GWSB students share their experiences from around the world

Gellert Hill

“And They Lived Until They Died”

Hungary isn’t the most common study abroad destination for business students. The first question from every professor during my first week of class was why we, American students with the opportunity to go almost anywhere in the world for our semester abroad, would choose Hungary. The answer was simple at first – I wanted to do something different. I wanted to be in a central location that was great for travel and exploration without being in a Western European country that serves as the set of every romantic comedy kiss-in-the-rain scene I watched as a pre-teen. This answer has evolved enormously in my six weeks as a student here.READ MORE

China 2

A Colonials Invasion of Shanghai

I have been in Shanghai, China now for close to 4 weeks participating in the Alliance for Global Educations International Business program. Despite having only been here for a month, I have already experienced so much. I knew I would be coming to a completely different society but I did not fully appreciate how different China would be from the western world. China has lasted for 5,000 (the longest of any civilization) and although it has morphed in image many times, its roots to family, hard work, and respect for hierarchy have remained consistent. The Chinese express extreme pragmatism with everything they do, it seems as though they never allow emotion to affect their actions. READ MORE

Purcell 3

Paris au Printemps

Two weeks deep in French culture and cuisine is bound to make any girl dizzy in love (or at least just nauseated from a café and croissant overload). As a business student who usually finds herself locked in the Capital Markets room or settled in at her daily post as an intern, a semester in Paris is nearly the opposite of what I am accustomed to in Foggy Bottom. Instead of frequenting Whole Foods or the Deli in between classes for a quick recharge, I find myself actually sitting down to enjoy a (much smaller) cup of coffee that comes without a lid. This change of pace (and portion) has definitely taken a bit to get used to but I find that it forces me to be confronted with the task at hand rather than rushing towards the next “to do” on my list.READ MORE



Spring 2015

“And They Lived Until They Died”

A Colonials Invasion of Shanghai

Paris au Printemps

Fall 2014

Why I went Brit, and Why I don’t want to go home! 

Networking Around the World 

Finance and Excursions in Paris

A Semester Abroad in Amsterdam is Coming to a Quick End

My Life as a Tea-Drinking Castle Dweller: Adventures in Britain and Beyond

Studying, Exploring and Networking in the City of Love

The Uniqueness of Hong Kong

Let’s Talk Fashion! 

Jon Hering on the Quintessential Australian Experience

Paris, A Global Perspective 

Go Brit, Or Go Home!

Falling In Love With Milan

Going Dutch- Experiencing What Amsterdam is Really Like

Living La Vie Parisienne

Jon Hering Shares His Experiences with Classes, Kangaroos, and Excursions at University of Sydney, Australia

Spring 2014

The Belgium Experience Part II | Christian Ying

Hello, Goodbye, and Peace – Shalom from Tel Aviv!

Ian Woller Learns How to Make the Most of His Time Abroad

The Belgium Experience | Christian Ying

Aussie Adventures With Pavi

Quando A Roma

Kunal Explores Living in Barcelona

Waffles, Chocolate, Frites and Business in Brussels

Ian Woller Proves the Cliches of Studying Abroad Are True With Reason

Greg Lidrbauch Shares His First Week at Oxford

Fall 2013

Vienna: My New Home Away From Home

Don’t cry for me Argentina. I will be back. | Steven Dyer Shares How IBUS in Argentina Changed His Life

Abigail Howard Reflects on Her New Chilean Family | GW Chile

Joanne Pronk Reflects on Her Semester in Buenos Aires

Business Professional in the City of Light Part II | Laura Hoyos

Faculty Feature | IBUS in Argentina Professor Reflects on Teaching GW Students Int’l Marketing

Adventures in Milan Part II | With Lauren Wiegand

It’s Travel Time | Lisa Campbell Explores Brazil

A Moveable Feast: Part II | Adam Wolken

Faculty Feature | Dr. Reid Click Shares His Experience Teaching Int’l Business Finance in the IBUS in Argentina Program

Business På Dansk | Part II with Michael Rieger

Adventures in Milan With Lauren Wiegand

Business Professional in the City of Light – Paris | Laura Hoyos

 Faculty Feature: Dr. Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes Reflects on the Fall Business Studies in Paris Program

A Moveable Feast | Adam Wolken Explores Paris

Classes in Chile with Abigail Howard: After All, It Is Called ‘Study’ Abroad

 Business På Dansk (Michael Rieger Explores Business in Copenhagen)

Joanne Pronk begins a semester in Argentina with the GW IBUS program!

Anna Pleshakova’s Summer in Vienna

Spring 2013

Summer internship in Turkey? Check that for Abigail Howard.

Evan Kline blogs from University of Cape Town

Pauline Kim Explores Buenos Aires

Fall 2012

Sarah Ihnat Reflects on Her Time in Brussels, Belgium

From Capital to Capital: Life in London

Winter in Vienna: From the US Elections to the Christmas Season

Giordano Sordoni Explores Argentina

Meaghan Powers Shares Her Experience in Florence, Italy

Amanda Pasek Shares Her Experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sarah Ihnat Shares Her Experiences in Brussels, Belgium

What’s Going on at GW Paris?

Meaghan Powers Shares Her Experiences in Florence

Rob Klecanda Reflects on His First Two Months Abroad:

Usama Khan, GWSB Junior and Ambassador, Introduces Us to Life in Paris

Returning from Abroad

Spring 2012

coming soon