (DP), which is designed to prepare high school students for success at university and life beyond. Results show that IB graduates are more likely to persist through college, are prepared for college-level coursework, and demonstrate civic […]

IB graduate? Consider serving on the IB alumni advisory council

The Alumni Advisory Council is composed of IB alumni representatives from around the world, meeting monthly via Skype beginning in September . The group collaborates to support the IB Alumni community and the development of the IB Alumni Network. A full description of the council is available within the application. The deadline for consideration is […]


IB Higher Education Symposium: October 2014 at University of Hong Kong

In October of this year, the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposiumwill be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them […]


The Myth of the IB HL Arms Race

IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, asks if we should be focused on quality rather than quantity in response to the tremendous pressure students and parents often feel to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels.


The Costa Rica Connection – Pura Vida!

IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, highlights her work with ASOBITICO, the Association of IB World Schools in Costa Rica. ASOBITICO is a different kind of IB World Schools Association. Their mission is to bring the IB Diploma Programme to public schools in Costa Rica and they have sought out private funding from corporations […]

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50 scholarships for new IB graduates

If you know where you will be heading to university next year, check their admissions website to make sure you don’t miss out on a scholarship opportunity. We have already found dozens spanning seven countries and included IB guides for international students applying to universities abroad.


Interview with a Rhodes Scholar

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.