Every single day life presents us with an incredible opportunity to become a better individual than we were the day before. Sometimes these opportunities are very apparent and smack us right in the face, but at other times they require a little bit searching to be found.
When I made the decision to partake in the International Business Seminars Summer Europe study abroad program I had no clue what was in store. As someone who loves to travel, meet new people, and explore the magnificent world we live in IBS presented a perfect opportunity to do what I enjoy most and even earn college credit while doing so!
In addition to the above reasons, my sister once told me that, “Studying abroad was the absolute best decision I have ever made”. I now understand why she always said that. Geared with a passion for new personal experiences, a strong desire to travel the world, and some advice from one of the most incredible individuals in my life, my decision to be a part of the IBS Summer Europe was quite easy.
Why I Chose International Business Seminars
I have always had a yearning to meet new people and learn as much as I can about the world. The structure of the IBS program seemed to perfectly fit the mold, as it allowed for a vast amount of time for personal exploration encompassed with business visits to some of Europe’s most successful organizations.
Just a quick side note for those of you that don’t know me, I am a person that likes to do what I want to. I say that because although the company visits were required, at least if you want to earn a good grade, they hardly felt like it was going to class. I mean come on, would you rather sit in class and learn about the world or actually experience it first hand? That’s what I thought. I am a firm believer in the idea that the greatest things in life are experienced. I can say without a doubt, my decision to go to the IBS Summer Europe was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What made the IBS program the best decision for me was the individuals that were on the trip. With 33 of the most talented and multifaceted students from around the nation, combined with a freaking awesome IBS staff, there was hardly ever a dull moment on my European extravaganza. IBS enabled me to make connections and form relationships with people that I will call some of my best friends throughout life. The countless memories we made, such as traversing up the beautiful Austrian mountainside lit by a lantern, exploring the exhilarating nightlife in London, or sublime evenings in Italy are ones that I will never forget.
As I sit here and attempt to describe why the IBS was the best decision for me, I have come to the realization that no words can accurately reflect the pure awesomeness of what makes up the IBS experience. I promise you that if you choose to be a part of the IBS program, it will be an adventure of a lifetime and one of the best decisions you have ever made. Hey, you, get out there and explore what the heck are you waiting for!