13th Annual FDIB-Africa Program
"Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa"
South Africa, Zambia & Botswana — May 5-19, 2019
This faculty and professional two-week overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the SC CIBER team of Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. Co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities, the program is an opportunity for all faculty/ participants and guests to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia; and Kasane and Chobe, Botswana to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars. Scheduled visits include: Embassies and Consulates, Governmental and Non-Governmental Agencies, Financial and Banking institutions, ICT companies, Agri-business, Colleges and Universities, Women's Entrepreneurship Programs, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Eco-Tourism sites and other major industries in the Southern African region. FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included) are: faculty/professional participants, $5,000; spouse/adult guest of participant, $4,500; and graduate students, $4,000. The program is capped at 30 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Although the official deadline for application was December 1, 2018, please note than as of October 15, 2018, all available slots have been taken. The waiting list (in case of cancellation by admitted participants) will also be on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be active until March 1, 2019. To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director at your convenience.
NEW: Executive/Alumni Africa Program
South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana — July 7-20, 2019
This unique two-week overseas professional program is sponsored and lead-managed by the SC CIBER for the first time in July 2019. The program - buliding upon the 12 years of experience from the annual Faculty Development Africa program - is an opportunity for SC Alumni, U.S.-based executives and professionals (and their guests) to experience firsthand the unique business and cultural opportunities of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town and Sabi Sands, South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; and Kasane and Chobe, Botswana to participate in numerous business networking and cultural visits Scheduled visits include: Reception with embassy personnel, AMCHAM and country minister-level staff; Women's Entrepreneurship Programs, Wildlife Conservation NGOs , and Eco-Tourism sites to include: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Penguin Colony, Seal Island, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Chobe National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (with option to visit Zambia side of Victoria Falls as well). Program fees - based on double-occupancy (round-trip airfare to Cape Town/from Johannesburg is not included) - are: University of South Carolina Alumni and Executives - $12,500; Non-USC Alumni Executives/ Professionals - $13,500, and all adult guests of participants - $11,500. A single room supplement ($3,000) is also available for those participants who wish to room alone during the entire program (if availability of lodging allows). Program fees include all in-Africa air travel - including charter flights; ground transportation between events and sites; lodging in five star accomodations; most meals; national park and conservation fees; visa fees; all other entry fees; and basic tips and gratuities. The program is capped at 24 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The official deadline for application is December 1, 2018 (if a waiting list becomes necessary, it will also be on a first-come, first-served basis). To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director at your convenience.
There are also several other CIBER FDIB/PDIB overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER schools and consortia, including programs to the Middle East (UAE, Egypt & Oman), China, Australia, Cuba, Ireland, Peru/Colombia, Chile, Brazil/Argentina/Chile and Hong Kong. For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs - both domestic and overseas, please visit CIBERweb.
FDIB: On-Campus Programs
31th annual FDIB Seminars Program — June 9-13, 2019
The nation’s longest running and most comprehensive program for faculty teaching international business is hosted by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), the Moore School’s Sonoco International Business Department and the University of South Carolina CIBER. The program is scheduled to be conducted at the DMSB in Columbia, South Carolina. The program’s three scheduled concurrent seminars — (1) Survey of International Business, (2) International Management & Global Strategy and (3) Teaching Regional Courses around the World — are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching international business courses and provide them with the skills and resources necessary to create and implement a world-class international business curriculum. The program also offers one-hour bonus sessions on emerging and transition markets. There are a limited number of $1,000 CIBER scholarships available for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges (CC) faculty via a separate seminar selection choice on the registration page (Note: The registration page link will be available beginning in October 2018). There is also a 15% discount per participant to those institutions sending three or more faculty participants. The program fee for all other faculty - to include international faculty - is $1,995 for each of the three concurrent week-long seminars.
For further information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director.