An unforgettable, Eye-opening experience that you can't get in a classroom. Past Review

By (University of Mississippi) - abroad from 05/17/2016 to 06/07/2016 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
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.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I met so many amazing people and learned so much. The variety of countries and cultures I experienced was a huge benefit.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 350 euros
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Make sure you account for exchange rates and plan ahead what you want to spend the majority of your money on.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Other students
  • Going to so many different places
  • Learning how businesses operate in Europe
* What could be improved?
  • Some hotels could be improved
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That it is extremely important to take notes at each seminar, however IBS really prepared me for the trip.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.