An overseas faculty development in international business program to the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) to include Cairo, Egypt and Dubai & Sharjah, UAE, with academic and business visits to the American University in Cairo, the American University in Sharjah, Cairo's Smart Village, Dubai's business centers, and opportunities to visit the cultural and historical sites of the great pyramids, Islamic and Coptic business and cultural centers, and other aspects of the MENA region.
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 33 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]
“Learning about Brazilian business taught us that when we eventually reach the job market, it is extremely important to learn about one’s culture before doing business with them. With business already becoming so global, it is inevitable that we will be engaging in business endeavors that include people from around the world. If we do not take the time to learn their culture and the way they do business before dealing with them, it could prove fatal to any deal we attempt to make.”