The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is the only school in mainland China, offering the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as part of the full continuum of IB programmes. During the 2017-2018 school year WISS began developing IBCP in an effort to give students more options, creating a flexible and balanced curriculum. IBCP is a great opportunity for Shanghai students who are passionate about Art & Design, Business & Sustainability, and Sports.


How can students study at one of the best art colleges in the U.S. without leaving Shanghai?

Art and Design is another pathway for the Career-related study available to Western International School of Shanghai students. It is accessible as an eLearning opportunity through the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). As an IB approved collaboration, SCAD offers a plethora of university-level courses based around foundation-level Art and Design.

There are a variety of courses on offer which affords WISS students a flexible pathway to explore their passion. Students will work on their SCAD courses in school via an online learning platform; they will also have the opportunity to take a summer course in some of the SCAD campuses around the world (Hong Kong, Atlanta, Savannah).


How does WISS prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow?

Up to 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. At WISS, we aim to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, not the jobs that exist today. In collaboration with the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), a top business school in Switzerland, the IB Career-related Programme has a joint enrollment package for students interested in pursuing a career in the world of business, with a specific focus on sustainability and leadership.

WISS is the fourth IBCP school in the world to offer this unique and exciting program to students. The demand in the field of sustainability grows each year, and this will continue into the future as the trend to ‘Go Green’ continues in workplaces all over the world.


How can passion for sports be turned into a successful career?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is a framework of international education that incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The IBCP Sports pathay at WISS allows students to gain hands-on experience and an educational base for careers in the field of sports.

Possible jobs include:

Sports Scientist
Physical Education Teacher
Sports Psychologist

Sports Advertising and Branding Executive
Sports Journalist
Sports Business Director

Personal Trainer
Specialized Sports Coach


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