IB Support Station
Walking Tree Travel programs provide unique opportunities for students in International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. You only need to compare the action words in our mission statements to see how closely the goals of each organization align:
|The Walking Tree||The International Baccalaureate|
. . . mission is to inspire individuals to become global citizens who take an active interest in the world around them.
. . . Rather than a typical tour, our programs are designed for a proactive, select group of travelers that seek an authentic international experience and an opportunity to grow as leaders and global citizens. Cross-cultural interaction allows participants to recognize similarities among people and to look beyond the differences they may fear.
Walking Tree stands for open, curious, and compassionate international travel.
. . . aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
. . . These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
In addition to the adventure of a lifetime, IB students also:
Receive Subject Area Study
- Participants can practice and improve their English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Language Skills or increase their knowledge of Environmental Science, Ecology, World History, and Geography.
Engage in Reflection
- In their travel groups, participants join in structured daily reflection on their observations, achievements, and challenges. Participants also have Solo Time for personal reflection through journaling, art, meditation, or music.
Have An Opportunity for Field Research
- If it aligns with an Extended Essay topic, participants can use time during their programs to conduct qualitative field research. This can include everything from interviewing members of the local community or attending religious ceremonies to investigating improvements to recycling programs or examining fútbol and children’s health!
Get to Fulfill Their CAS Requirement
- With approval from an IB Coordinator, participants can use their Walking Tree experience on a Service Adventure or Conservation Expedition to fulfill the Community, Action, Service Requirement.