Places to See – Places to Eat

Make a list of what you want to try! While traveling abroad, it is important that you do some research on what types of foods you will encounter along the way. Before you reach each country make sure you google what dishes are popular and find some things you want Read More

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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

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Hard Work Pays Off!

The minute that you hear anyone talking about going abroad, it’s human instinct to immediately see dollar signs 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 three times a Read More

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How I Found Financial Resources

Once I was all signed up for the Winter One program with IBS I felt huge relief and excitement because I was on my way to fulfilling my dream of studying abroad in college. But I still had one huge setback to somehow push through: funding my program. It seemed Read More

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Expecting the Unexpected

When in Europe, I began to notice many little differences between American culture and European culture. A lot of the differences are everyday things that we would not think twice about. They can sometimes be annoying, but it is part of respecting and honoring the culture of the city that Read More

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Things to do in Paris

Versailles: We took a train to Versailles. We left early in the morning since the line could potentially get long later in the day. When we got there the line was wrapping around into several rows of people. We waited for about 45 minutes but it went by quick since Read More

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What to Do With Your Free Time

Free time recommendations Aside from the business seminars that would mostly occur in the mornings, you have a lot of free time to explore these beautiful countries. These are some recommendations of places to go eat, enjoy nightlife, and tourist attractions: Germany Our first day in Europe we all went Read More

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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

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Useful Apps to Download Before Studying Abroad

The modern-day smartphone has often been described by the older generation as a tiny computer that fits in one’s pocket. This is probably because those who grew up without smartphones or easy access to computers understand just what a powerful tool a smartphone could be. Gone are the days when Read More

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Surviving While Studying Abroad

Before heading out of the country I heard a lot of “Do Not’s.” To me this is very negative. “Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t stay out late. Don’t go where you don’t know. Don’t forget anything. Don’t be an ‘annoying’ American. Don’t wear North Face Jackets. Don’t wear athletic clothes. Read More

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Tips for Flying

Flying can be a scary thing for some people, especially if you’ll flying for over 10 hours. But even if you aren’t afraid of flying, it’s not easy to be comfortable on a 10-11 hour flight in economy seating. But I have a few tips that may help get you Read More

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Homesickness

I have always felt the pain of homesickness when away from my bed for even a night. Though packing pillows and photos of my loved ones helped a little, even one night away left me feeling down when the lights turned off at the end of the day. Homesickness was Read More

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