The IB to participate in International ACAC Conference

The IB is preparing for the annual conference of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC). The meeting, which will draw international college counsellors from around the world, will take place from 11-14 July at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio .

International ACAC’s goal is to facilitate global interaction among counsellors and institutions in support of secondary students transitioning to higher education, while promoting professional standards that foster ethical and social responsibility. Counsellors and admissions officials from around the world will be attending from countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, China, Rwanda and the United Kingdom.

The IB offers four highly-respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Marie Vivas, senior development manager at the IB, says: “International Baccalaureate students are of particular interest to International ACAC members because IB programmes allow students to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” 

Vivas, a former president of the predecessor organization to International ACAC, will be part of a session titled “Predicted Grades/Unpredictable Outcomes,” that will examine consequences of IB grade projections for students, families and schools.

Other sessions will focus on Brexit and its impact on the future of higher education as well as how international students studying in the US can adjust to the shifting political climate.

The conference will take place in a state with a robust interest in the IB. There are nearly 50 IB World Schools in Ohio, including the new Campus International School in Cleveland that is located on the campus of Cleveland State University.