taking the ib abroad



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Students take the their understanding of the six subject groups, CAS concepts, and the nature of knowledge and learning into challenging cross-cultural scenarios.

Students who participate in Envoys programs convert the learning that they do at school into meaningful action abroad. They define and redefine their values throughout the program, learning to connect those values to possibilities for action in their communities back home.

School faculty and Envoys staff work hand in hand to design every aspect of the program, aligning each activity with a desired learning outcome. Experiential education provides students with opportunities for metacognition that ground their previous understanding of TOK in direct experience.


Program Elements



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PRE-DEPARTURE ONLINE COURSEWORK


Envoys provides schools with meaningful pre-departure coursework based on understanding CAS concepts and the IB framework.  Research shows that learning outcomes on educational programs such as ours are bolstered by intentional coursework before the students leave their home country.


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EXTENDING CREATIVITY, ACTION AND SERVICE


On Envoys programs, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) come alive through unforgettable experiential education.  We believe that students learn best by engaging in direct and frequent exchanges with local people that build intercultural understanding and empathy.


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Expanding
Theory of Knowledge


Structured, daily reflection develops students’ understanding of TOK throughout the program, identifying areas for growth and improvement. As the program finalizes, trip leaders lead guided reflections that help students create plans for action once they get back to school.



Sample Programs

Envoys is a team of educators.  We design custom programs directly in collaboration with schools to maximize learning for students. The following program is an example of how we have worked with IB schools in the past to design a service learning experience around CAS concepts.

We believe that students learn best by engaging in direct and frequent exchanges with local people that build intercultural understanding and empathy. Envoys partners with carefully selected experts in our destination countries to ensure the  highest-quality education experience on all programs.

All programs are fully customizable!

finding Pathways to peace

colombia

This program focuses on the peace process, conflict resolution, and developing cross-cultural understanding.

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tradition in north africa

Morocco

Students investigate the concept of identity through the lens of pan-africanism, society, and traditions.

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exploring History and Apartheid

south africa

We dig into significant cultural and political issues that make South Africa what it is today.

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conservation vs. development

galapagos

Students explore what it takes to be active in the conservation of our natural environments by working hands-on with local actors.

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challenges in public health

malawi

Our programs in Malawi have been designed to educate students on vital issues affecting the world today and is based on Future Earth’s model of sustainable development and environmental conservation.

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exploring a divided korea

south korea

Students have the unique opportunity to interact with a group of North Korean defectors studying English in Seoul. This person-to-person interaction allows for a deeper and more emotional understanding of the immense sadness surrounding the split of the Korean peninsula.

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development pathways in latin america

argentina

Since reaching a peak as the world’s seventh-wealthiest nation in 1920, the twentieth century has seen Argentina follow an often tortuous path of political turmoil and economic crisis. Traveling through and experiencing this vital and vibrant nation provides the perfect context for considering development models and the role of external forces in mitigating (or exacerbating) crisis.

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sustainability and clean energy

uruguay

Learn how Uruguay has combined technological innovation with solid economic policymaking and international trade to transform its energy sector

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Water is life: Industry, economy , culture

Japan

We explore the country, making observations, conducting site visits, and engaging with a range of local people in an attempt to better understand the Japanese relationship with water in industrial, economic, and cultural spheres.

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Envoys is always interested in assisting new partner schools to stretch the boundaries of global education and international travel.
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Customized Travel Programs

Envoys works hand-in-hand with our partner schools to design, implement, and assess travel programs around the world.