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 through it. Tip 1: Bring a carry on that will fit under the seat If you have a carry on that will fit underneath the seat in front of you, you can reach down and get it at any point in the flight. If the bag has to go in Read More

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How IBS Helped Me: The Next Level

I signed up for the Summer Europe International Business Seminar, the spring semester of my junior year at LSU. Knowing that my undergraduate college career was coming to an end, I knew the seminar could provide me with valuable insight into the many sectors of business, and do so on an international level. I was able to see a marketing and technology agency with BETC, a co-operative association in Cantina Valpantena, and  artificial intelligence for sensitive data management entrepreneurship in Neokami.  Each of the company visits were interest-piquing and inspiring; yet I could not find something that I felt I Read More

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Friendships, Food, and Foreign Cultures

Think of your typical Friday night. You and your friends decide to eat out, maybe you choose Mexican this weekend (let’s be honest I choose Mexican every weekend). You sit down to gossip or just goof off after a long week of tests and never ending assignments. When is graduation again? 404 days, in case you weren’t already counting. Before you know it your waiter/waitress is already taking your entrée order and you haven’t even finished your queso….or your first margarita! All of a sudden, you’ve received your check and you haven’t even begun to tell your friends about the Read More

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Breaking Comfort Zones

Some people are homebodies and some are jet-setters. Maybe you’re a little in-between. You could be an introvert or an extrovert. No matter what your personality, it is always challenging jumping into a new experience, especially when it comes to travelling the world with people you don’t know. Some of you go to large state schools, and others are coming from much smaller colleges. You may have friends flying out with you, or you may feel completely alone. When it comes to IBS, the company always makes you feel included. In every city you get paired with a new roommate, 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 not enough motivation to stay home when I heard there was an opportunity to study abroad in China with International Business Seminars – but I wish I would have went with a few rules in place to help me get through it with a little less discomfort. When I went Read More

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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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Life After Studying Abroad

I would have never thought that after being alone in a foreign country, and experiencing life there that my heart would have opened up to wanting to live and work internationally. If I had not gone to Europe, I would still be the same girl that was afraid to take risks, and would hold my mom’s hand at the grocery store. I realized after being home, the opportunity to be on my own, and have freedom to explore and make choices for myself helped me to learn things about myself that I never knew. Once I was home, I heard 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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