International Studies Center
The center opened in September 2013 and started as a small office with the intention of expansion and growth into the future. The International Studies Center is designed to bring internationalism to the focus point of the school and infuse the ideals of internationalism throughout the community. The center also plays a central role in creating and sharing an increasing number of international activities and events. It is a place for the school community to find out more about resources, projects and international information. The center works towards infusing and supporting some of the beliefs and missions of the school and the International Baccalaureate organization.
International School of Turin Mission Statement
'...to derive full enjoyment of the world’s rich human and cultural resources, and to develop healthy minds and bodies...The School’s instructional methods, in keeping with the IB philosophy, emphasize inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, effective communication, intercultural awareness, and appreciation of a variety of points of view.'
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
'...The International Baccalaureate 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.'
International Baccalaureate Belief
'We encourage international-mindedness in IB students. To do this, we believe that students must first develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. All IB students learn a second language and the skills to live and work with others internationally—essential for life in the 21st century.'
Please see the following pages for information about the ISC's activities.