Making the Decision to Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad

Studying abroad can be a whirlwind of emotions for those who have never traveled abroad before. While making the decision to study abroad can seem like a daunting task, International Business Seminars (IBS) and their staff make the whole experience stress-free.

Josh OltmanOnce I started researching programs that I thought would best suit me, UCCS faculty and peers who had studied abroad before helped me narrow down my program options. After finding a handful of longer/shorter term options, IBS kept coming back as a highly accredited program. Amanda and Kayla (both IBS staff) were in constant contact with me after my initial application process, especially when it came down to figuring out costs of the trip, college credits, etc.

Having already been abroad a number of times prior to my IBS trip, going back abroad made all the sense in the world Paristo me. Many of the countries that IBS would be traveling to were countries I had been to in the past and were places that I wanted to visit. Other than being back in those foreign countries, the company visits that IBS had on their itinerary focused on those that worked both domestically and globally, which was perfect for my international business degree. The opportunity to talk face-to-face with managers and CEO’s about their international presence is something that I never would have been able to do until years later down the road.

Josh OltmanFor those who are looking for a short-term study abroad program, IBS is truly a great organization to work with. For myself, a shorter program worked out perfectly. I had a small amount of time left in college, job commitments, my home (and most importantly my dog) that I wasn’t able to leave for a long period of time. Being able to take a month away from work and home wasn’t too much of a hassle and was the perfect length for a study abroad trip. So, for those who are looking for a program that can give you a vast amount of experience and knowledge, IBS is one of the best study abroad programs out there!