FDIB-Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Africa (Ninth Annual) - May 17-30, 2015
This annual faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina team of Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. The program is also co-sponsored by the universities of Colorado Denver, Indiana, Georgia State, Michigan State, and Texas A&M. This faculty and professional overseas study program—which also offers (for the 4th consecutive year) a spouse/adult guest concurrent program at a reduced rate—is an opportunity for all participants to experience first-hand the unique business challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town, South Africa; Lusaka & Victoria Falls, Zambia; and Kasane & Chobe, Botswana, as well as participate in numerous site and business visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars. This year's program will focus upon Asian influence within Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the traditional African local businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region of southern Africa. The 2015 program brochure is available now (please click on the FDIB-Africa program brochure image). The program fees (round-trip airfare to South Africa is not included in the program fee) are: faculty/professional participants, $4,500; spouse/adult guest of participant, $3,750 (must room with sponsor); and graduate student, $3,500. The program is capped at 32 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis (Note: As of 29 October 2014, there are already 32 participants registered, so the program is full at the moment. We do maintain a waiting list on a "first-come, first-served" basis in the event of cancellations, so please submit your application if you are still interested in the program). For further information on the program, please contact Mike Shealy at your convenience.
There are several other CIBER overseas study programs—both summer and winter—offered by other CIBER consortia as well, to include Scandinavia, Australia, and China . For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs, please visit CIBERweb.