Putting Life into a New Perspective

Questions, Questions, Questions Without stepping out of your comfort zone, how can you ever learn what your boundaries are? How can you discover what you are capable of? How can you understand another person’s point of view if you have never been forced to look out a new lens other Read More

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What’s it Feels Like to Travel to Southeast Asia

I recently participated in the International Business Seminar Winter Southeast Asia program. In January of 2020, we traveled to Bangkok Thailand, for about a week. We then traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for a few days. Thailand is somewhere I have always wanted to go, so I knew Read More

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The Essentials on a Southeast Asia Seminar

The Essentials on a Southeast Asia Seminar I have always lived with the mentality to be prepared for any situation when traveling. However, this can also weigh down a suitcase, which isn’t as much of a big deal on the way to my destination but can become an issue when Read More

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How to Pack When Traveling in the Summer

Packing Tips for Women Traveling in the Summer Prepared for everything Before you jump on a plane to China (or other modest countries), here are some quick tips to help prepare you for your trip. Let’s start with the weather. Like most places in the summer, Beijing and Shanghai can Read More

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The Wonders of Beijing and Shanghai, China

The Wonders of Beijing & Shanghai, China This article will cover the sites that we traveled to and their significance to me. Some of these places sound familiar to most Americans, while a couple might not. When on the IBS Summer China Seminar, I had the opportunity to go to Read More

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Why I Chose to Study Abroad With International Business Seminars

Global Goals The start of this trip was one of nervous excitement. I didn’t know what to expect but when I learned about the IBS Summer China trip I was given the reassurance and confidence that I could go through the program and come out as a better person. One Read More

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Taking Care of International Business in Thailand & Vietnam

Learning International Business from International Businesses When looking at the itinerary for the trip, I glanced at the list of the businesses we would be visiting. I was surprised to see how unfamiliar I was with the majority of them, having really only known a decent amount about Intel. With Read More

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Culture Shock in Southeast Asia

The “culture shock” diagram was shared in our introductory meeting in Thailand, and stuck with me throughout our trip (as pictured on the right). Although the diagram explains the stages over a month to month period, I feel I experienced a similar pattern during my trip just on a smaller Read More

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Prosperity in Southeast Asia

I had no idea what was in store for me but I did have a couple of goals when I signed up for the Winter Southeast Asia International Business Seminar. Some of these goals were to make a few good friends, to learn more about how businesses abroad operate, and Read More

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When the Travel Bug Bites

learning first hand I had just returned home from my first time studying abroad when the travel bug hit me. I started searching through my school’s global engagement website to find another great opportunity. When I found International Business Seminars and began to make the first steps, I had no Read More

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How to Spend Your Free Day in Bangkok, Thailand

Best Day Ever! How should your free day in Bangkok be spent? Two words: Elephants World. At first, it was hard not to cringe at the thought of wasting 6 hours of our only free day on a coach bus headed to Kanchanaburi, Thailand. However, having experienced what I did Read More

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How I Grew Personally & Professionally in SE Asia

Before I ventured off and took my first steps towards becoming a college student, I read a journal on how to survive my college years. Referenced inside, was a quote by Albert Einstein that read “the only source of knowledge is experience.” Ever since that day in late August of Read More

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