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Darla Moore School of Business

Faculty Development in International Business

The University of South Carolina CIBER offers and supports annual Faculty Development in International Business programs — both international and domestic — covering a wide variety of international business topics, site visits, workshops, academic lectures and seminars, and business networking in locations throughout the world. Faculty, instructors, business professionals, graduate students and administrators are invited to participate.


These two faculty and professional two-week overseas study programs are sponsored and lead-managed by the SC CIBER team. The Rwanda and Uganda program is also co-led by The George Washington University CIBER team, and both programs are co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities. The programs provide an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to East and South Africa to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours, and academic and professional seminars. 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 South and East African region.

FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included) for either program are:

  • Faculty/professional participants: $5,000
  • Spouse/adult guest of participant: $4,500
  • Graduate students: $4,500

If you want to attend both programs, there will be a $500 discount applied. Each of the two programs are capped at 24 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The official deadline for application has been extended to January 31, 2020 (from Dec. 1, 2019), although the program historically fills well before the deadline. A 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, 2020. To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER director.


2020 FDIB-Africa Program Brochure [pdf]

2020 FDIB-Africa Application form 

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.

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