“Going through high school has taught me that the process of learning inherently has value,” says alumnus Byron Dolon, “regardless of the content, learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions.”
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Lachezar Arabadzhiev, a graduate of the British International School Shanghai, explores the challenge of learning new skills. He says, “I have always tried to face those fears in my life and question them to the best of my abilities. After all, quality learning does not happen overnight.”
Alumna Tammy Do pens an open letter to students six year after graduation.
You have your university acceptance letter and soon you will have your IB diploma results. Now you have four months of holiday and no idea what to do! If this is you, alumnus Nicole Wambui has an answer: plan for the perfect post-exam summer holiday.
Questions everything. Alumnus Ishanee Chanda tells us how critical thinking and analysis skills, and their application to current events relate to every aspect of her life in the modern world.
Alumnus Rachon Sweiss says there’s nothing easy about the DP, but coming out of the other side with your diploma in hand will give you pride and confidence.
Aseel Al-Nasser often gets asked how she was able to receive 42 points on her IB diploma. Her advice boils down to six tips to help students stay focused and organized – including disconnecting from social media.
Inspired by her parents, Diana Ton made sure to follow her passion for the arts throughout her academic studies.
Diploma Programme graduate Kristen Leer discusses why she feels empathy is a necessary skill to help people build relationships and meaningful connections. She is a Wisconsin, US native with a passion for community engagement.
Ocie Marie Grimsley talks about rising and adapting to the challenge of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) while juggling a part-time job and extracurricular activities.
These IB diploma graduates wrote about their experience throughout the course of 2016 and were the first ongoing graduate contributors to the community blog. Here are their stories.
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.
Alumna Haley Clasen reflects on the attributes that lead alumni of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates to success and the dense webs of relationships that connect these individuals who find they can relate despite seemingly obvious differences – a testament to its deep influence on intercultural understanding and respect.
“Studying the arts and setting aside time for creativity within formal education is important” says alumnus Frances Marsh, “for fostering imagination, as respite from German grammar and as an opportunity for these important moments of community, collaboration.”
As an IB student, Alumna Lay Wah Carolina Ching was grateful for the teachers she had. But it was not until she became a teacher that she truly understood the meaning of the profession.