I think my current studies and interests really stemmed from my MYP personal project. During my tenth grade year, I designed and prototyped my own yo-yo model and helped market it with the support of my sponsor company.

Alexander Whitney - MYP and DP graduate Oregon, USA

Programme stories

IB students reflect diverse experiences and perspectives, attend IB World Schools in 156 countries representing an even broader range of nationalities. IB graduates are excited to share their experiences with schools, teachers and parents. Meet graduates who looked back at the impact of the IB on their lives. We also reached out to alumni from each continent to share their IB programmes story.

Read stories from IB graduates by programme and by continent


  • Diploma Programme stories

    The Diploma Programme (DP) develops students who have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – 21st-century citizens who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Read about DP graduates from across the globe.

  • Career-related Programme stories

    The Career-related Programme (CP) is a framework of international education addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The CP leads to further/higher education apprenticeships or employment.

Middle Years Programme stories

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students aged 11-16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

Alumni stories from Africa

Our alumni across Africa share their personal IB experiences. Read more about why these alumni chose to do the IB, and where they are today.

Alumni stories from Asia

Our alumni across Asia share their personal IB experiences. Find out how the IB shaped their lives and their future.

Alumni stories from Europe

Our alumni across Europe share their personal IB experiences. Read their stories about what impact the IB has had on their lives.

Alumni stories from Latin America

Our alumni across Latin America share their personal IB experiences. Read more about where these alumni are today and their advice to current IB students.

Alumni stories from North America

Our alumni from North America share their personal IB experiences. Read about how they reached where they are today and what memories they have from the IB.

Alumni stories from Oceania

Our alumni in Oceania share their personal IB experiences. Read their stories about why they chose to pursue an IB diploma and what impact it has had on their careers.