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The Executive Experience AbroadWinter Southeast Asia provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, ... read more

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February 21, 2020 Just Do It!
I learned that when dealing with those from other cultures it is important to have patience and understanding of where someone has come from because there can be some communication barriers otherwise. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!
February 04, 2020 The Best Trip Of My Life
I gained a whole new perspective on on different country cultures. It was absolutely before to be able to witness the different traditions and mannerisms. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Knowledge of how business is handled and established in the countries, how to respectfully interact with people when a language barrier exists, and to embrace the differences of a new culture. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I learned that your first impressions of a culture are not always accurate at all. This is worth while and eye opening. - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!
I gained a greater understanding into local business practices, including thinking about solutions to issues that I may have never thought of in the past. I also gained greater insight into myself and my upbringing and how I can conduct myself to foster better relationship with people from other backgrounds. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Winter Southeast Asia
I am originally from Asia(India), I had never thought of exploring my own continent or even imagined that there is so much to see and learn in Asia. I was always more inclined towards exploring the western side. but this trip has given me a new vision and understanding of Asia. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Winter Southeast Asia
International business perspective, business culture and attitude in Vietnam and Thailand. Cultural differences in Vietnam and Thailand including the food and everyday lives of the local citizens. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Winter Southeast Asia
I gained a more open mind, patience, and a hunger for travel during my experience abroad. It was worthwhile because it showed me that I would like to work on an international assignment some day, and now if an employer asks me I can say "yes!" without any hesitation or uncertainty whether or not I will be happy! - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS Winter Southeast Asia
I gained a greater understanding of Vietnam's history and culture, and an idea of where Thailand will be heading in the future. If given the change to do it again, I definitely would. - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!
This experience allowed me to gain a better understanding that business throughout the world follows the same path towards growth and expansion. Although there may be different regulations and larger/smaller governmental control in other areas, the end goal is still to reach out to consumers. With an understanding of how busines... - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I experienced so much in SE Asia, but I think the most important thing I took away was the culture. It was completely different from the Western way of life. Not better or worse but just different, and it works for them. I come back with a more open mind, and I am more prepared for a dynamic environment. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!
I was fortunate enough to attend the Winter Southeast Asia seminar in Thailand & Vietnam this past winter break and not only learned a plethora about international business, but also grew as a professional and a person. I met new peers and friends, made professional contacts and saw a part of the world I never would have on my o... - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter SE Asia - Thailand and Vietnam in 13 Days!
January 21, 2018 An Amazing Opportunity!
My experience abroad was completely worthwhile. Hearing how successful people do business is interesting in any country; but even more so when you hear about how they dealt with difficulties there and how they overcome them. They have to deal with language and cultural barriers in addition to working under different government r... - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
It was a worthwhile experience. I was able to learn how differently foreign businesses operate compared to those in the United States. I was able to also learn about overall cultural differences between US society, and those of other cultures. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I think this was an amazing experience in terms of personal and professional growth. You simply would not get these types of interactions in any other situations. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I gained a knowledge of local cultures and history. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
My favorite part was learning about each culture from everyday and business point of views. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review

About

The Executive Experience Abroad

Winter Southeast Asia provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Thai and Vietnamese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices differ from the United States.

During the International Business Seminars Winter Southeast Asia 2021 seminar, the group will stay in four-star hotels in each city and will visit with the top management of global businesses (global giants as well as more entrepreneurial organizations) at their offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. Some of the organizations visited on this program include Intel Vietnam, the American Chamber of Commerce Thailand, Osprey Packs, IKEA Thailand, and more.

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.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to fully focus on learning from business leaders, building lasting relationships, and enjoying your free time, free of worry.

Winter Southeast Asia Highlights:

  • Visit Bangkok, Thailand & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 10 days.

  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.

  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including a Vietnamese Street Food Tour, Wat Pho Temple, the Damnoen Floating Market and more.

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as Intel, the American Chamber of Commerce, Osprey Packs, IKEA, and more.

  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including: finance, marketing, economics, and more.

  • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy the added benefit of pre-departure advising as well as on site faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • January Term
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Languages, Literature
  • Sales and Marketing, Specialized
  • Sales and Marketing, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Global Studies
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Economics
  • East Asian Studies
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Business Operations Support
  • Business Communications
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration and Management
  • International Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • International Business Law
  • 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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