International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!

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The Winter One Europe Seminar is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain international experience while setting themselves apart in the workforce after graduation. Students will learn about the culture, customs, and... read more

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My experience was absolutely worthwhile. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
January 29, 2018 Time Of My Life
I learned numerous things from my experience abroad that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I learned how to navigate through foreign public transportation systems with nothing but a map. I learned how to communicate with local people that did not speak my language. I learned a lot about different cultures and that th... - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Overall this trip has taught me a lot about the career I want in international business, my personality, and a better cultural outlook. - Ashland University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!
I gained a completely new perspective on my life and my career. Best opportunity I have had in college. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
It was amazing. - Ashland University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!
This experience taught me how to communicate with people from different cultures, who speak different languages, and have different social norms. These are very important learned skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. - Murray State University View Entire Review
I learned so much about other cultures and way of life. - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs View Entire Review
I really improved my ability to navigate through some of Europe's largest and busiest cities with little experience. - Clarion University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I was able to gain better views on how companies work abroad and how the corporate culture changes how the company runs. - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
This trip was absolutely worthwhile. I met friends that I will have for the rest of my life and gained knowledge that I will use forever. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I learned valuable lessons about business practices abroad. I also leaned about the role that the United States plays with businesses over seas. - Canisius College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent. I learned about different cultures and I brought back so much information about businesses abroad. It was definitely worthwhile. - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I learned how America is perceived by other countries, and how similar we really can be to other countries. I gained an understanding of myself and what I want to do when I start my full-time job (work overseas! maybe Germany?) And found that while people are very opinionated about America, we are not hated as much as I thought.... - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of how the rest of the world works and lives everyday. I also gained the experience of networking. It was worth every penny I paid for this trip - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
I gained friends, knowledge about business overseas, knowledge about all the places I went. - Murray State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!
Yes, the trip was very worthwhile. I was able to experience many different cultures and languages. I also was able to network with many business professionals from international companies. - Clarion University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learned so much about the history and the culture of the cities we visited, and I gained memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! - Northern Illinois University View Entire Review
It gave me a different perspective of other countries and the U.S. It opened my eyes to so much more, and now I can't wait to travel abroad again! - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!
I learned that there is a whole world outside of my own. I hadn't gone traveling outside of the US at all, so I was very used to the American, especially southern, culture. Being immersed in another culture was a very humbling experience in that I was in an unfamiliar place and had to rely asking others for directions, and som... - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Europe
Learned how to get around so well in all the countries, became very familiar with the cultural norms, would feel very comfortable back in those cities when I go again - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned about different businesses and different cultures and, as a business student, that was absolutely wonderful. - Clarion University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Business Seminars: Winter One Europe - 4 Countries in 16 Days!
I learned that you can make friends in the most unlikely places. People are very willing to help you. Public transportation is one of the best things in a foreign country. It makes getting around so much simpler. I also learned that getting lost isn't the worst thing in the world. Whenever I got lost with a group we ended up fin... - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
It opened my mind about not only eurpoean culture, but I learned a lot about US Culture from the other IBS students - Clarion University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Cross-cultural communication, coping with unforeseen events, doing things on the fly, international Business. It was very worthwhile - University of Mississippi View Entire Review

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The Winter One Europe Seminar is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain international experience while setting themselves apart in the workforce after graduation. Students will learn about the culture, customs, and international business practices in a variety of European cities. Most importantly, students will observe how business practices differentiate between each country visited and the United States.

SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS:Destinations:


  • Visit 4 countries in 16 days.

  • Experience New Year’s Eve in London, 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, Heidelberg Castle, and more.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • January Term
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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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