The International Baccalaureate Program was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 with the intent of offering an accredited, well rounded, consistent, recognizable and reputable educational program for students living abroad and wanting to attend universities in the US. Basically, a program designed to provide universities with a "universally understood transcript".
The International Baccalaureate Program is offered worldwide and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people to help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
At the core of the program is the IB Learner Profile which describes the 10 attributes of an IB student. Think of the IB Program as you would a college major, where there is a set curriculum that must be completed in order to earn a diploma.