I am studying at the IB program in the private school of Amadeus in Vienna. We chose this school together with our parents when we applied to Smapse: it was practically the only option for quality teaching, together with music classes at a practically professional level, which is important to me, because I've been playing the violin since my childhood. Similar options were still in theUSA , but in Austria it seemed somehow more pleasant, more traditional, or something ... and still in classical music Europe will be stronger than America.
The IB program is such preparation for the future university: we have been taught for two years by a small number of subjects. We choose them ourselves, but here we need to be careful and think carefully: the curriculum is difficult, intensive, very rich, the amount of information is simply enormous. Of course, everyone chooses those subjects that he will need in the future for the university - there is no sense to pore over mathematics if you go to a doctor, for example. But if you are confident in the choice - be prepared for the fact that studies will take almost all the time.
Music helps me to relax: the descriptions of the school are not whitewashed by an iota - for music there is really everything. I can study at any time in the studio, it's easy to find a partner or an accompanist, all of them are constantly grouped together and ensembles. It is especially pleasant to listen to jazz bands in the evenings - they have tremendous jams and improvisations.