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!

What it’s like to Travel with Strangers

I chose to study abroad with IBS on the Winter One Europe Seminar because I wanted to attend a program where I would travel with strangers. With that being said, I went into this experience not knowing a single soul. To my surprise, this was one of the best decisions Read More

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I Gained More Than Just An Education On My Trip Abroad

I gained more than just an education on my trip abroad My study abroad trip not only enhanced my education, improved my network, but also helped me grow as a person in multiple ways. Before my trip abroad, I was very quiet, with a lot to say but didn’t know how Read More

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How to Find Funding to Study Abroad

How to Find Funding to Study Abroad One of the first things that I hear people say when they tell me they can’t study abroad is that the cost is too much. On first glance, this would appear to be the case but as you look at what you get Read More

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Why My Experience in Europe was Worthwhile

After weeks of debate, I decided to attend the Winter One 2018 seminar. I traveled to and learned about international business in London, Paris, Geneva, Heidelberg, and Amsterdam. Leaving the country for the first time was a scary thought, but I ended up having the time of my life! Why Read More

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What I Unexpectedly Gained from Traveling with IBS

Personal Growth Before I attended the Summer Europe Seminar, I was not an outspoken person and heavily relied on making plans and lists. I was reserved at the beginning because I didn’t know anyone else. After traveling with IBS, my family and I noticed how I grew personally and professionally. Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Travel Advice and Budgeting Tips

Once I had everything set for my seminar, there was one thing that I was still really stressed out about: How much money to bring. When I asked others for budgeting tips, people responded with, “Well, it depends on how much you want to spend.” – which doesn’t really help. Read More

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The Forbidden City and Chinese Traditions

From holding a higher regard for rank and having a higher dedication to their children, the Chinese culture is very different from that of the United States. Size still reflects power in China. Having a big building or a big entrance into a building means you have a lot of Read More

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Free Time in Europe

One of the first questions I get asked by students about studying abroad with International Business Seminars is if there is any free time. Of course, there is! On my Summer Europe Seminar, most of the company meetings and scheduled activities happened in the morning. This allowed us to have Read More

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A Regular Day in the Life of an IBS Program

When I initially signed up to attend the Summer Europe Seminar, I had no idea what to expect. I knew we would visit companies but I thought there would be quizzes and tests along the way. This program is anything but traditional! We weren’t ever in a classroom setting and Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Why I Decided to Study Abroad with IBS

Why I Decided to Study Abroad Growing up in the US and Canada, I looked at myself as someone who was fairly culturally adept. In comparison to many of my friends, that was probably true. A few of them had only been to a few states, much less lived somewhere Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

My Favorite Company Visit in China

Through the Summer China Program, I was able to visit companies in a variety of industries that helped me consider different options for my future employment. My favorite company visit in China was with Asia Pacific Properties. I loved the way the speakers presented and I loved the overall mission Read More

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I Grew Personally & Professionally During My Summer China Seminar

“I can honestly say that, of all the trips I have made across the world, this adventure was the most amazing.  I got more out of this experience in China than I ever could have imagined.”   Summer China Seminar: During the Summer China Seminar, we met Mr. William Baker, who Read More

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