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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!

Reasons to Consider Studying Abroad in China

American students often hear about how enriching and beneficial a study abroad program can be during their college years. Along with an internship and foreign language experience, it is quickly becoming a staple of the modern resume for those who want to be on the executive track. Deciding where to Read More

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Ways Students Can Stay Safe While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity, and often a rewarding experience, but there are some legitimate study abroad safety concerns that you should take into consideration before you commit to a study abroad program. First of all, you should look at the facts to help in your decision-making process rather Read More

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7 Reasons Winter Break Is the Best Time To Study Abroad

As many reasons as there are to spend a semester studying abroad, there are nearly as many excuses not to pursue it. Maybe the cost is too prohibitive, or the time away from campus will be detrimental to your graduation plans, or the prospect of spending such a long time Read More

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Benefits of Studying Abroad More Than Once

Can you study abroad more than once? With preparation and planning, the answer is yes. It’s a big world out there; there’s a lot more to see and learn than can be experienced in one trip, and studying abroad more than once can have benefits you might not anticipate. You Read More

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Tips for Studying Abroad When You Don’t Know the Native Language

Studying abroad in another language may be an intimidating prospect, but it doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. Research and anecdotal evidence have both demonstrated that foreign language immersion is the most effective way to gain fluency, so you can get up to speed fairly quickly during Read More

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French Business Culture Compared to American Business Culture

Different locations around the globe have cultural differences; however, many individuals do not know that businesses located around the globe also have differences with relation to business culture. And because so many businesses today span the globe, understanding specific business cultures that are common in other countries is imperative for Read More

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How to Prepare for Your First International Business Trip

How to Prepare for Your First International Business Trip Most people tend to over pack for trips in general. For business trips, you want to be prepared for any unexpected event. However, if you look at your itinerary, you can plan for flexibility without taking everything in your closet. Traveling Read More

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Tips for Parents of Students Studying Abroad

Tips for Parents of Students Studying Abroad Sending your child to study abroad can be both rewarding and terrifying as a parent. On one hand, you know your child is about to have the experience of a lifetime, discovering a new culture while simultaneously gaining important life skills. On the Read More

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Money Management Tips for Students Studying Abroad

Money Management Tips for Students Studying Abroad For many students, budgeting is the least fun part of studying abroad. Nobody wants to think about costs, especially when it’s so easy to get lost in the promise of enriching adventures. However, study abroad money management is not only crucial for having Read More

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Benefits of Summer Study Abroad Programs

Benefits of Summer Study Abroad Programs There are many types of study abroad programs available for students to choose from. Some of them involve going abroad for an entire semester, while others last for a matter of weeks during summer or winter breaks. If you’re thinking about studying abroad, you Read More

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Are Short-Term Executive Study Abroad Programs Worth It?

What is an Executive Study Abroad Program? Studying abroad used to appeal only to an adventurous few and the programs available were somewhat limited in scope. Students lived in dorms and attended classes, which offered a traditional student experience and the opportunity to advance their language skills. However, there was Read More

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8 Reasons MBA Students Should Consider Studying Abroad

8 Reasons MBA Students Should Consider Studying Abroad In today’s global economy, understanding the motivation behind international business decisions can help students bridge cultural gaps, and prepare them for careers at home and abroad. MBA study abroad graduates are more attractive to potential employers, jump-starting careers in a variety of Read More

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