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!

Experience Four Countries in 16 Days

My favorite part of my seminar was being able to travel to multiple different countries in such a short amount of time. For most study abroad programs out there you have to go to one place for an entire semester and you are stuck there just exploring and learning that Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Pre-Flight Checklist For Studying Abroad Trip

If you’re anything like me and have never been on a long flight before, you probably aren’t sure what to expect! Here are some things I learned about flying internationally that I think will help you prepare for your departure too. 1. Passport This may seem obvious since you can’t Read More

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The Ever-Intimidating Study Abroad Packing List

It’s been a few years since I went abroad with International Business Seminars, but I’m happy to say that I have been traveling since going to Europe in 2016. I’ve written a few blogs about how not to pack/not overpacking, but this past May I made a travel-changing discovery: packing Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Indulging in Cultural Cuisine

Coming from and constantly celebrating Italian heritage, I was thrilled when our coach bus pulled up outside of our hotel in Verona, Italy. I tried to avoid telling everyone I came across that my last name was ‘Pellegrini’ and I had been dreaming of traveling to Italy for my entire Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Top 5 Things To Do In London!

1. Champagne in the London Eye. Champagne in the London Eye is a must when traveling in London. When you buy this ticket you receive many perks too. Some being; Fact Tracked entry, a personal host, VIP check-in and the Eye Lounge pre-boarding. Both times I have been to London, Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Why International Business Seminars was Right for Me

Studying abroad can stir up a whole whirlwind of emotions for those who have never been abroad in general. While making the decision to study abroad can seem like a daunting task, IBS and their staff make the whole experience stress-free. Why I Chose International Business Seminars At the beginning Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

How I Met My Best Friend Through Study Abroad

I partook in the Summer 2018 Europe seminar through International Business Seminars. This trip, in only a few words, has completely changed my outlook on business and life in general. Before deciding to do the study abroad program, I was waiting on a sign. One of my closest friends said Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Personal Growth Through Studying Abroad

My experience with International Business Seminars (IBS) has been life-changing, to say the least. So far, I have done two seminars with IBS and both experiences were monumental and unique. Traveling abroad pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me things I could have not anticipated before the Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe, Winter SE Asia

Friendships Continue After Studying Abroad

Before my trip to Europe, I was given a list of students that would also come along with me on the journey of a lifetime. There were students from Louisiana State University, Northern Illinois, Murray State, and various other schools. I didn’t know any of these students prior to the Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Why Knowing a Foreign Language is So Important in Business

I often hear Americans who have just returned from Europe that “Everyone speaks English! There is no point to learning foreign languages!” I could not disagree more with this statement, particularly for people who are entering the world of business. I grew up speaking only English. I took Spanish classes Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Picnic in Paris

One of my absolute favorite days while studying abroad was our free day in Paris. Paris is FULL of hustle and bustle. Think crazy New York streets filled with shoppers around Christmas time except across the world and they all speak French. Of course in Paris, the first things you Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Austrian Adrenaline

Austrian Adrenaline One part of this trip I really enjoyed was the mix of free days and busy days. One of the most memorable free days I had was the early morning paragliding flight in Austria. It all started with my paragliding instructor Mr. Mike. He made sure to get Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe