International Baccalaureate

Diving brief before diving in Thailand

For schools and colleges offering the International Baccalaureate Program we are committed to creating unique and challenging projects that exceed the requirements of the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and Extended Essay elements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, working in partnership with school coordinators, students and our in-country staff.

We can tailor a trip to fit the needs of a certain department within the school or college. So whether your History department is looking at studying the Inca civilization on one of our Archaeology projects or the Science department is interested in learning about ways to protect the rainforest on a Conservation project, we can make sure that each aspect of the trip meets your learning outcomes.

Projects Abroad Offers:

A visit to Machu Picchu as part of a group outing

  • The expertise of qualified educators well versed in IB programming
  • Customised programming designed by qualified educators with extensive experience of experiential education
  • A wide and extensive variety of projects
  • Availability in all of our destinations
  • One-on-one support from in-country staff
  • Availability for individuals and groups year round
  • Certification from Projects Abroad to verify total amount of CAS hours
  • Completion of online supervisor review
  • Availability of a customised reflective journal

Two students from Ashbury College used their service learning experience in Peru for their Extended Essay. Their overriding goal was to help further develop literacy and numeracy skills in primary aged students. Projects Abroad staff, in country, worked closely with the Peruvian school to set-up and facilitate this goal.

  Pre-departure In-country Post - experience
Creativity Learning about needs of in country partners Researching and developing learning tools Adjusting plans to better meet learning needs of students
Creating new activities to better match students’ interests and strengths
Asking questions about what added resources might be helpful
Activity Learning from junior school teachers Working with younger students at home school Running a variety of activities both in and outside the classroom to develop English language skills and comprehension Sending additional materials to local teachers to extend learning
Service Running a book drive to collect early readers
Fundraising to buy additional classroom supplies
Providing more than forty hours of service to Peruvian students in primary grades Preparation and dispatch of a follow-up care package to the school

Each group that volunteers with us on a CAS project, for their International Baccalaureate, will receive a customized Reflective Journal that has been tailored to the group’s schedule and the country that they are visiting. When the group signs up, we will discuss what features to include in this journal that would best reflect the learning outcomes of the group. For an example, please click the link below to download Ashbury College’s example for their trip to Peru.

Download the Ashbury Peru Reflective Journal

To find out more information on the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, please Read the PDF in the link here. For more information on the International Baccalaureate Programme, please visit www.ibo.org.

Case Studies

To read more about groups that have volunteered with us, to gain service hours for their International Baccalaureate Diploma, please follow the links below:

    • Canadian International School Bangalore

    • Group :Canadian International School Bangalore 2017
      Age :16-17 years old
      Group size :28 students 3 teachers
      Project :CAS
      Destination :Krabi, Thailand

Alternatively, if you would like to see an example of a group that has volunteered, please see the example of Appleby College on their volunteering trip to Mongolia below:


For more information on how Projects Abroad can customise a trip to meet the requirements of your International Baccalaureate Diploma, please call us on 01903 708316 or email us at groups@projects-abroad.co.uk

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