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 My Experiences Aboard Helped Me Get A Job With EY

My experiences with International Business Seminars (IBS) have not only improved my personal growth but have also helped me grow professionally. My trips abroad have taught me skills and helped me gain insight into industries and processes that future employers view as valuable. I have just gone through the job Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe, Winter SE Asia

Best Sites to Visit While Studying Abroad in Europe

During our three weeks studying abroad in Europe, we saw a lot of fascinating businesses, but we also got to see other iconic sites. In the United States, I have seen interesting sites such as the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, the White House, and Niagara Falls. I saw Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

What IBS Taught me about the Beauty of French Culture

Prior to studying abroad with International Business Seminars, many people asked me “What country are you looking forward to the most?” My answer was always, without hesitation, Italy. My grandfather’s last name is Monfeli, and my family has roots in Rome, Naples, Sicily, and many other parts of Italy. So, Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe, Winter MBA, Winter One, Winter Two

How to Avoid Being an “Ugly American Tourist”

Before I had even finished the application for my IBS seminar, I knew one thing for certain: I was going to blend in while abroad. I was going to Europe, and so I wanted to be able to look, dress, and act as a European. I read blogs. I did Read More

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The Importance of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad has always been something that I admired, and knew growing up that I wanted to participate in. However, until coming to Montana State University, I never really knew how this venture would benefit me. Little did I know, it has affected my perception of almost every situation I Read More

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Using WeChat Pay in China as a Tourist

WeChat, a Chinese social media platform, is one of the most popular chat apps in the world. With more than 650 million daily users, the app has become one of the most heavily used in existence. Over time, the app has expanded to allow Chinese citizens and tourists to make Read More

Category Summer China

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad

Pack a suitcase with extra room When going on a study abroad trip for about a month, you want to bring your whole closet and everything you own, but DON’T! For starters, I would bring statement pieces that can match with different tops and different bottoms. You also don’t want Read More

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Not Your Typical School Setting

Who doesn’t like to have a fun time while learning!? The company I enjoyed learning from the most was BMW. BMW gave us the chance to learn how the company started and see how things get done every day. It was a great experience to see how cars that some Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip During my study abroad trip, I learned that these were some of the most important items that either I or other people on the trip realized were essential while abroad. Different Types of Clothing One of the first things I learned Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Best Streetfood You Can’t Miss in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city by population in Vietnam and is the arts and cultural center of the country. It is an international tourist site, with an estimated 6.39 million tourists in 2017. If you plan to visit this wonderful city, here’s a Read More

Category Winter SE Asia

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

Category IBS Student Blogs