What is Internationalism?


Internationalism: Internationalism permeates all aspects of the curriculum. The IB expects its
schools to move beyond the superficial treatment of other cultures (the 5 Fs of food, festivals,
famous people, folklore and fashion
). Instead, schools are encouraged to see internationalism
as, "… an attitude of mind that permeates the curriculum, and is not just a special unit or activity"
(IB World Magazine, November 2003). In order to do this, students are asked to look beyond the
obvious and examine values, gender roles and diversity and other elements in order to better
understand their own culture and the world we share.

Cross-curricular interdisciplinary ideas from the United Kingdom-very thorough and very useful