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International Business Seminars / IBS

https://www.ibstours.com

International Business Seminars / IBS is a program provider offering 9 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad and Internship abroad programs in 12 countries such as Japan, Online Education Abroad - Virtual Study Abroad, Austria, and Germany.

Not your traditional study abroad program - Travel the world, learn from global business leaders, and earn university credit while gaining a competitive advantage for your career.

International Business Seminars (IBS) organizes short-term, multi-destination, faculty-led study abroad programs that provide insight into the business, cultural, social, and political environments of each country visited. IBS programs, designed as 'your first business trip abroad' experience, provide an opportunity for students to network with business executives, visit global companies in a variety of industries, while experiencing different cultures and some of the world's most well-known attractions and destinations.

Study Abroad with International Business Seminars / IBS

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November 28, 2021

The NIU Study Abroad Office is offering two $2,500 scholarships directly to Northern Illinois University students to use exclusively on the IBS Summer China Seminar. These scholarships come from fund donated by a private donor. See the NIU Study Abroad Business Office (408 Williston Hall) for more information.

$2500.00

Deadlines:
See NIU Study Abroad Business Office (408 Williston Hall) for More Information

Guidelines/Requirements:
The NIU Study Abroad Office is offering the scholarships directly to NIU students.

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.