International Business Seminars

IBS Student Blogs

These blog posts have been written by our students. Enjoy learning about the Executive Experience Abroad through our students’ eyes!

“Go Fund Me” Ideas

The greatest obstacle I faced in studying abroad as an independent first-generation college student was the daunting task of coming up with the money for the trip. I didn’t have a fancy job to pay for the trip myself, nor did I have a generous friend or family member who Read More

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If Only I Knew What I Now Know

My time spent on the Summer Europe Seminar with IBS was undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating journeys I have ever experienced. There was simply so much to do, so much to see, every single day we were abroad. The closest analogy that comes to mind is that of a Read More

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Is Reverse Culture Shock a Real Thing?

If you’ve signed up for an IBS seminar, or are considering some form of study abroad, then it’s likely that you’ve done some research about the country you’re wishing to visit. When I was preparing for the Summer China Seminar, I did lots of research on the country and the Read More

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Top 5 Things to do Before Your Summer Europe Trip

1. Currency Exchange Before I left for my trip I went to the bank and withdrew a small amount of cash in form of euros, francs and pounds and I am SO glad that I did. It is also imperative to alert your bank that you will be traveling abroad, Read More

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All Business No Play?

FALSE. One thing I never thought about was all the free time we would get during the trip. I knew we had scheduled free days, but the business meetings and presentations rarely lasted two hours. This meant free time and lots of it. The business meetings were very beneficial to Read More

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How To Pay for an IBS Trip

So, you heard about International Business Seminars on campus and you’re looking into the different trips. As you’re perusing the website and rereading the brochure that was thrust at you, you notice the four digit number under “Cost of Trip” and your heart skips a beat. You think to yourself, Read More

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New Year’s Eve in London

So, it’s your first time out of the United States and you’re with strangers in London on New Year’s Eve…what’re you gonna do? First, Don’t Freak Out… because in less than two weeks these 44 virtual strangers will become family… sharing the experience of a life-changing study abroad program with Read More

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Top 10 Apps for Your Trip to China

Spending two weeks in China without having the luxury of using my smart phone as freely as I would in the states was a challenge for me. I didn’t buy a data plan, or a Chinese SIM card and instead tried to manage only with free WiFi in the hotels Read More

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First Stop China, Next Stop the Rest of the World

Never having experienced a different country’s culture I am not sure what to expect besides experiencing total culture shock. In life, I try to be as open-minded as possible, and thrive on variety and trying new things. I can already tell I am going to be the proverbial tourist completely Read More

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