International Business Seminars

IBS Student Blogs

These blog posts have been written by our students. Enjoy learning about the Executive Experience Abroad through our students’ eyes!

Using WeChat Pay in China as a Tourist

WeChat, a Chinese social media platform, is one of the most popular chat apps in the world. With more than 650 million daily users, the app has become one of the most heavily used in existence. Over time, the app has expanded to allow Chinese citizens and tourists to make Read More

Category Summer China

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Abroad

Pack a suitcase with extra room When going on a study abroad trip for about a month, you want to bring your whole closet and everything you own, but DON’T! For starters, I would bring statement pieces that can match with different tops and different bottoms. You also don’t want Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs

Not Your Typical School Setting

Who doesn’t like to have a fun time while learning!? The company I enjoyed learning from the most was BMW. BMW gave us the chance to learn how the company started and see how things get done every day. It was a great experience to see how cars that some Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip

Top 5 Things to Pack for an International Trip During my study abroad trip, I learned that these were some of the most important items that either I or other people on the trip realized were essential while abroad. Different Types of Clothing One of the first things I learned Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Best Streetfood You Can’t Miss in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city by population in Vietnam and is the arts and cultural center of the country. It is an international tourist site, with an estimated 6.39 million tourists in 2017. If you plan to visit this wonderful city, here’s a Read More

Category Winter SE Asia

Experience Four Countries in 16 Days

My favorite part of my seminar was being able to travel to multiple different countries in such a short amount of time. For most study abroad programs out there you have to go to one place for an entire semester and you are stuck there just exploring and learning that Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Pre-Flight Checklist For Studying Abroad Trip

If you’re anything like me and have never been on a long flight before, you probably aren’t sure what to expect! Here are some things I learned about flying internationally that I think will help you prepare for your departure too. 1. Passport This may seem obvious since you can’t Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs

The Ever-Intimidating Study Abroad Packing List

It’s been a few years since I went abroad with International Business Seminars, but I’m happy to say that I have been traveling since going to Europe in 2016. I’ve written a few blogs about how not to pack/not overpacking, but this past May I made a travel-changing discovery: packing Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe

Indulging in Cultural Cuisine

Coming from and constantly celebrating Italian heritage, I was thrilled when our coach bus pulled up outside of our hotel in Verona, Italy. I tried to avoid telling everyone I came across that my last name was ‘Pellegrini’ and I had been dreaming of traveling to Italy for my entire Read More

Category IBS Student Blogs, Summer Europe