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!

Why IBS Europe: Business Edition

As I looked for study abroad programs, of which LSU offers plenty, it was International Business Seminars that stood out the most. It had the most potential to influence my life the most, but how? I went through the application process and meetings with my head and became increasingly interested Read More

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Making The Most of Each City Abroad

Your luggage is packed (and probably overweight), you’ve said goodbye to your friends, and your passport is in hand. Now what? International Business Studies is a very unique program. I mean, in the sense that you are able to visit various cities, in a short amount of time, and get Read More

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London Calling!!!

You’re probably reading this because you have been thinking about traveling abroad, well let me just tell you, you should go ahead and do it. I was always the kind of girl who was afraid to leave the town I lived in, and never imagined myself traveling all alone, one Read More

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Language Barriers

“But I don’t speak the language,” is one thing I’ve heard frequently from students wanting to study abroad in a foreign country. However, that should NOT be a factor keeping you from going overseas. Traveling in Europe made me feel so incompetent as an American. Five of the six countries Read More

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Vietnam: Not Just a War

When planning for the Winter SE Asia seminar, I was more excited for Thailand than Vietnam. In fact, I had very few expectations for what Vietnam would be like or what to expect. So when I got to Vietnam, I was quickly swept away by the hundreds (if not thousands) Read More

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Food for Thought

My favorite part of studying abroad in Vietnam was the food! I love how fresh the seafood was. The seafood was killed that day and sometimes even right in front of you. In the picture below you can see just how fresh the fish was when it was killed. You Read More

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Insights I Gained From Studying Abroad

Greetings! If you are reading this you are most likely in one of two boats: 1) You are considering studying abroad 2) You have already committed to a study abroad program and are wondering how to prepare for this undertaking. Kudos to you on taking the first step toward studying Read More

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Interview with Summer Europe Alum, Molly

Molly is from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is completing her senior year in marketing and finance. She has gained an appreciation for other cultures and traveling through her time with International Business Seminars. What are your goals after graduation and has your experience with IBS impacted your career goals Read More

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Interview with Summer Europe Alum, Kendall

Kendall is from Pensacola, Florida and she’s currently a student at the University of Mississippi. Kendall is an Integrated Marketing Communications major with a minor in Business and found an International Business Seminar to be exactly what she needed to take her education to the next level. Read more about her Read More

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International Business Seminars..What Does This Have to do With My Career?

The feelings of guilt for going overseas (when much of my family has never had the opportunity) were very real for me. I repeatedly was asked, “What does this have to do with college?” or “What does this have to do with your Accounting career?” by confused friends and family. Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer China

Life after IBS – My Job Offer in London

As my last blog post, I have chosen to write about life after IBS. While the trip was nothing short of incredible, the experiences will last a lifetime and continue to influence my choices in the future. I have always loved traveling but IBS allowed me to see the world Read More

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Clothes and Accessories Overseas

Here are a handful of clothing/accessory hacks I used to ensure my safety and to pack light while studying abroad. Cross-body purse I liked this one from Travelon (around $30-$50 on Amazon, depending on color) because of the following features: • Zipper clip (so that nobody can get at your Read More

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