Hello! My name is Kimberly Comet and I am a senior at California Lutheran University. I am working towards a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. I love to travel and experience new cultures, so I had always dreamt of studying abroad but did not have room in my academic plan to leave for an entire semester. The Winter One Seminar to Europe allowed me to get the experience of studying abroad while at the same time enabled me to network with incredible individuals, form amazing friendships, and learn how to step out of my comfort zone all within sixteen days.
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If you had 60 seconds to convince a friend to attend an IBS program, what would you say?
If I had 60 seconds to convince a friend to attend an IBS program, I would say that this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Student travel is much different than independent travel because it exposes you to things you would not be able to see, do, or learn on your own. Traveling with IBS not only taught me valuable business lessons, but also acted as a guided tour that held my hand through the intimidating parts of international travel. I am now confident to continue traveling internationally independently with the lessons I learned from IBS.
Being able to travel to multiple cities and countries, what travel advice do you have for future students?
After being able to travel to multiple cities and countries, my travel advice to future students is to absorb as much information possible and do as much as you can, while you can! Though the journey can get tiring at times due to early mornings, a busy agenda, or jet lag, it is worth pushing through the exhaustion and fitting that one last thing in. You are only in that country for a short time, so try and fit in as much as you can. You will be bummed if you missed out on that opportunity, whether it is visiting a museum or walking down a well-known street, later on!
What company did you enjoy learning from the most and why?
I enjoyed learning from all the companies we visited, but the one I liked most was Hard Rock Café. The Hard Rock Café was my favorite company we visited because of the positive energy exhibited from the speaker. Liam spoke to our group with so much passion and appreciation of the company he worked for which made the presentation so engaging an enjoyable. It was fun to learn about the history of the company and all of the prized memorabilia that hung on the walls surrounding us.
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