As is stated in our mission—the IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right, critical questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes.
By creating our own, internationally-benchmarked assessment, we ensure that students are challenged to think critically, rather than simply being able to recall knowledge—preparing students better for the 21st century. IB programmes promote intercultural understanding and respect, and encourage the type of “soft” skills—such as teamwork, communication, self-motivation, understanding communities and relationships—that employers look for. As a result, IB students are not only better prepared for university or other career paths, they develop an international mindset and, by putting it into action, prove how international education can help create a better world.
Better student preparation for further education and careers
Recent studies indicate that IB programmes prepare students better for the next step in their education, and help develop them in a well-rounded way with a variety of skills and attributes.
Projects that make a difference: IB students in action
We are proud to share some inspiring and impactful initiatives from around the IB global community that put our mission into practice.
Opening minds around the world
Over the last year, educators shared some of the benefits of international-mindedness, and how they nurture their students to be internationally minded.
Alumni shaping the future: IB students positively impacting the world
During our 50th anniversary, we profiled IB Diploma Programme (DP) alumni who went on to report from war zones, change the lives of refugees, create beautiful music, and soar through space.