The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students around the world for success at university and life beyond. It is a globally recognized achievement which sets students apart from other university applicants.
The IB DP regarded as one of the best university preparation programmes in the world and is recognized by well over 2,000 universities from 74 countries around the globe. IB Diploma Programme produces literate, articulate, confident young adults with an understanding of global issues and other cultures.
Global awareness is an integral component of the IB Diploma Programme, creating internationally-minded students. The IB curriculum teaches students to be outward-facing and culturally aware, so they are well prepared as global citizens. IB students have a number of opportunities to engage with global issues both inside and outside the classroom with humanity and compassion.
Many national systems, as well as individual universities, have their own equivalencies for Diploma Programme performance. These include the UK’s UCAS conversion, the Australian ATAR conversion, and India’s AIU conversion, among others.
International research has found:
A 2014 study on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in the U.S. suggested that students who participated in the DP during high school are more academically adjusted to the expectations of higher education providers.
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