Meeting New People

Meeting New People When I signed up for the Winter Southeast Asia Seminar 2020 I didn’t know anybody else who had signed up for it, even though I was one of six students who were attending from my college. We all had a pre-departure meeting where we exchanged numbers so Read More

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Travel & Tourism in Thailand

I traveled to Thailand and Vietnam over my winter break with International Business Seminars. Things I Saw Ancient City: A group of us went to see all the amazing temples and beautiful gardens at the Ancient City. We rented bikes and rode around the large garden. The Temples stood out Read More

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Studying Abroad Helped Me In My Career

Studying Abroad Helped Me In My Career Studying abroad in college is a huge selling point to distinguish you from other candidates in the hunt for a career. Having this experience is not only a resume booster but it’s a confidence booster. In today’s work environment everyone is competing to Read More

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From Strangers to Life-Long Friends

From Strangers to Life-Long Friends Participating in a study abroad program sets college students apart from the rest in more ways than you think. Did you know that under 5% of college students commit to studying abroad? This is not only a huge advantage to your future careers but to Read More

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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

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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

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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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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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My Favorite Company Visits in London & Paris

The educational part of the International Business Seminars (IBS) study-abroad program took place at different companies in Paris and London. I was very excited to learn more about some of the business practices I learned in class. I was impressed that IBS was able to schedule meetings with some of 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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Travel Tourism in Thailand & Vietnam

As I departed on my first ever trip abroad, I knew I was in for some exciting firsts and new adventures. What I didn’t know was all of the small things I would learn along that way that would help make my trip complete. My first piece of travel advice Read More

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