The aim of the IB (International Baccalaureate) programs is to offer students an education that enables them to understand the complexities of the world around them, and to develop the necessary skills and talents to take responsible actions for a better future. All IB programs provide an education that goes beyond disciplinary, culture, national and geographical boundaries, and that fosters critical participation, challenging ideas and meaningful relationships.
IInternational mindedness is an intricate concept of multidimensional nature that encapsulates a way of thinking, being, and acting characterized by an attitude of openness to the world and a recognition of the close ties we have with others. IB education promotes international mindedness by helping students reflect on their own and others' perspectives, cultures, and identities. By being exposed to and respecting different values, beliefs, and experiences, and also developing collaborative thinking across cultures and disciplines, members of the IB learning community are able to gain the understanding necessary to make headway towards a world more at peace.
International mindedness is also fostered by an emphasis on global engagement and meaningful service to the community. These elements inspire students to critically analyze power and privilege and to recognize that they are responsible for protecting the planet and its resources for future generations. They also call attention to action in all IB programs: an emphasis on transcending knowledge and understanding, and achieve commitment, take action and bring about meaningful change to create a more peaceful and sustainable world.