2017 IBSC Student Forum

Beyond Discovery: Investigation and Progress

23 – 28 June 2017
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Program Details

The Student Forum application process is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ibsc@theibsc.org.

Program Components

The program has three components:

  • At Home
    In the months leading up to attending the IBSC Student Forum in Baltimore, each boy will identify and engage in a service learning project in his local community in partnership with a local agency. The project should involve face-to-face contact, requiring at least four to six hours of commitment each month.
  • Online
    Starting in March 2017, boys will engage in a monthly online curriculum of readings, videos, and audio materials that explore the question of how myriad groups with differing views can come together to reach a solution. The directors of the IBSC Student Forum and their team designed the curriculum specifically for the forum. Boys must create and post responses through a variety of online media. Each monthly exercise will take about one hour to complete. In local service and as a member of this online community, the boys will consider the needs of their local communities, research and strategize how to raise funds, increase awareness, and change perspectives about the issues they are studying.
  • In Baltimore
    The boys will convene in Baltimore 23-28 June, to participate in a program of activities focusing on the theme Beyond Discovery: Investigation and Progress. The forum will involve workshops, day trips, keynote speakers, and the collaborative development of an initiative/program to take back to their schools and communities associated with their learning at the IBSC Student Forum.


Room and board will be provided at Towson University. All students and mentors will stay on the same floor of the residence. Mentors will share two-bedroom apartments; each mentor will have his/her own bedroom and bathroom. Students will share four-bedroom apartments; each student will have his own private bedroom, but will share a bathroom with another student. During their stay in Baltimore, students will be supervised by the leadership team of the IBSC Student Forum, assisted by the mentors.

Registration Fees

Registration costs US $1,000 for each student and US $1,000 for each mentor.

Student registration fees include room and board at Towson University, all meals, ground transportation, and entrance fees to all planned activities during the IBSC Student Forum. Mentor registration fees include accommodations at Towson University and full access to the IBSC Annual Conference when the mentors are not needed at the forum.

Registration does not include the cost of air travel to and from Baltimore, any out-of-country medical insurance, discretionary pocket money, and other personal necessities.

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