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.

Learn more about becoming an Alumni Ambassador

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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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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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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Melissa Scheve
Louisiana State University

I had the chance to explore new cities and countries on the other side of the world through a new scope and didn’t step foot into a classroom one time!

Winter Two
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Kimberly Comet
California Lutheran University

I feel that my time abroad has made me a more well-rounded person.

Winter One
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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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Valkyrie Buffa
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

During the seminar, I improved my public speaking, communication, and interpersonal skill sets.

Winter SE Asia
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