International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors

Our Alumni Ambassadors have participated in a variety of IBS programs. They are here to provide support and guidance in your decision-making process. We encourage you to contact an Ambassador who attended a seminar that you are interested in to gain a better understanding on what to expect and the benefits, challenges, and experiences of studying abroad with IBS.

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Amanda Drazga
Metropolitan State University of Denver

I overcame the challenge of traveling with many multi-faceted people. This experience helped me develop a greater capacity for having patience with others.

Summer China
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Amanda Mapes
Northern Illinois University

My experience abroad taught me as much about myself and the way I perceive the world as it did about China and Chinese culture.

Summer China, Winter SE Asia, & Winter One
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Anna Liljas
California Lutheran University

In each country we met with one to two businesses and had plenty of free time to explore. No other program offered this kind of itinerary.

Summer Europe
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Bennie Berzinski
Montana State University

I am majoring in Business Marketing and minoring in Chinese Studies and International Business.

Summer China & Summer Europe
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Eliette Rutledge
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The people I became close to on the trip will be great connections in business but also great friends for life.

Summer Europe
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Evan Ramos
Metropolitan State University of Denver

I learned while in China that if you take away the language barrier, the average Chinese and U.S. citizen is the exact same.

Summer China
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Jessica Rothamer
University of Alabama

The best travel advice I can give is to pack light. The less luggage you have, the easier it is to travel between each city and country.

Summer Europe
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Lexie McKay
Northern Illinois University

I really liked that the other students and I were all a little out of place so it was fun to bond over experiences and things that we had done together for the first time.

Summer China
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Maraam Hijaz
Moorpark College

Take the leap, life is about risks and this one I can assure you is worthwhile, as your view of things will change and expand for the better in your future business career.

Summer China
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Nicole LeBlanc
Louisiana State University

My favorite part about the trip was the people I was able to meet! The people you meet become your family during your trip because you get to make amazing new experiences together.

Summer Europe
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Sam Blanchet
University of Alabama

My advice for future students traveling abroad would be to make sure you are always in a group and to make sure you have a strong understanding of how public transport works.

Summer Europe
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Sean Mellin
Northern Illinois University

I liked that I could study abroad over a school break, which means that it doesn’t interrupt my academic path at all.

Summer Europe
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Shea Stanley
Northern Illinois University

While being abroad, I learned just how big and beautiful this world truly is.

Summer Europe
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Shelby Wainwright
Louisiana State University

After my trip to China, I feel more skilled in navigating difficult challenges.

Summer China
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Will Macken
Louisiana State University

I learned an astounding amount during my experience abroad on both the business side and the social side.

Summer Europe
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