Is It Worth It?
Travel to London and Paris on a Student’s Budget Some might ask how I was able to afford this amazing opportunity. I am a full-time master’s student and have a full-time job. It can be difficult at times, as days can grow long, and it feels that there is little Read More
Lloyd’s of London
Lloyd’s of London – From a 17th-century coffee shop to the world’s premier insurance marketplace Before the seminar, I had no idea what Lloyd’s of London was, let alone that it is one of the most famous buildings in the world. I quickly learned it was unique for a variety Read More
The Perfect Balance of Business and Exploration
This post will be dedicated to emphasizing that although IBS is a formal business trip, the amount of time to explore each city and do whatever you please is completely available. With 9 company visits over a span of 16 days in Europe, there was a very sufficient amount of Read More
IBS Does it All!
Doing all the planning for a study abroad program can be very stressful. My mind was flooded with all the details. What do I pack? Am I forgetting something? Where is my hotel? How do I fly by myself? All of these thoughts will run through your head during the Read More
6 Essential Apps to Take Abroad
Spending 23 days in Europe there are many helpful apps you can use for navigating, translating, and keeping in contact with people on your trip. IBSABROAD The IBS app was very useful to me on my trip. I used it every day to stay on top of the itinerary and Read More
Tips on How to Save Money by Living Like a Local
Tips on how to save money by living like a local Traveling can be very expensive especially when you stray far from your normal routine. Traveling sparks indulgent tendencies that provide heightened experiences, which can make a trip more memorable. Since overspending on vacations is somewhat expected and easy to Read More
Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Europe
Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Europe Germany Munich, Germany was the first stop on our IBS Summer Europe trip. After our initial trip to the Marienplatz, our group went straight for the Hofbrauhaus. The Hofbrauhaus is a 500-year-old beer hall that serves classic Bavarian brews by the liter. This Read More
Exploring Munich Before your trip, it is always helpful to plan out some of the places you would like to see or restaurants you would like to eat at. From looking online to asking around, you are sure to find some good recommendations. Yelp and Reddit can always be helpful Read More
Embracing Culture Through Communication
Embracing Culture Through Communication Traveling to a new country can be very nerve-racking. You often think to yourself ‘will I stand out?’, ‘will the culture accept me?’. These worries are valid since they may determine how well your experience goes. I find my self getting the best experiences from how Read More
Helpful Advice From Someone Who Studied Abroad in Europe
Helpful Advice From Someone Who Studied Abroad in Europe You are thinking about studying abroad or have already chosen the study abroad program that’s right for you. Either way, congratulations! You are in for a trip of a lifetime. I studied abroad in Europe in the summer of 2019 through Read More
Financial Advice from a Student on a Budget
The minute you hear anyone talking about going abroad, it’s human instinct to immediately see the dollar signs start racking up in your head. How is any college student on a budget supposed to afford something like traveling overseas when we’re out here on campus eating ramen noodles for every Read More
Ready, Set, Goals!
Goal 1. Gain International Confidence I set my first goal when I heard about the International Business Seminars (IBS) trips while I was looking for study-abroad opportunities. I wanted to experience going out of the country and gain confidence in a place where the culture, language, and people were different Read More