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!

A Program Worth The Money

Studying Abroad on a Budget To achieve my goal of studying abroad, I had to find an option that accommodated my need for a shorter and financially attainable program. International Business Seminars was able to meet both of these needs. These seminars are brief experiences abroad in which you, as Read More

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This Trip Helped Me Evolve As A Traveler

For most of my time growing up, traveling meant pretty much going to one place, and that was driving to Florida every couple years or so. These were trips that, looking back, I did cherish as they were the last trips our family did being all together for an entire Read More

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Saving Money to Study Abroad

This blog is about saving money and ways to fund your International Business Seminars trip. When studying abroad the thought of money can be scary. However, I can say from first-hand experience it is so worth it. IBS makes it very possible to find many different ways to fund your Read More

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French Culture and Food

Gâteau d’opéra et Sauternes Whenever you travel to a new country, it goes without saying that you should completely immerse yourself into the culture and interact with the locals. Learn the public transportation system, explore the historical museums, and eat at neighborhood restaurants. Personally, my favorite way to engage with Read More

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The World’s First Hard Rock Café

When I received my IBS Winter Two Program in the mail I was so excited. I quickly looked through it to see the company highlights. When I saw Hard Rock Café in London, I was really excited. I could not wait to learn all about their history and to step Read More

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Funding My Program with Loans

I funded my program by using refund checks from my student loans, having yard sales, grading papers for my French professor, dog sitting, and more. Also, I searched around my house for Euros leftover from my previous trips to France. Each year, I get up to $20,500 in student loans Read More

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Thailand: The Land of 1000 Smiles

I have always wanted to visit Thailand since I could remember. I love Thai food, the artwork, and the architecture so Thailand was always a place I dreamt about traveling to. When I found out about the Southeast Asia trip through IBS, I immediately filled out an application to go. Read More

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Thankful For My Study Abroad Experience

Learned Helplessness I could contribute my avoidance of any and all study abroad plans to a sense of learned helplessness. Although I knew I would love to experience studying abroad, I felt powerless when it came to making that dream a reality. I felt powerless because of my huge list Read More

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Study Abroad Scholarships

When someone starts talking about study abroad, I believe most people already start to imagine themselves in other countries exploring new cultures and meeting new people. They think about how amazing of an experience study abroad would be. Then almost immediately reality slaps them upside the head and they worry Read More

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Lloyd’s of London

Lloyd’s of London – From a 17th-century coffee shop to the world’s premier insurance marketplace Before the seminar, I had no idea what Lloyd’s of London was, let alone that it is one of the most famous buildings in the world. I quickly learned it was unique for a variety Read More

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International Business In Southeast Asia

This post is about how I chose the International BusinessWinter Southeast Asia Seminar and how I was very nervous before going. I am sure some people are full-on adventure-seekers, but for me, this trip was something I was very nervous about. It all worked out though! International Business Seminars was Read More

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Brexit Divorce

For my executive experience abroad, my group visited both France and the United Kingdom. I found it to be very enriching to learn from these two different cultures and thought it was interesting to see the contrasting natures between their work approach and general lifestyle. Also, our program included visits Read More

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