International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!
Visit 6 countries in 22 days! Summer Europe is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain international business experience while setting themselves apart in the workforce after graduation. Students will learn about th... read more
What I learned from my experience abroad is how a culture affects a business’ practices. The typical American business culture is to earn as much money as possible. European culture is much different in that they are concerned about environmental conservation and many people are not concerned with advancement in their career or ... Nicole LeBlanc - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I hadn't ever been out of the US before, so I gained several foreign perspectives in rapid succession. It was absolutely worthwhile. A student - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
My personal self and morals have been established A student - University of the Incarnate Word View Entire Review
This trip taught me a lot about adapting to new environments, time management, team work, and learning about international business. Which is valued in the United States for businesses who are unaware of how hard this may be, with the different cultures. Brooke - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I learned a lot about international business. I think that going abroad and experiencing things for yourself is the best way to learn and grow. Going abroad was definitely worthwhile. Samantha Stearns - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
What I gained from this experience was knowledge of business settings in Europe businesses. I also got an opportunity to explore and get to know so many different countries/cities. A student - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about international relations when it comes to european to european business, as well as european to american business practices. More than I could ever learn in the classroom. Joshua Oltman - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
What life is like in another country, it was worthwhile. Phillip Proctor - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I gained a much greater understanding for the different cultures in each country and how those cultures affect businesses in those countries. I loved learning about the business models and backgrounds of globally successful companies from their executives. It was 100% worth whiles. Katelyn Fenner - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
It was interesting to see how businesses function day to day in other countries. We are free to do what we want after our meetings are over so you definitely get to explore these new places and learn even more! A student - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
That Europeans are extremely efficient. Definitely worth seeing how a different continent conducts business. Emilia Smith - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
Not only did I learn about how international business works, but I learned what it takes to work at or run a successful company abroad. I also learned a lot about myself and how experiencing different cultures makes me a better person. Shelby Riley - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
I learned plenty of useful information about international business and gained a lot of good friends from this program! Bingxuan Cheng - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
The program was definitely worthwhile. I was able to put my business knowledge into international perspectives and learn the practices of many companies, that will aid me in my futur career. Eliette Rutledge - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
I learned from the international companies we visited and all about different European cultures. It was definitely worthwhile. Jessica Rothamer - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
I gained perspective on different aspects of business that I didn't know existed prior Greg Marzilli - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
3- From my experience abroad I learned to be confident in myself. I think this simple fact made the trip worthwhile. I was able to face new challenges and adventures everyday which gave me more confidence in my own abilities. I was able to use what I have learned in the past to help me in each situation. A student - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I learned how important learning foreign languages is. Yes, it was worthwhile! A student - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
This experience was 100% worthwhile and I learned a lot while traveling abroad! My Europe seminar with IBS was my first time traveling out of the country. I’ve traveled some within the United States, but traveling abroad is a completely different experience. In the States we’re so used to the same language being spoken everywher... Julia Meyer - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I learned about other cultures and also about myself! Peyton - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
This trip has taught me to always be open to learning and trying new things. A student - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I gained the opportunity to network with top-level business executives in a foreign country and outside of a classroom. I also had the opportunity to dive into the culture in all of the countries visited. Alison - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
Seeing the different international businesses and how they operate and overcome challenges was very interesting. I didn't know much about the companies we visited before the trip, but now I am very knowledgeable about these companies A student - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
You truly find yourself in the mist of everything going on around you. The ideas you hear about the company traditions, the history of the culture, and how different the country is from one's own home, you truly understand more or so of who you are. Octavio Meza - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I learned the value of presenting yourself professionally and networking. I also learned the importance of respecting the cultures of other countries and adapting. My experience was definitely worthwhile. Candice S - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
Visit 6 countries in 22 days! Summer Europe is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain international business experience while setting themselves apart in the workforce after graduation. Students will learn about the culture, customs, and international business practices used in a variety of European cities. Most importantly, students will observe how business practices differentiate between each country visited and the United States.
The countries visited on Summer Europe are:
- Munich, Germany
- Innsbruck, Austria
- Venice & Verona, Italy
- Lausanne, Switzerland
- Paris, France
- London, United Kingdom
International Business Seminars (IBS) programs provide a variety of unique opportunities:
- Network with business executives by visiting global companies to learn about how business is conducted and the challenges that come from running a multi-national organization.
- Earn university credit while applying the knowledge you've learned in the classroom to real-life business settings.
- Gain a competitive advantage for your career by experiencing international policies, political climates, and international business environments while building confidence, cultural understanding, and an ability to adapt to a variety of situations.
- Experience some of the world's most well-known attractions and destinations.
- Visit 6 countries in 22 days
- Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of European Cities
- Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and more
- Learn from business executives at global companies such as BMW, the World Trade Organization, and more
- View international business practices in a variety of industries, including: finance, business, marketing, and more
- Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Consumer Science Business Services
- International Business Law
- Business Administration and Management
- Business Operations Support
- Business Communications
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
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International Business Seminars / IBS Scholarships
The role of an IBS Digital Ambassador is to creatively share your experience for future marketing and recruiting purposes. The ideal digital ambassador will be willing to try new things, step out of their comfort zone and candidly share their experience with others. No blogging or video creation experience is necessary, but it may be helpful! Photo/video tips and suggestions will be provided to help guide you. We encourage everyone who is interested in this type of experience to apply. Note that the application is to submit an entry video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Undocumented Student Support Scholarship (USSS) was created for undocumented students who want to attend an IBS virtual seminar. These awards go to students who are interested in better understanding the business world, interacting with executives at global companies, and networking with students around the world.
The Founders Scholarship was created to support students who want to attend an IBS seminar and have an additional financial need. These awards go to students who are actively finding ways to finance their program with IBS and have thoughtful personal, professional and academic goals for their time abroad.