The 11th Biennial International Business Institute for Community College Faculty is a unique professional development program designed specifically for community and technical college faculty. The aim of the Institute is to provide participants with the knowledge, experience and resources they need to internationalize general business courses and/or develop specialized international business courses at the two-year college level.
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]
My experience on this study abroad was remarkable. I was able to learn from accomplished executives within great companies, see the world, learn about cultures that drastically differ from my own, and meet new people within the program and in each country. Visiting executives and expats in the countries and companies they work in provided an incomparable experience that you cannot get in the classroom. I was also able to assess whether or not I could live in a specific country based off of the culture, infrastructure, and lifestyle. I loved my experience and would recommend this program to anyone.