The 2nd Annual FDIB-MENA (Middle East & North Africa) combines over two dozen business visits, cultural experiences and academic visits and lectures over 14 days, to initiate and/or enhance faculty awareness and insight in the business, academic and cultural world of the MENA region. The January 2016 program will include visits to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, UAE and to Cairo and Giza, Egypt. Business and academic visits will include U.S. Embassies, the American University of Sharjah (AUS), the American University in Cairo (AUC), Smart Village - which hosts more than 50 major corporations and business, Desert Reclamation Project, and numerous other business visits in Dubai and Cairo. Cultural and Eco-Tourism visits include the Pyramids of Giza, Nile River cruise, and city tours of Dubai and Cairo. (Future locations to be visited throughout the annual program may include the U.A.E, Egypt, Qatar, Cyprus, Tunisia, Morocco, and Ethiopia).
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]
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