South Africa, Zambia and Botswana:
June 18-29, 2021
South Africa and Swaziland:
June 29-July 11, 2021
The two South African faculty and professional overseas study programs provide an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Southern Africa to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars.
Sponsored and managed by the South Carolina CIBER team, both programs are co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities. Scheduled visits include embassies and consulates, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, financial and banking institutions, ICT companies, agri-business, colleges and universities, women's entrepreneurship programs, renewable and sustainable energy, ecotourism sites and other major industries in the Southern African region.
FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included) for either program are:
- Faculty/professional participants: $6,000
- Spouse/adult guest of participant: $5,000
- Doctoral/graduate students: $5,000
- Note: There is a substantial discount if attending BOTH programs consecutively. Please see the application form for more information.
Each of the two programs are capped at a maximum of 24 total participants and guests (including program leaders) on a first-come, first-serve basis, although priority will be given to those applicants who were confirmed for the May 2020 programs cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official application deadline is Jan. 31, 2021 via the online application only, although the program historically fills well before the published deadline. A waiting list (in case of cancellation by admitted participants) will also be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be active until March 1, 2021. Please apply here. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER director.
There are several other CIBER FDIB overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER schools and consortia, including programs to the Middle East (UAE, Egypt and 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.