International Business Seminars

Summer China

Blog posts from IBS Alumni about their experiences on the International Business Seminars Summer China Study Abroad Program in Beijing & Shanghai!

Common Questions about Studying Abroad in China

Studying abroad is a unique experience that allows students to build both a better understanding of their specific discipline and knowledge of global issues at the same time. While it’s surely an exciting time, it’s understandable that you might have a few questions before heading off to study abroad in 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

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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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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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Homesickness

I have always felt the pain of homesickness when away from my bed for even a night. Though packing pillows and photos of my loved ones helped a little, even one night away left me feeling down when the lights turned off at the end of the day. Homesickness was Read More

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Why I Chose IBS…Twice

It was my first month as an accounting transfer student. I was attending a new college and living in a new apartment in a new city when I was thrown into my first recruiting season. I was being recruited for accounting internships, recruited for business fraternities, for honor societies, and 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

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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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What I Wish I Knew Before I Left and What I’m Doing Differently This Time

Signing up for the Summer China seminar happened practically on a whim for me. In the midst of a crazy semester, I managed to apply, sign up, arrange everything with my school, and find the funding to pay for everything. But because I was (or at least felt like I Read More

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Journaling During Your Trip (You’ll Thank Yourself!)

Many students I traveled with on my business seminar planned to journal during their trip, but not many followed through with it past the first couple of days. Here are a few recommendations I have for seminar journaling, and the ways it has helped me since my return. Tips for Read More

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Question & Answer Session with IBS Alumnus

We recently interviewed our Alumni Ambassador, Amanda, about her experience on the Summer China study abroad program with International Business Seminars. Amanda is an accountancy student at Northern Illinois University. She is extremely involved and she is always finding ways to learn, explore and make herself more marketable in her Read More

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