IBLA and IBBO Alumni Discuss Life After IB
20 students from the International Baccalaureate Latino Association (IBLA) and the International Baccalaureate Black Student Organization (IBBO) came together over the holidays to eat, laugh, reminisce, and talk about college life and the IB high school experience.
These young people, most of them first-generation college students, are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at Stanford, CSU, Northwestern, CU, DePaul, University of Wyoming, University of San Francisco, George Washington University, and Scripps. They are majoring in Political Science, International Studies, Marketing, Business, and Engineering, to name a few. One young woman just returned from a semester abroad in Argentina. Another is in law school. All desire to “change the world.”
While all of them admitted that it was difficult to be a student of color in the IB program at GW, they felt they were academically and emotionally prepared for college work and the college environment. They gave credit to IBLA and IBBO for giving them much-needed support in high school, and all of them made sure to find similar organizations in college. They are truly remarkable!