The 10th Annual FDIB-Africa program, to be conducted in South Africa and Namibia, will once again combine 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 sub-Saharan Africa. For the fifth consecutive year, a concurrent "guest program" will be offered as well. Business and academic visits will include: Wits University, University of Namibia, U.S. Consulate, U.S. Embassy, Massmart, Discovery Health, Dimension Data, Coca-Cola, SABMiller, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Export Processing Zone, Industrial Development Corporation, Women's Entrepreneurship Program, and local NGO's. Cultural and Eco-Tourism visit include Namibia's Skeleton Coast and Etosha Naitonal Park, as well as city tours of Johannesburg, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia.
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]
The Ohio State University CIBER, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Development, has developed the Export Internship Program (EIP) over Spring Quarter 2012. EIP combines an export-focused course with full time paid summer internships to hone the international trade skills of undergraduate students. The pilot program has successfully placed nine students in internships with Ohio companies, all at different stages of export activity, through the summer.