School director Brandie SMith explains to readers of Discover Germany how the International Baccalaureate (IB) works and why she believes her school standsout from the crowd. Beautifully situated between Wurzburg and Nuremberg amongst the hilly forests and the wine-growing regions of Franconia, Northern Bavaria, one can find the International School Mainfranken. Home to a team of multilingual teachers and staff from five continents, the learning community aims to teach its 110 students, who themselves are from 26 different countries, the essential skills of life and the modern world from an international perspective. “Our goal is to prepare each student to think globally and act locally whilst teaching maths, languages, sciences and the other essential subjects,” head of school and Canadian national Brandie Smith explains.