The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) has become increasingly popular and for good reason. The focus on global citizenship, the broadness of subjects and the emphasis on diversity has attracted a lot of students and schools to take the IB Diploma Programme.
Diploma Programme students study language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, science, maths and the arts. The three elements of the IB Diploma Programme are theory of knowledge, the independent extended essay of 4,000 words and CAS: creativity, activity and service.
In the DP, students complete unassessed projects that they have free reign to choose, targeting three areas of development:
Think of something you care about, then see if you can improve a cause related to it. There are so many ways you can devote yourself to a cause and also work on personal development, but we believe that going abroad has countless benefits for students.
If you care about the environment…Trash Rehash trip in Cambodia
It’s in the name – you can do the whole upcycling process here, from collecting old plastic bags to sanitising them, then “rehashing” them into a bracelet or keyring you can take home. Trash Rehash is a seriously incredible cause. Not only does it address sustainability, it also employs disadvantaged women and teaches them new skills. This one’s for those who really want to be a responsible global citizen.
If you’re an animal lover…Chiang Mai trip elephant sanctuary in Thailand
Elephants face threats. Because elephants are such huge animals (4-6 tons!), they often have to compete with humans for resources and are also poached for the illegal ivory market. Discover the heart-warming work that an elephant sanctuary in Thailand are doing, and educate yourself on how you can be a more ethical traveler. You could be giving elephants medicine, feeding them, playing with them and bathing them!
If you want to help out a rural community…local farm trip in Nagano, Japan
There’s so much to do in Japan, but you could choose to volunteer at a local farm and make friends with the farmers in Nagano. Roll up your sleeves and work hard – but remember, these farmers do this active work day in, day out! So that evening, cook them up a meal and show them your gratitude.
If you want to aid a sustainable future…eco farm in Sichuan
Anlong Village is an experimental eco farm, a chemical-free zone and boasts a host of eco-friendly initiatives. Work on the farm and ask the farmers about why they’re so passionate about working in sustainable agriculture.
If you are passionate about improving the quality of education…primary school in Guizhou
Head for a primary school and spend your days building essential school items that we often take for granted, like bookshelves.
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