Since the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme was established in 1968, it has developed considerably till now. Between 2012 and 2017, the schools implementing IB programmes grew 39.3% worldwide. In an era when globalization and digitalization dominating the 21st century, IB programmes are not eliminated by time; instead, they have been adopted by more and more schools. IB’s Learner Profile and its mission correspond to Taiwan’s 12-Year Basic Education Curricular in a lot of ways, such as holistic education and the cultivation of competencies. This article starts with discussing the essence of IB programmes, then continues to describe the development of IB schools in Asia and the current IB schools in Taiwan, and finally proposes some inspiration for Taiwan’s new curricular from IB programmes. “There are other hills whose stones are good for working jade.” Taiwan’s new curricular and its competency-oriented course design may find inspiration from IB programmes, thus connecting to international mindedness and development.