The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a choice that is highly appreciated by international students because of the “bonus points” in teaching methods and the opportunity to “reach out to the world”. Tesla Education is one of the few IB schools in Vietnam that is officially recognized and authorized by the IB Organization.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is an educational trend in the student community in Vietnam and many countries around the world. In the US, there are currently 963 IB schools, showing that the IB program is very popular in the “dream destination” of the international student community. Possessing an IB diploma is considered as a “star” in the profile to help students increase their chances of being admitted to top universities in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, especially Ivy League schools, as IB has built a reputation in international education thanks to its multi-dimensional, comprehensive and challenging educational philosophy.
Compared with the traditional education, the IB program is considered by international students as bringing more advantages to adapt to the environment at international universities. The IB environment has trained famous individuals in many fields such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz,…
Before transferring to IB, Sandy Lee – a student at King’s College London who used to study a traditional education program in Taiwan, said: “The transition to IB made me very interested in interacting with open questions. Before, I was used to memorizing knowledge and answers in books. At first, I was a bit surprised and did not dare to give my answer for fear of being wrong. Thanks to the IB teacher’s support, I can confidently give my opinion based on my own thinking and point of view”.
“My friends from my national education have never written an essay of more than 1300 words, so getting used to 3000 word essays in college is difficult for them. However, it is different for IB students like us. Everything was prepared in grade 11 and 12 of the IB program, making the transition no longer a shock for us, but on the contrary, very “smooth” – Sandy excitedly shared.
Besides, the IB program accepts that each student is himself or herself instead of trying to force learners to follow a certain pattern. “Thanks to that, we can both be ourselves and learn to appreciate the differences of others”. This is also the core value of international integration that leading universities have been aiming for.
Kha Tu, an international student at the University of British Columbia, also confirmed: “The IB program is more difficult and demanding than other similar international programs”. However, with Kha Tu and many other international students who have thoroughly studied IB, they all think that this is a study program worthy of investment: “There is a clear and tight pathway to help students learn. Students develop evenly, comprehensively and throughout from the early years instead of just focusing on the final years like other programs. And for a rigorous program in terms of both transmission and acquisition of knowledge like IB, owning this diploma will increase your chances of being admitted to the best universities in the US, especially the IVY League universities“. That is why the IB World School community today has more than 2 million learners from 159 countries.
In Vietnam, there are currently 20 schools that have passed extremely strict standards to be recognized by the IB organization as the IB World School. Therefore, Vietnamese students still have many challenges to access a comprehensive educational program and hold a ticket to enter the top universities in the world.
However, Vietnamese young people with the goal of studying abroad or a desire to reach global education can now have more confidence and peace of mind when Tesla Education is officially on the map of the IB Organization. At Tesla, the IB Integrated Program is built from ages 3 to 19. That means that from the age of 3, students can begin to lay the “first bricks” for the journey to conquer this extremely difficult but valuable curriculum.
The period from Early Years to Grade 5 is the time when students’ first feelings about school are formed. Therefore, Tesla cooperates with parents to “seed” good attributes and curiosity for children. For Tesla Education, students need to be stimulated with love and passion for learning instead of becoming “learning machines”.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 12 to 16 years old. According to many studies, this is the core stage for the intellectual and personality development of each student. The MYP framework promotes Tesla students to become knowledgeable, responsible, and proactive global citizens in their studies and lives. At the same time, Tesla fosters critical thinking and encourages students to collaborate with others through learning activities, extracurricular programs, and gifted development.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is a highly challenging two-year program for the “sprint” stages of grades 11 and 12. It is also a high school diploma highly regarded by many universities in the world. Students completing the IB Diploma will be “openly” welcomed by more than 2,500 Universities in more than 75 countries around the world along with valuable scholarships.
Tesla Education has been recognized and authorized by the IB Organization to teach the PYP program. The school is a candidate for the remaining two programs, MYP and DP. Tesla has been making continuous efforts to develop to catch up with world trends and meet the trust and expectations of a large number of parents and students from many countries. This is also a solid bridge to bring the IB program in general and the IB Integrated Program at Tesla closer to Vietnamese learners, helping to realize the dream of “reaching the world” of the young generation.
Learn more about the Integrated IB Programme at Tesla Education: HERE.
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