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!

Staying (Dis)connected

In this day and age it is hard to step away from our cell phones. Every sight is Snapchat* and Instagram worthy, plus mom wants daily Facebook updates. There’s even an Instagram competition that IBS puts on during the seminar, so why wouldn’t you bring your phone ready to use overseas? Read More

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Question & Answer Session with IBS Alumnus

We recently interviewed our Alumni Ambassador, Amanda, about her experience on the Summer China study abroad program with International Business Seminars. Amanda is an accountancy student at Northern Illinois University. She is extremely involved and she is always finding ways to learn, explore and make herself more marketable in her Read More

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Figuring Out Where To Visit On Your Trip

You’re going to be going to some amazing cities and you’re going to want to take advantage of the free time you have there. You should definitely look up places of interest that you would want to visit. If there’s somewhere you want to go, but you don’t know anyone Read More

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Money Advice: What To Do & What Not To Do

Some of you may be wondering what to do as far as bringing money to study abroad in Europe. My advice is to visit your bank and get Euros from them. The rates at your bank are much much lower than getting Euros at an airport or in Europe itself. Once Read More

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Eat. Explore. Enjoy.

Company tours and walking can build up quite an appetite! So why not experience cultures with your taste buds? Living in south Louisiana, I never thought I could experience cuisine better than anything local. We landed in Europe and I was quickly proven wrong. While studying abroad, you can try Read More

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Why IBS Was The Best Program For Me

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 Read More

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“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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