Mid IB Summer Revision Camp
July 18th – August 2nd, 2024

Join one of our magnificent CAS Adventures!

6-day CAS Adventure Trip in Mariazell, Austria : July 12th-17th, 2024

This CAS Adventure Trip in the picturesque mountain village of Mariazell and its surrounding Ötscher region will be a forever memorable experience in the stunning Austrian Fore Alps. You will be immersed in the old Austrian culture & traditions of a mountain village, will be invited to bake your first brown bread, help feed and milk farm animals and make your own butter and cheese. You will experience breathtaking mountain hikes and spend a night in a typical ‘Schutzhaus’ whilst discovering the secrets of this spectacular national park with our nature guide. This region is less than a 1.5-hour drive from Vienna, Austria’s capital. If you also wish to have this experience recognised for CAS hours then please check with your CAS Coordinator at your IB school prior to joining us!

14-day IB CAS & Spanish Immersion in Andalucía: July 7th-21st, 2024

Live and learn in the truly charming Pueblo Blanco “Vejer de la Frontera” in beautiful Andalucía. This compact 14-day holistic, interdisciplinary course with unique IB CAS (Creativity, Activity & Service) opportunity includes 10 hours of classroom Spanish per week, 24/7 immersion in the rich language, culture and history of this area. You will live in a lovely Spanish host family. The focus is on local and global issues, and the course offers both Pre-IB and Mid-IB incentives.

More Optional Short Courses for Mid IB Students

1. IB Writing Support


Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 200 €

TOK is a compulsory part of the IB Diploma. This course will help you learn to discuss philosophical, moral and ethical questions. The TOK assessment criteria and their application will be explained. Students will receive a total of 2 hours guidance in and out of class to support their TOK course work and to help them maximize their overall TOK grade.

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 300 €

Our IB subject specialists will assist and consult you on an individual basis to make the most out of your Extended Essay. The sessions are usually spread over a couple of days. This will allow you to work on your essay between sessions. Please note that this support builds upon but does not replace the supervision that you receive at school.

Duration: 4 days
Setting: Retreat, small group
Cost:
on-site – 920€ (accommodation to be added)

This retreat offers you the perfect environment to concentrate getting your Extended Essay in great shape before the school year resumes. We will offer you structural support from our IB coaches plus 30-minute-daily IBO-conforming advice from one of our highly experienced IB specialists in your required field of study. This will ensure you get your Extended Essay draft completed or close to completed by the end of the retreat. Our IB subject specialist will assist you for a total of 2 hours, spread over 4 days. Our IB coaches will ensure you have everything you need between 9 am and 3:30 pm to stay motivated and focused for the duration of this 4-day retreat. You can add to this retreat 1-3 IB revision workshops in 1-3 different main IB subjects.

Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-to-One
Subjects offered: all subjects
Cost: 150 € 

Internal Assessment is an important component in many IB subjects and contributes strongly to your final IB grade. This session offers you extra support in any of the mentioned subjects. You can choose as many subjects and hours as you wish in this category. Our IB subject specialists will assist you to improve your techniques and show you how best to apply the IA criteria in your work so that you can maximize your points in the given fields of study.

Duration: 4 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 300 €

Academic writing plays a pivotal role in the IB curriculum. From the extended essay and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to Language A and various Internal Assessments, it’s essential to master essay structuring, clear articulation, idea linkage, and proper spelling and punctuation. Additionally, this workshop delves into the nuances of text analysis. All these critical skills and more are encapsulated in this highly recommended 4-hour session.

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Small Group –
offered online and on-ground
Cost: 200 €

Effective time management and study techniques are pivotal for success in the IBDP and future endeavors. Our instructor will guide you through essential insights and equip you with practical tools to foster and solidify these crucial learning skills and habits.

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 250 €

Essay Writing Skills for Language A is fundamental for excelling in any Language A written examination, irrespective of the specific language. This 3-hour session is invaluable for all Language A students, including those whose mother tongues aren’t English (such as Swedish, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, etc.). It offers a focused opportunity to refine essay writing techniques and gain insights into crafting a compelling IB ‘Language A’ essay.

2. University Application Support


Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-to-One –
offered online and on-ground
Cost: 180 €

Choosing the right course and university is not an easy decision to make. Our counselors will advise you on an individual basis on U.K., U.S. and Central European universities to help you find the course and university that best suits your interests and abilities.

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group – offered ONLINE only
Cost: 250 €

While the primary objective of this course is to guide students in crafting a compelling candidacy for admission into prestigious universities in the UK, Central Europe, Canada, and the U.S., it goes beyond that. Participants will be introduced to key application platforms like UCAS (for UK applicants) and the Common App (for U.S. and Canada applicants). More than just application mechanics, this course instills in students the practical knowledge, adeptness, and mindset crucial for success in the university application process. The training is delivered by one of our exceptional university specialists.

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group and ‘one-to-one’ – offered ONLINE only
Cost: 250 €

Writing a well-balanced personal statement is critical in obtaining an interview at a UK university. Our counselors will help you tailor your statement to the particular courses you are interested in. The sessions will include ‘one-on-one’ guidance with your counselor, as well as a personal follow-up to review your refined essay.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Setting: Small Group – offered ONLINE only
Cost: 200 €

This is a highly specific course introducing students to the Oxford/Cambridge application procedure, and is run by our superb U.K. Oxbridge university specialist. This session is also suitable for students applying to similar highly competitive universities and programmes.

3. Mathematics


Duration: 2.5 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 250 €

This mini course is designed to give you the skills needed to write a strong mathematics HL or SL Internal Assessment.

At the end of this course:

  • You will have a solid understanding of the assessment criteria for the new syllabus.
  • You will understand how to write a good, complete, and interesting Exploration.
  • You will have chosen an appropriate topic to explore.
  • You will have written a good introduction with an aim, rationale, and background information.
  • You will have gained additional knowledge of the technology necessary to make a good presentation.

If you have already started your IA, the advice you get in this course will be invaluable to developing it. If you follow through with the advice given to you, you will make great progress towards completing your exploration by the time you leave IBWISE. The course will be taught by two IB senior examiners.

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 200 €

In this class you will learn how to use your graphics calculator effectively. This will not only help you to produce excellent homework assignments and math internal assessments but most importantly save valuable time on your examinations, as you will be able to work faster and electronically check complex calculations.

4. IQ & EQ


Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 250 €

Dates: July 18th (online via Zoom) or July 27th (on-ground)

In this workshop, we’ll delve deep into your current beliefs and understandings about shaping your future. Through diverse activities, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of your own identity, your goals, and the steps you can take to actively chart your journey forward.

We’ll employ components from ‘YrGaMe’, an innovative “life-scaping” tool, to empower and guide you on an individual level. Through this, you’ll discover how to position yourself for success, seize opportunities, navigate transitions smoothly, and further cultivate your independence.

“Life After School – A Kickstart!” is facilitated by Mentor-Coach and Leadership Trainer Chris Greulich. Those who want further individual guidance/’one-to-one’ sessions are welcome to do so.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 180 €

This exciting workshop will offer students tools and techniques to enhance their memorising ability. In a fun way they will be experiencing how their brain and memory works and how they can boost it. Students will also become more aware of their own individual strengths and weaknesses and offered tricks to tackle challenging situations when large amount of detail need be memorised and replicated.

Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 180 €

Many students find themselves feeling overwhelmed due to the demanding requirements of the IB, impending university admissions processes, and more. These feelings often manifest in various ways, including sleeplessness, anxiety, attention issues, headaches, and other physical symptoms. These reactions are typically indicators of stress and uncertainty about managing their responsibilities. Our consultation is designed to address these concerns in a confidential and supportive one-on-one setting. Students will receive personalized strategies and guidance from our founder, Nora, who brings years of expertise in adolescent counseling and family consultation.

Duration: 2 hour (per workshop)
Setting: Group
Cost: 80 € per workshop

For the first time in 2024, IBWISE is partnering with Girls Gearing Up, an international leadership academy, to offer a series of workshops to all our summer camp participants. These workshops aim to developing the skills, mindsets, and insights necessary for learners to become caring and fair leaders in their own lives and in their respective communities. Through interactive activities and collaborative sessions, participants will cultivate self-awareness and a global perspective, preparing them to navigate challenges and opportunities and to nurture and empower others along the way.

The Summer 2024 Leadership Workshops:

Leadership and power

In this interactive workshop, we’ll dive into the world of power dynamics, encouraging interactive reflection and outside-the-box ideas. Through creative expression and dynamic discussions, we’ll explore various types of power and how they impact our lives across diverse contexts. Participants will reflect on their own views on leadership, power, and influence, and develop their own understanding of what makes an effective leader.

Discover your leadership style

This engaging workshop focused on leadership values will give you the opportunity to reflect on your leadership potential and your desired leadership style. Through thoughtful discussions and interactive activities, we will explore the impact of role models and powerful leaders in our lives, and reflect on the leadership characteristics you aim to embody. This workshop guides learners in building their unique leadership personas, tailored to thrive in diverse settings, from self-leadership to making a global impact.

Becoming a powerful public speaker

Through engaging activities designed to build confidence while having fun, you will step out of your comfort zone to unlock your potential as a compelling public speaker. This workshop encourages learners to harness the power of their voices to not only express themselves in a variety of settings, but also to mobilize support for causes close to their hearts. Join us for this empowering exploration of public speaking and unleash the speaker within.

About the facilitator:

Sophie Lang is an IB graduate from the Vienna International School (2015) with BA and MSc degrees in Psychology and Pedagogy. After studying in the Netherlands and the United States, she has found her calling in working with young people of all ages – particularly those with international backgrounds – to help increase their agency and cross-cultural understanding.

In her coaching work at Girls Gearing Up and Linden Global Learning in Berlin, she is focused on creating supportive and inclusive environments where all learners feel confident and encouraged to share, challenge each other, and grow together. Passionate about inspiring the next generation of trailblazers, Sophie aims to help participants discover and harness their leadership potential. Join Sophie for a fun and transformative experience, and amplify the power of your voice, too!

5. One-on-one Coaching


Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-on-One
Cost: 150 €

Occasionally, students seek private tuition to address specific questions in their subjects. At IBWISE, we strive to accommodate these ‘one-on-one’ sessions with our IB specialists, providing tailored assistance whenever possible.