The IB develops skills and a way of thinking that helps one adapt to different learning environments and problem solving situations that I’ve found valuable ever since.

Oriana Fuentes - DP Graduate

DP stories

To date, more than 1.2 million students worldwide have graduated from the Diploma Programme (DP). IB students reflect diverse experiences and perspectives, attend IB World Schools in 147 countries representing an even broader range of nationalities. IB graduates are excited to share their experiences with schools, teachers and parents exploring the Diploma Programme. Meet graduates who looked back at the impact of the DP on their lives.

Read what past students say about the DP

Brian Vaughn - Port Orange, USA

Brian Allen Vaughn completed the Diploma Programme (DP) at Spruce Creek High School, Florida, US before beginning his university studies at the University of North Carolina.

Aimee Hall, China

Aimee Hall is a Diploma Programme and Middle Years Programme graduate from the International School of Tianjin.

Anne Osir, Kenya

Anne Osir completed the IB Diploma Programme at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently a Senior Corporate Relationship Manager at KCB Bank Kenya, Ltd.

Levent Ozan, Turkey

Levent Ozan Ankara graduated from the IB Diploma Programme.  He went on to complete his university studies at Boston University and is currently pursuing graduate studies in international relations. 

Oriana Fuentes, Peru

Oriana graduated from Hiram Bingham School in 2007. In 2012, she graduated as valedictorian from Syracuse University with bachelors in Finance and Economics.

Nisarg Shah, India

Nisarg is pursuing doctoral studies in biomedical therapy at MIT in the hopes of continuing to innovate in the field and translate new technologies from the laboratory into the clinic to make a real difference in the lives of patients. 

Samantha Nixon, Australia

Samantha Nixon completed the IB Diploma Programme at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology. She is currently a researcher at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland, exploring how spider venoms can be used to combat parasitic diseases that have a major socialand economic impact on Australia.

What IB students do after the DP

IB graduates are academically prepared for university coursework and careers in many different fields. Meet two graduates below and learn about their careers after the DP:

Puja Shahrouki, Medical Researcher, Sweden

Puja Shahrouki is a medical researcher based in Sweden dedicated to furthering knowledge of cardiac health and cancer.

Marina Catena, Director, France

Marina Catena graduated from UWC Adriatic in Italy and now is the director of the World Food Programme in Paris.