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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!

Eat. Explore. Enjoy.

Company tours and walking can build up quite an appetite! So why not experience cultures with your taste buds? Living in south Louisiana, I never thought I could experience cuisine better than anything local. We landed in Europe and I was quickly proven wrong. While studying abroad, you can try Read More

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Why IBS Was The Best Program For Me

Every single day life presents us with an incredible opportunity to become a better individual than we were the day before. Sometimes these opportunities are very apparent and smack us right in the face, but at other times they require a little bit searching to be found. When I made Read More

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“Go Fund Me” Ideas

The greatest obstacle I faced in studying abroad as an independent first-generation college student was the daunting task of coming up with the money for the trip. I didn’t have a fancy job to pay for the trip myself, nor did I have a generous friend or family member who Read More

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If Only I Knew What I Now Know

My time spent on the Summer Europe Seminar with IBS was undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating journeys I have ever experienced. There was simply so much to do, so much to see, every single day we were abroad. The closest analogy that comes to mind is that of a Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

My advice for all future travelers

We all have our own journey and mine started by studying abroad in Australia and then Cyprus. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and I’ve advised over 1,500 students on their way to study abroad. I’ve broken down my 3 most important pieces of advice to all of my students Read More

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Is Reverse Culture Shock a Real Thing?

If you’ve signed up for an IBS seminar, or are considering some form of study abroad, then it’s likely that you’ve done some research about the country you’re wishing to visit. When I was preparing for the Summer China Seminar, I did lots of research on the country and the Read More

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Top 5 Things to do Before Your Summer Europe Trip

1. Currency Exchange Before I left for my trip I went to the bank and withdrew a small amount of cash in form of euros, francs and pounds and I am SO glad that I did. It is also imperative to alert your bank that you will be traveling abroad, Read More

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Find Out What Makes for the Best Weekend in Barcelona

Making the Most out of a Weekend in Barcelona There is no shortage of things to do when visiting such a dynamic city like Barcelona.  Everyone knows to hit the beach, tour Gaudí architecture, and get a load of the nightlife.  However, here are a few tips to get more Read More

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All Business No Play?

FALSE. One thing I never thought about was all the free time we would get during the trip. I knew we had scheduled free days, but the business meetings and presentations rarely lasted two hours. This meant free time and lots of it. The business meetings were very beneficial to Read More

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How To Pay for an IBS Trip

So, you heard about International Business Seminars on campus and you’re looking into the different trips. As you’re perusing the website and rereading the brochure that was thrust at you, you notice the four digit number under “Cost of Trip” and your heart skips a beat. You think to yourself, Read More

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New Year’s Eve in London

So, it’s your first time out of the United States and you’re with strangers in London on New Year’s Eve…what’re you gonna do? First, Don’t Freak Out… because in less than two weeks these 44 virtual strangers will become family… sharing the experience of a life-changing study abroad program with Read More

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Make the Most Out of the Company Visits on Your Seminar

Get the most out of your company visits with International Business Seminars I will start this blog with the assumption that you have joined the IBS seminar because you want to gather real international experience and stand out from the crowd with a great resume. Here are some tips on how Read More

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