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 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
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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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Brooke Brignac
Louisiana State University

My time abroad taught me a lot about adapting to new environments, time management, teamwork, and learning about international business.

Summer Europe
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Clayton Kavanaugh
Louisiana State University

I learned how to take a leap of faith when it came to new experiences and food, you never know if you don’t like something until you try it!

Summer Europe
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Elise Ripley
Louisiana State University

I enjoy reading, practicing yoga, finding new coffee shops, and spending time with good friends and Verona felt like a place where I could do that!

Summer Europe
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Emily Arceneaux
Louisiana State University

Not only was this a valuable experience for both professional and educational growth, but I believe this experience improved me as a person.

Winter Southeast Asia & Summer Europe
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Garrett DeBruler
Montana State University

The most important thing I learned during my study abroad is about cultural differences and acceptance, especially in doing business.

Summer Europe
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Gilda Garcia
Northern Illinois University

I think this experience abroad is worthwhile because I didn’t know a lot about how living in Europe could be and how different the environments are.

Summer Europe
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Greg Marzilli
Louisiana State University

The most important thing that I learned was ‘what I did not know’ especially in terms of business opportunities and cultures.

Summer Europe
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Jaime Pellegrini
Northern Illinois University

In the future, I am open to working abroad and feel more comfortable than I would have if I did not travel with IBS.

Summer Europe
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Josh Oltman
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

If you do ever have the chance to go abroad, try anything and everything. Getting out of your comfort zone is the best part of being abroad!

Summer Europe
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Julia Meyer
Northern Illinois University

My Europe seminar with IBS was my first time traveling out of the country. By the end of the trip, I felt like a pro and a lot more confident going into unknown situations.

Summer Europe
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Katie Skipper
University of Mississippi

The number one travel advice I could give anyone is to PACK LIGHT! You don't need thirty changes of clothes on a week-long excursion, but you do need space for souvenirs.

Ole Miss International Study Tour - Barcelona
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Mike Yurkiv
Northern Illinois University

My favorite place on the seminar was Paris. Paris was everything people told me it would be and more. Despite the short time we were there, I had the chance to connect with French culture intimately.

Summer Europe
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Peyton Gutierrez
Louisiana State University

From my experience abroad I learned a lot about other cultures but also learned a lot about myself. Something I tried to do in every country I visited was to immerse myself in their culture, try to live their lives.

Summer Europe
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Phillip Proctor
Louisiana State University

It was fun getting to meet new people, and by the 3rd day, we were all well acquainted.

Summer Europe
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Samantha Stearns
University of Mississippi

Take the leap of faith and do something out of your comfort zone. I went on this trip not knowing anybody. I not only grew as a person but gained many friends along the way.

Summer Europe
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Taylor Richard
Louisiana State University

This was my first time traveling abroad and it was the best experience of my life. I will cherish this experience forever.

Winter One
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