Loukia Ktena IB Diploma student

IB Diploma Graduate: From Surviving to Thriving

We all go through hard times at multiple points in our IB Diploma lives. 

Anyone who’s done the IB knows that.

I myself am a former IB student and I now teach IB Diploma students as part of my job. 

Furthermore, a TOK and IB History teacher who’s taught over 300 IBDP candidates since 2012, I’m very aware of the challenges my IB students are going through.

Loukia Ktena is an IB graduate of May 2015 who was one of my TOK students. Loukia agrees with me on the need for more IB graduates like ourselves to work together so as to provide good quality content that helps IB students feel less alone in their effort to solve their IB life problems. 

We’ve been through it, and we want to help.

So in this episode of Let’s Talk About the IB, Loukia and I got together to talk about her memory of both the good times and the hard times of her IB experience. 

The result was this short video, which contains some personal anecdotes of both high points and low points. 

All 3 of the principles Loukia talks about in this interview come from her genuine interest in wanting to help IB students move beyond the goal of simply ‘surviving’ the IB. We hope you find it helpful.

Take care,

Ms Vardaki

IB Graduate | IB Teacher | Youth Mentor for Stress Relief