International Business Seminars

Winter SE Asia

Blog posts from an IBS Digital Ambassador experiencing Bangkok & Ho Chi Minh City on Winter SE Asia!

Taking Care of International Business in Thailand & Vietnam

Learning International Business from International Businesses When looking at the itinerary for the trip, I glanced at the list of the businesses we would be visiting. I was surprised to see how unfamiliar I was with the majority of them, having really only known a decent amount about Intel. With Read More

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Culture Shock in Southeast Asia

The “culture shock” diagram was shared in our introductory meeting in Thailand, and stuck with me throughout our trip (as pictured on the right). Although the diagram explains the stages over a month to month period, I feel I experienced a similar pattern during my trip just on a smaller Read More

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Prosperity in Southeast Asia

I had no idea what was in store for me but I did have a couple of goals when I signed up for the Winter Southeast Asia International Business Seminar. Some of these goals were to make a few good friends, to learn more about how businesses abroad operate, and Read More

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When the Travel Bug Bites

learning first hand I had just returned home from my first time studying abroad when the travel bug hit me. I started searching through my school’s global engagement website to find another great opportunity. When I found International Business Seminars and began to make the first steps, I had no Read More

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How to Spend Your Free Day in Bangkok, Thailand

Best Day Ever! How should your free day in Bangkok be spent? Two words: Elephants World. At first, it was hard not to cringe at the thought of wasting 6 hours of our only free day on a coach bus headed to Kanchanaburi, Thailand. However, having experienced what I did Read More

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How I Grew Personally & Professionally in SE Asia

Before I ventured off and took my first steps towards becoming a college student, I read a journal on how to survive my college years. Referenced inside, was a quote by Albert Einstein that read “the only source of knowledge is experience.” Ever since that day in late August of Read More

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The Company Visit I Enjoyed Most while Traveling to Southeast Asia

Edwards Lifesciences The company visit I enjoyed the most was Edwards Lifesciences in Bangkok, Thailand. Edwards Lifesciences in Thailand is a commercial based facility that focuses on the selling and marketing of heart valves for patients who are suffering from heart disease. Edwards Lifesciences was started in 1958 when Miles Read More

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Travel Tourism in Thailand & Vietnam

As I departed on my first ever trip abroad, I knew I was in for some exciting firsts and new adventures. What I didn’t know was all of the small things I would learn along that way that would help make my trip complete. My first piece of travel advice Read More

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Feeling Welcome in Southeast Asia

Initial Fears One of the biggest questions you need to ask yourself when deciding to study abroad would be: “Is traveling to a different country meant for me?” Seeing the world is something I’ve always want to do but I have been too scared to go alone and also feared Read More

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Traveling to Southeast Asia

Upon my return to the United States, I have realized that I have changed in a few ways. One thing that I’ve noticed is that I have gained new perspectives and respect for people. People in Thailand especially were so kind and welcoming, it made me wish we could learn Read More

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Learning Something New While Traveling to Southeast Asia

During Day 4 of the International Business Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, I had the privilege to meet Eric Hallen. Eric is the retired manager at Rembrandt hotel and one of the things he stated was how Thai people respect everyone. He said, “No matter what job or social status someone Read More

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Insightful Company Visits

Learning from top executives and successful expatriates while abroad gave me insights into Asian business culture that I would not have been able to discern as an outsider. The realizations that dawned on me during my trip, from how blessed I am to have the rights I do as an Read More

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