Goal Accomplished!

After going through a difficult divorce last year, I made a decision. I promised myself that I would visit Paris sometime in 2017. It was my number one on my list of destinations. I thought I might as well start at the top. I didn’t know how I would go or with who, but I made a promise to myself to explore every avenue until it felt just right. For the last two years, I had started taking classes to finish my bachelor’s degree. I had earned my associates almost twenty years ago when I started working at the university. Read More

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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 for studying abroad. After an IBS student alumni came to my classroom to share a short story about his experience in Europe, I decided to travel with International Business Seminars to China just 10 weeks later. I didn’t know much about International Business Seminars before my first trip with them. Read More

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Break the Bubble & Branch Out

I want to start by saying I don’t think I’m a shy person; however, I wouldn’t call myself an extrovert either. I enjoy my alone time and being by myself. I like being an observer from the sidelines. I was comfortable in my Louisiana bubble and the biggest “leap” I planned on taking was to move one state over to Texas. If you relate to me in any of these ways (even just a little bit), STUDY ABROAD. After my study abroad experience with IBS, I’m taking real leaps outside of my bubble to explore the world and become who Read More

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Why IBS Europe: Business Edition

As I looked for study abroad programs, of which LSU offers plenty, it was International Business Seminars that stood out the most. It had the most potential to influence my life the most, but how? I went through the application process and meetings with my head and became increasingly interested in the possibilities. In Europe, my seminar group was exposed to meetings with companies that I would never have had access to in the states. Lloyd’s of London Mr. Peter Fletcher and Mr. Paul Dalton met my group; both were once full-time employees of Lloyd’s. They provided us with a Read More

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Making The Most of Each City Abroad

Your luggage is packed (and probably overweight), you’ve said goodbye to your friends, and your passport is in hand. Now what? International Business Studies is a very unique program. I mean, in the sense that you are able to visit various cities, in a short amount of time, and get to experience each city’s culture within the short time you are there. That being said, it’s very important to be prepared, get over jet lag, and make the most of the time you are there! Here are a few of my favorite insights for before and during your trip. 1. Read More

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London Calling!!!

Greetings!! You’re probably reading this because you have been thinking about traveling abroad, well let me just tell you, you should go ahead and do it. I was always the kind of girl who was afraid to leave the town I lived in, and never imagined myself traveling all alone, one because I never thought I would come across this amazing opportunity, and two because I had never traveled anywhere by myself, or ever thought I would have the courage to go international. So why IBS? Well because they had flexible trips, and I wouldn’t have to leave for a Read More

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Language Barriers

“But I don’t speak the language,” is one thing I’ve heard frequently from students wanting to study abroad in a foreign country. However, that should NOT be a factor keeping you from going overseas. Traveling in Europe made me feel so incompetent as an American. Five of the six countries we visited, English was not a first language. Sometimes it wasn’t even the second or third language, yet everyone (or so it seemed) spoke fluent English. If you’re worried about traveling in Europe or Asia, IBS is the perfect opportunity for you. You’ll have leaders that know how to get Read More

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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) of motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters jetting around the city. All I knew of Vietnam before visiting Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) was what I was briefly taught in high school history classes. This information was thrown at us over a period of maybe a week, and then Read More

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Food for Thought

For this month’s blog, I will tell you about the food experience. My favorite part of being 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 could walk right up to the basket and pick the fish that you wanted to take home and cook. You could not only pick the fish, you could also pick how you wanted the fish cut. If you wanted Read More

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