Anna Hvas Sandvad
My name is Anna Hvas Sandvad and I graduated from the IB at Ikast-Brande Gymnasium in May 2013. I chose the IB Diploma Programme because I wanted to continue my international education from High School. I also wanted to study alongside international students and meet new cultures.
Following the IB I decided to take a cap year gaining work experience and exploring the world. I went to Scotland for six months as a Castle Guide conducting tours in English and Danish. I also went to Nepal and Vietnam as a volunteer teaching English at Hanoi University of Natural Resources.
For me, the IB meant that I have been able to continue my international education further into University. I am currently studying an undergraduate at Aalborg University in English and International Studies (LISE). The IB has also meant that I have improved my English immensely; both spoken and written. On top of that I also gained several international friends whom I still see.
Anne Birk Jørgensen
I am sure IB has given me a lot of useful skills, both on a personal and an academic level. As IB is an international education, it has given me the opportunity to meet people from other countries, which have given me a better understanding of the world. So far I have already benefitted from the English skills IB has taught me, as I have been working a year for a global company. I am sure I will be able to use my English skills in my future career.
IB was not all about studying for me, as it has given me a lot of wonderful friends. We had great parties, and the CAS-Programme made sure that we experienced extraordinary things, which we would not have been a part of elsewhere.
After having had two years off from school, my plan is to study psychology at the University of Aarhus. I am sure IB has prepared me for university-life, as it has taught me to be dedicated to my studies and to work independently. Even though IB has quite a workload and a high academic level, I will never regret choosing IB.
Yasmin Vejs Simsek
My name is Yasmin and I graduated from Ikast-Brande gymnasium in 2013 after two years of doing IB.
I now live in London where I study Theatre and Creative Writing at Brunel University. IB has meant a lot to me, most of all academically. It made the process of applying for a university abroad so much easier, because they already acknowledged my academic level.
IB was also tough and in tough times you sometimes need a helping hand, which I got from friends made in IB as well as my teachers.