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The IBS blog is dedicated to sharing experiences and information on travel, business education, culture, study abroad, and more! Through the IBS Study Abroad Blog, you can find information on how to highlight your study abroad experience on your resume, top packing tips, and other information relating to planning a trip abroad or after returning home. The IBS Digital Ambassadors Blog shares experiences and advice written by our IBS Alumni. We encourage you to engage with our alumni as they are happy to share their experiences with you!

Friendships Continue After Studying Abroad

Before my trip to Europe, I was given a list of students that would also come along with me on the journey of a lifetime. There were students from Louisiana State University, Northern Illinois, Murray State, and various other schools. I didn’t know any of these students prior to the Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

9 Ways To Plan Your Free Time When Studying Abroad

While it’s true that the main purpose of your study abroad experience is to give you a valuable global perspective on business, that doesn’t mean your trip needs to be all work and no play. After all, even international executives often take advantage of downtime during business trips to check Read More

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Why Knowing a Foreign Language is So Important in Business

I often hear Americans who have just returned from Europe that “Everyone speaks English! There is no point to learning foreign languages!” I could not disagree more with this statement, particularly for people who are entering the world of business. I grew up speaking only English. I took Spanish classes Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

If I Study Abroad, Will My Credits Transfer?

First of all, it’s important to know that you’re not the only student to ask this question. Because studying abroad is such a great career opportunity, educational institutions often encourage it with college credit travel programs. In other words, your university won’t be all that surprised if you express a Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

7 Ways To Get Financial Aid for Studying Abroad

If you’re struggling to figure out how to fund your study abroad trip, don’t give up. Many students feel overwhelmed at first but quickly discover that there are way more options than they had imagined. Here are seven potential sources of financial aid to study abroad. 1. Study Abroad Scholarships Read More

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Benefits of Knowing a Second Language in the Workplace

No matter your specific industry or position in the workplace, it can be a great benefit if you’re an employee speaks a second language. This is especially true given how many barriers have been demolished thanks to the spread of technology, making it easier than ever for businesses across the Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

Why Every Study Abroad Student Should Keep a Travel Journal

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding learning in a foreign country, and there are several tasks that you need to complete before, during and after your journey. With so much to take care of and experience, you may forget to carve out some time to document your time overseas. For Read More

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How To Make Friends While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is as exciting as it is beneficial to your education or career. With so many options for studying abroad available, you may end up traveling the globe without your close friends. That situation can seem daunting and cause you to hesitate to go, but you don’t need to Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

Picnic in Paris

One of my absolute favorite days while studying abroad was our free day in Paris. Paris is FULL of hustle and bustle. Think crazy New York streets filled with shoppers around Christmas time except across the world and they all speak French. Of course in Paris, the first things you Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

8 Major Differences Between U.S. and Italian Business Culture

Italy has a somewhat unique economy split between high-profile international companies like Ferrari and smaller family businesses that center on natural products like fine wine and olive oil. This means that not all Italian company interactions take place in a boardroom. How can you prepare to make an awesome first Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

Men’s and Women’s Fashion Guide to Business Attire in France

The benefits of studying abroad in France go way beyond opportunities for tourism. France is an economic powerhouse in Europe. Making business connections when you land in Paris is definitely to your advantage. Ready to take the leap? There’s just one little thing you forgot about: what to wear for Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

Austrian Adrenaline

Austrian Adrenaline One part of this trip I really enjoyed was the mix of free days and busy days. One of the most memorable free days I had was the early morning paragliding flight in Austria. It all started with my paragliding instructor Mr. Mike. He made sure to get Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe
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