A research study undertaken by The University of Melbourne, has indicated that the IB has the potential to powerfully shape the lives of students who participate in its programmes.
Perceived impacts of the IB were wide-ranging, with some aspects only becoming clear many years after the completion of IB studies. Overall, the majority of former IB students who took part in this study believe that the IB has had a lasting and positive impact on their lives. IB alumni reported that the IB provided them with a broader view of the world, including what many people described as an international or global view. Related to this, many participants identified the IB as fostering critical thinking.
You can read the full research summary here.