Why international education is needed now more than ever

This blog was originally posted on the IBO website. Could some of the world’s biggest challenges be solved if we all adopted the IB Learner Profile? US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he wanted to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful” wall between the US and Mexico back in September. Two months later he became “the leader of the free world.” Across the Atlantic, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he wants to build a 30km fence along the border with Jordan ...

The world’s largest lesson on gender equality

This blog was originally posted on the IBO website. Students at Global Jaya School in Indonesia took part in an initiative to share what gender parity looks like ‘from where they stand’. To challenge the stereotypical representations of women in certain industries, students at Global Jaya School in South Tangerang, Indonesia, decided to highlight the lack of females in media roles and the military for this year’s World’s Largest Lesson. They discussed the low number of female filmmakers in the US, why males ...

A Student Perspective – OSC Mid IB Summer School, Boston

Clara attended the 2015 Mid IB Summer School in Boston. Below is a summary of her experiences on the course. Clara, along with her friend Laura, have their own blog, dearibstudents.tumblr.com, where they post their IB experiences and help other students.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. We are two girls, Clara Boström and Laura Schmitz who are both attending Katedralskolan in Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia. We have both lived in Sweden our whole lives but despite this, we consider ...