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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Insights I Gained From Studying Abroad

Greetings! If you are reading this you are most likely in one of two boats: 1) You are considering studying abroad 2) You have already committed to a study abroad program and are wondering how to prepare for this undertaking. Kudos to you on taking the first step toward studying abroad! It truly is a fantastic experience that will change your life in good ways (including strengthening your resume)! In this article I will share important items that I learned while studying abroad in Vietnam and Thailand through IBS. Even if you are not traveling to either of these nations Read More

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Interview with Summer Europe Alum, Kendall

Kendall is from Pensacola, Florida and she’s currently a student at the University of Mississippi. Kendall is an Integrated Marketing Communications major with minor in Business and found an International Business Seminar to be exactly what she needed to take her education to the next level. Read more about her interview with IBS and find out about her recent job placement in London! Why did you choose your IBS seminar vs any other option? I chose to attend the Summer Europe seminar with IBS over any other program because I learn better through firsthand experience rather than sitting in a Read More

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International Business Seminars..What Does This Have to do With My Career?

The feelings of guilt for going overseas (when much of my family has never had the opportunity) were very real for me. I repeatedly was asked, “What does this have to do with college?” or “What does this have to do with your Accounting career?” by confused friends and family. At times, I even felt ashamed of acting excited, though it was a lifelong dream of mine to visit Asia. Here is a list of ways my China Seminar helped my education and career. These were the things I was unable to explain to my family prior to departure, but Read More

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