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Global education, why is it important in professional work?

What does global education mean and how important is it for the challenges of the future? Why is there an increasing focus by families on the international curriculum? What is the IB Diploma? This was discussed by Federica Cravero, CEO Inspired Italy, and Iain Sachdev, Head of Education Inspired Italy, with journalist Fausta Chiesa in a video talk hosted on the Economy channel of Corriere della Sera. 

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What does global education mean and how important is it for the challenges of the future? Why is there an increasing focus by families on the international curriculum? What is the IB Diploma? This was discussed by Federica Cravero, CEO Inspired Italy, and Iain Sachdev, Head of Education Inspired Italy, with journalist Fausta Chiesa in a video talk hosted on the Economy channel of Corriere della Sera. 

Known in Italy as the International Baccalaureate, the IB Diploma is not just a high school graduation exam, but is also an interesting, challenging and open-ended course of study on major global issues. It is taken between the ages of 16 and 18/19, when the student chooses subjects based on his or her career orientation and aspirations and predispositions.  

Its specificity? It is the only educational model designed to train future citizens of the global world and not of a single nation state. The curriculum is defined by the IBO, which is a non-profit educational foundation established in Geneva in 1968.  

Any school that wants to offer an IB pathway must first have a set of requirements and receive authorisation from the IBO itself. 

While it used to be a path mainly embraced by the children of diplomats, the IB path is now popular with students and families. Beware, however: it should not be chosen only for the language issue, for English, but should be seen as a rigorous, competitive education pathway. 

The IB is, actually, increasingly appreciated by schools and universities, so much so that some schools in England are abandoning the British system of A levels to embark on the IB. 

Today, attending a school that offers a continuous IB curriculum means acquiring an international education and culture from an early age, having the right tools to achieve success in a complex world, open to relationships, which requires an open and flexible mentality. 

Attending a school like International School of Milan means truly living in an international context, with students from all over the world. Studying on our campus means growing up in a multicultural and stimulating environment. It means gaining an excellent preparation that opens the doors to the best universities in Italy and the world.