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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!

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What to Expect from Your Company Visits with IBS

I remember being nervous about my first company visit with Neokami in Germany with IBS. I did not know what to expect because I had never met the CEO of a company before. It can be intimidating, but if you do research and prepare for each visit, you will feel Read More

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FAQ’s with IBS Alumnae, Kendall

As my time as an alumni ambassador for the fall semester ends, I thought I would compile a list of the questions I am asked most often about IBS. 1. Where did you go on your trip? As much as I love telling people about IBS, I almost hate this Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Why IBS Summer Europe Was Right for Me

Location, Location, Location There is nothing more important about an abroad trip than the location(s). IBS Summer Europe offered six countries and multiple cities. PERFECT! The cities varied from villages to metropolises: lots to see, do, and eat. The methods of transportation were great as well—fly into Europe and take Read More

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Remove Yourself From the Comfort Zone

Prior to my experience abroad with International Business Seminars, I had traveled outside of the country on one occasion. Alongside my family, we took a week-long cruise to Mexico. Our itinerary brought us to three different ports, each with an afternoon of leisure and exploration. While that trip was undoubtedly Read More

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Why I Chose IBS

I decided to study abroad with International Business Seminars when I was browsing the Ole Miss study abroad website and found an interesting-looking program pertinent to my major. I love IBS because not only is it a great way to see unique countries but it is also a great way Read More

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A Day in the Life of an IBS Student

IBS provides a unique and unparalleled opportunity that is new and exhilarating on a day-to-day basis to each individual that partakes in the study abroad experience. This particular aspect that IBS provides is part of what made my study abroad journey such a wonderful time. Today’s modern society has unfortunately Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

A Taste Of Paris

Paris, France has been a dream vacation since I was a little girl. The sites, the sounds, the food and the language—it had to be the embodiment of France, or so I thought. Having traveled to Alsace-Lorraine, France in 2015, I soon realized the vast history and culture are what Read More

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How To: Plan for Your Trip Early!

You might be wondering why I’m writing a blog post about planning out your trip when the applications for the Winter study abroad programs haven’t even closed yet, but trust me when I say that you need to plan early. Planning isn’t just thinking about all of the fun you Read More

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Staying (Dis)connected

In this day and age it is hard to step away from our cell phones. Every sight is Snapchat* and Instagram worthy, plus mom wants daily Facebook updates. There’s even an Instagram competition that IBS puts on during the seminar, so why wouldn’t you bring your phone ready to use overseas? 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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Figuring Out Where To Visit On Your Trip

You’re going to be going to some amazing cities and you’re going to want to take advantage of the free time you have there. You should definitely look up places of interest that you would want to visit. If there’s somewhere you want to go, but you don’t know anyone Read More

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Money Advice: What To Do & What Not To Do

Some of you may be wondering what to do as far as bringing money to study abroad in Europe. My advice is to visit your bank and get Euros from them. The rates at your bank are much much lower than getting Euros at an airport or in Europe itself. Once Read More

Category Europe, IBS Student Blogs
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