International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!

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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

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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 ... - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!
I hadn't ever been out of the US before, so I gained several foreign perspectives in rapid succession. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
My personal self and morals have been established - 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. - 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. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
June 29, 2018 A Time To Remember
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. - 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. - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!
What life is like in another country, it was worthwhile. - 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. - 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! - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
That Europeans are extremely efficient. Definitely worth seeing how a different continent conducts business. - 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. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Summer Europe: Undergraduate Business Seminar
I learned plenty of useful information about international business and gained a lot of good friends from this program! - 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. - 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. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
I gained perspective on different aspects of business that I didn't know existed prior - 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. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I learned how important learning foreign languages is. Yes, it was worthwhile! - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Summer Europe - 6 Countries in 23 Days!
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... - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I learned about other cultures and also about myself! - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
This trip has taught me to always be open to learning and trying new things. - 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. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Summer Europe: Undergraduate Business Seminar
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 - 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. - 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. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review

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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.

Summer Europe Highlights:

  • 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




    Lausanne






Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business Communications
  • Business Operations Support
  • Consumer Science Business Services
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • Journalism
  • International Business Law
  • Psychology
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration and Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1976
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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 scholarships@ibstours.com

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
Winter applications are due October 15th. Summer applications are due March 1st.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Qualification: Students must be currently enrolled for an IBS seminar. --- How to Apply: Must submit a video entry to scholarships@ibstours.com before the deadline. Entry should be a 1-4 minute video sharing why you are choosing to attend your IBS seminar, why you’d like to be an IBS Digital Ambassador and describe your experience with video creation. Share how you will be successful in this role if you’re selected to be one of our digital ambassadors. --- Selection Criteria: Video submissions will be evaluated by an IBS selection team on the following guidelines: - The overall presentation, story-telling, and professionalism. - General creativity and ability to inspire others with video creation. - Experience with video creation or willingness to learn, combined with strategies to be successful in this role. --- Requirements if selected: During the program: - At orientation, introduce yourself and announce that you are going to make a video of the experience at the end of the seminar, so you’ll be taking photos and videos throughout the program. Encourage others to share their photos and videos with you. - Conduct and video record at least 6 student interviews. You will be provided with sample questions to ask and each interview should only take 5-10 minutes. Minimum of 5 questions per interview. - Encourage students to participate in the photo contest using #IBSabroad when they post photos to social media. - Interact with IBS social media throughout the program. After the seminar: - 3 weeks after the program, upload all of your photos and video footage (and photos/video you’ve gathered from other students) to google drive to share with IBS. - Using some of your video footage and photos, put together a video showing what the program experience was like from your eyes. The video should be 2-4 minutes. (It’s okay if you don’t have a lot of experience with editing videos, do your best.) - You will need to send us your completed video via google drive no later than 3 weeks after the program. --- Awards: IBS announces scholarship recipients on October 22nd for winter programs and March 5th for summer programs.

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.

$300

Deadlines:
Summer 2022 applications are due March 15th, 2022.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Qualification: Undocumented students enrolled in an IBS virtual seminar. --- How to Apply: Must submit an essay of 500 – 1,000 words through the Undocumented Student Support Scholarship Application form before the deadline addressing these two prompts: - Discuss your goals for the program and how you think attending an IBS virtual seminar will benefit you personally, professionally, and academically. - How will achieving these goals impact your life and the lives of others? --- Selection Criteria: Essays will be evaluated by an IBS selection team on the following guidelines: - Student’s thoughtfulness of their goals during their seminar and clear articulation of personal, professional, and academic benefits. - Overall presentation, storytelling, and professionalism. --- Requirements if selected: Supporting and improving the IBS Undocumented Student Support Scholarship by providing feedback through surveys and by helping us promote the program to friends and family.

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.

$250-$1,000

Deadlines:
Winter applications are due October 15th. Summer applications are due March 1st.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Qualification: Students must be currently enrolled for an IBS seminar. --- How to Apply: Must submit an essay of 1,000 – 2,000 words through the Founders Scholarship Application form before the deadline addressing these three topics: - Discuss your goals for the program and how you think attending an IBS seminar will benefit you personally, professionally and academically. - Discuss your financial strategy and explain all of your efforts to fund your seminar with IBS. - Will this scholarship determine if you attend? Describe if and how this award would positively impact your attendance in your program. --- Selection Criteria: Essays will be evaluated by an IBS selection team on the following guidelines: - Student’s thoughtfulness of their goals during their seminar and clear articulation of personal, professional and academic benefits. - Described financial need and additional efforts to secure full funding for their program. - Overall presentation, storytelling, and professionalism. --- Requirements if selected: Must write 3 blogs 3 weeks after your seminar ends. IBS will provide assistance with blog writing and topic guidance. No experience is necessary. Each blog will be 750-1,500 words total with 4-6 pictures each. --- Awards: IBS announces scholarship recipients on October 22nd for winter programs and March 5th for summer programs.

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