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

Category IBS Student Blogs, Winter SE Asia Tag: , , , ,

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

Category IBS Student Blogs, Winter SE Asia Tag: ,

Feeling Welcome in Southeast Asia

Initial Fears One of the biggest questions you need to ask yourself when deciding to study abroad would be: “Is traveling to a different country meant for me?” Seeing the world is something I’ve always want to do but I have been too scared to go alone and also feared Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Winter SE Asia Tag: , ,

The Financial Resources Are Out There!

Apply for scholarships! A trip abroad can sound very appealing. However, the price tag of the trip can be quite daunting. That’s what I thought when I first looked into studying abroad in SE Asia with IBS. I’m already paying tuition- how could I possibly afford a trip to Asia? Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs Tag: , , ,

The Language Barrier in China

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert If you’ve ever had an interest in traveling to a foreign country you would possibly plan out places to go, foods to try and souvenirs to purchase. There is something so inspiring and Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer China Tag: , ,

It’s Smarter to Travel in Groups

Why it´s smarter to travel in groups When I first thought about coming to China to experience the culture and people a few years ago, I was not sure when that would be possible for me. Last year, during my semester abroad at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer China Tag: , , ,

Accomplishing My Goals in China

Before I heard about International Business Seminars I had a goal to see and visit several different countries, one country that was not on my list to visit was China. I never had much of an interest to go somewhere other than first world countries (except Mexico), because I was Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer China Tag: , ,

What Is Business Culture & Social Etiquette Like in Thailand?

Studying abroad in Thailand teaches you to look at exotic cultures with a different perspective. Thailand business culture, Thai food, and local entertainment are all totally different from what you’re probably used to. But with a few helpful tips, you’ve got nothing to worry about when visiting Thailand. What To Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog Tag: , , , , ,

Why I Chose IBS…Twice

It was my first month as an accounting transfer student. I was attending a new college and living in a new apartment in a new city when I was thrown into my first recruiting season. I was being recruited for accounting internships, recruited for business fraternities, for honor societies, and Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer China, Winter SE Asia Tag: ,

Vietnam: Not Just a War

When planning for the Winter SE Asia seminar, I was more excited for Thailand than Vietnam. In fact, I had very few expectations for what Vietnam would be like or what to expect. So when I got to Vietnam, I was quickly swept away by the hundreds (if not thousands) Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Winter SE Asia Tag: , , , , , ,

Food for Thought

My favorite part of studying abroad in Vietnam was the food! I love how fresh the seafood was. The seafood was killed that day and sometimes even right in front of you. In the picture below you can see just how fresh the fish was when it was killed. You Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Winter SE Asia Tag: , , ,

Insights I Gained From Studying Abroad

Greetings! If you are reading this you are most likely in one of two boats: 1) You are considering studying abroad 2) You have already committed to a study abroad program and are wondering how to prepare for this undertaking. Kudos to you on taking the first step toward studying Read More

Category IBS Study Abroad Blog, Winter SE Asia Tag: , , , , ,