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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!

Best Sites to Visit While Studying Abroad in Europe

During our three weeks studying abroad in Europe, we saw a lot of fascinating businesses, but we also got to see other iconic sites. In the United States, I have seen interesting sites such as the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, the White House, and Niagara Falls. I saw Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Necessity Versus Luxury: Bilingualism in Europe Vs the US

There is the perception that the United States is a monolinguistic nation, that Americans have neither the desire nor the opportunity to learn or speak a language other than English. Studies attempting to quantify bilingualism in Europe vs the US seem to bear out this perception, with one such study Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

What IBS Taught me about the Beauty of French Culture

Prior to studying abroad with International Business Seminars, many people asked me “What country are you looking forward to the most?” My answer was always, without hesitation, Italy. My grandfather’s last name is Monfeli, and my family has roots in Rome, Naples, Sicily, and many other parts of Italy. So, Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe, Winter MBA, Winter One, Winter Two

What Are the Requirements for Studying Abroad?

It is a big decision to choose to participate in an academic study abroad program, but the process of applying involves more than just deciding to go. You are committing to living in another country for what is likely to be a few weeks or longer. You may be traveling Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

How to Avoid Being an “Ugly American Tourist”

Before I had even finished the application for my IBS seminar, I knew one thing for certain: I was going to blend in while abroad. I was going to Europe, and so I wanted to be able to look, dress, and act as a European. I read blogs. I did Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs

The Importance of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad has always been something that I admired, and knew growing up that I wanted to participate in. However, until coming to Montana State University, I never really knew how this venture would benefit me. Little did I know, it has affected my perception of almost every situation I Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs

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

Category Summer China

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad

Pack a suitcase with extra room When going on a study abroad trip for about a month, you want to bring your whole closet and everything you own, but DON’T! For starters, I would bring statement pieces that can match with different tops and different bottoms. You also don’t want Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs

Not Your Typical School Setting

Who doesn’t like to have a fun time while learning!? The company I enjoyed learning from the most was BMW. BMW gave us the chance to learn how the company started and see how things get done every day. It was a great experience to see how cars that some Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Common Questions About IBS Study Abroad Programs

Studying abroad is a unique way to learn new perspectives and gain insight into your academic or professional career. At IBS, discover a world of opportunity and learn how business is conducted around the globe. Most Common Questions from Applicants How Much Does It Cost? Seminars vary in cost, depending Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip During my study abroad trip, I learned that these were some of the most important items that either I or other people on the trip realized were essential while abroad. Different Types of Clothing One of the first things I learned Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

6 Statistics Every US Study Abroad Student Should Know

Even as more US students are choosing to study overseas every year, misconceptions persist about the programs, participants, and value of study abroad. While the benefits of studying abroad can sometimes be immeasurable, others can be calculated via mathematical means. The following US study abroad statistics demonstrate that studying overseas Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog
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