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!

How to Pay for Your Seminar Without Using Your Own Money

How to Pay For Your Seminar Without Using Your Own Money As college students, money isn’t really something that we have a lot of. Especially when it comes to paying for classes, textbooks, gas, etc. There is only so much a check can cover and IBS understands that. When I Read More

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5 Essential Packing Tips for Your Trip Abroad

5 Essential Packing Tips for Your Trip Abroad There are a lot of packing tips out there on the internet. Here are some of the essential packing tips that in hindsight would have helped me out enormously. 1. Balance your casual and business wardrobe. On the IBS Summer Europe Seminar, Read More

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Helpful Advice From Someone Who Studied Abroad in Europe

Helpful Advice From Someone Who Studied Abroad in Europe You are thinking about studying abroad or have already chosen the study abroad program that’s right for you. Either way, congratulations! You are in for a trip of a lifetime. I studied abroad in Europe in the summer of 2019 through Read More

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The Wonders of Beijing and Shanghai, China

The Wonders of Beijing & Shanghai, China This article will cover the sites that we traveled to and their significance to me. Some of these places sound familiar to most Americans, while a couple might not. When on the IBS Summer China Seminar, I had the opportunity to go to Read More

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Why I Chose to Study Abroad With International Business Seminars

Global Goals The start of this trip was one of nervous excitement. I didn’t know what to expect but when I learned about the IBS Summer China trip I was given the reassurance and confidence that I could go through the program and come out as a better person. One Read More

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Financial Advice from a Student on a Budget

The minute you hear anyone talking about going abroad, it’s human instinct to immediately see the dollar signs start racking up in your head. How is any college student on a budget supposed to afford something like traveling overseas when we’re out here on campus eating ramen noodles for every Read More

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Ready, Set, Goals!

Goal 1. Gain International Confidence I set my first goal when I heard about the International Business Seminars (IBS) trips while I was looking for study-abroad opportunities. I wanted to experience going out of the country and gain confidence in a place where the culture, language, and people were different Read More

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Taking Care of International Business in Thailand & Vietnam

Learning International Business from International Businesses When looking at the itinerary for the trip, I glanced at the list of the businesses we would be visiting. I was surprised to see how unfamiliar I was with the majority of them, having really only known a decent amount about Intel. With Read More

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Finding My Passion with International Business Seminars

Rediscovering My Passion for Business I am a sophomore Business student at LSU and before going through the study abroad experience with IBS, I was beginning to question my business major. As only a sophomore in college, I had not yet reached the more interesting and useful classes, and I Read More

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Meeting New Friends

Traveling internationally may seem intimidating. For some, this may be their first time traveling out of the country, or even a first time flying for others. While this is already daunting, add traveling with 20+ other people you have never met before to the list. While this may seem extremely Read More

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Culture Shock in Southeast Asia

The “culture shock” diagram was shared in our introductory meeting in Thailand, and stuck with me throughout our trip (as pictured on the right). Although the diagram explains the stages over a month to month period, I feel I experienced a similar pattern during my trip just on a smaller Read More

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My Professional Dreams

Attending the Winter One International Business Seminar was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I was able to become more independent, I was able to experience different cultures, and I was able to grow professionally. This seminar taught me a ton about myself and further Read More

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