The University of South Carolina CIBER offers Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs covering a wide variety of international business topics in locations throughout the world. The SC CIBER conducts a domestic FDIB Pedagogical Program at its Columbia, SC campus in June of each year, and sponsors two other overseas FDIB Programs to Africa and the Middle East (one in January and one in May each year).
FDIB: On-Campus Programs
- 25th Annual FDIB Seminars (June 2-7, 2013)
An annual International Business faculty development seminar series hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER in Columbia, SC, now in its 25th straight year. The week-long seminars - Survey of International Business, International Management, International Marketing, International Business Negotiations, International Financial Management, and Global Operations and Supply Chain Management — are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching International Business courses, providing them with current techniques and expertise to further globalize their business courses. There are limited CIBER Scholarships available for these seminars. To apply for this on-campus program and a CIBER scholarship, contact Nancy Beym. SPECIAL NOTICE: One qualified participant in each year's program will be eligible to receive a full program fee scholarship to attend the next annual University of South Carolina CIBER FDIB-Africa program in May of the following year.
FDIB: Overseas Faculty Programs
FDIB-Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Africa (May 14-27, 2013)
An annual Faculty and Professional Overseas Study program, sponsored and lead-managed by the University of South Carolina CIBER and co-sponsored by the CIBER universities of Michigan State and Texas A&M, with participants as well from the CIBERs at Indiana University, University of Florida, University of Memphis, University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh. This faculty and professional overseas study program—which also offers (for the second consectutive year) a "spouse/adult guest" concurrent program at a reduced rate—provides the participants with an opportunity to experience first-hand the business challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; and Kasane (Chobe), Botswana, as well as participate in numerous business visits, culture tours, and academic and professional seminars. Click here - FDIB-Africa Brochure - to view the complete brochure and the application form. Program fees (airfare to/from Africa not included) are set at: Faculy/Professional - $4,500; Spouse/Adult Guest of Participant - $3,750; Graduate Student - $3,750. The program can accomodate up to more than 30 total particpants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline for applications is October 15, 2012 (with space-A and waiting list after that date). Note: The program is full as of 1 February 2013, with 33 participants To apply for next year's program to Kenya and Tanzania, please contact Mike Shealy as soon as possible.
- There are several other CIBER overseas study programs - both Summer and Winter programs - offered by other CIBER consortia as well: Israel, India, Scandinavia (Denmark & Sweden), Russia & Turkey, Australia, Indonesia, and the Mercosur Region (Brazil, Argentina and Chile). For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs, please visit CIBERweb.