International School of Stavanger alumnus and IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Billy Chen tells us how exploring his identity led him to the study of architecture at the University of Cambridge.
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Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Andrea Islas talks about university success and how the DP prepared her for a career in international relations.
“A jack of all trades, but a master of none,” proves to be a helpful statement instead of a belittling one in this article from Gita Ekaputri. The IB alum talks about how everything you learn can apply to anything in real life.
IB alum Lachezar Arabadzhiev grew up in an international environment, where everyone was multi-cultural and bilingual. But with the aid of social media and connectivity, he is seeing the defining attributes of “third-culture kids” expand beyond just expats and students with traveling parents.
These Diploma Programme (DP) graduates wrote about their experiences throughout the course of 2017, sharing stories that are unforgettable.
Diploma Programme graduate Rachon Sweiss says, “Failing calculus wasn’t my first or last failure, and even though understanding why I failed came a little too late, the experience fundamentally shifted my mindset and approach to learning.”
Motivation can be hard to find as a student. In this article, Byron Dolon talks about how he struggled with this problem and overcame the obstacles that came with it.
In this addition to the graduate series “Mindful Matters,” IB grad Diana Ton encourages others to live life to the fullest and be willing to be open-minded with the world.
Byron Dolon talks about how one can learn to productively procrastinate with a tactic he calls “ceebs-ing.”
Individual thinking and performance is one of the focuses of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Ocie Grimsley discusses how the DP helped her find her uniqueness with the help of a childhood friend.
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 […]
Travelling abroad is an unforgettable experience that is encouraged throughout the International Baccalaureate. Aseel Al-Nasser talks about how the IB’s focus on International mindedness helped her adapt to living in Germany.
Kristen Leer, a DP graduate, talks about the importance of listening in the real world. She expands on the differences between hearing and listening and encourages others to participate in conversations with the intent to understand rather than to reply.
We all have a parental figure who inspires us in some way. In this article, Lachezar Arabadzhiev shares an interesting allegory of spilled milk and the influence of parents on their children.
IB graduate Ishanee Chanda relays her journey as a writer. She says, “The IB not only teaches you to have opinions, but also how to talk about them. Essays, round table discussions, final presentations; I had been trained for them all.”