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Smith Faculty: October 4 Deadline to Notify Smith CIBER of Intent to Apply for 2014 FDIBs

Sep 19, 2013


Friday, October 4, 2013 is the deadline to decide where in the world you want to further your global business knowledge over winter or summer break! CIBER's Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs are now accepting applications. Last year the Smith School sponsored Paulo Prochno for travel to India and Stephanie Eckerd to Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

This spring and summer CIBERs around the country will offer four programs on which our faculty can participate: Australia, China, Kenya/Tanzania, and Vietnam. You'll see below that deadlines are rapidly approaching. If you are interested in applying for one of these programs please let CIBER Director Kislaya Prasad ( and CIBER Coordinator Valerie Mahar ( know by Friday, October 4.

Good luck with your applications!

International Business in Vietnam
Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi)
January 4-16, 2014
To apply: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Visit link above for application.
Questions: Susan Huber Miller -

Challenges and Opportunities Facing China
China (Hong Kong, Chongqing, Kunming, Three Gorges Dam, & Shanghai)
January 5-15, 2014
To apply: Deadline October 15, 2013
Questions: Melanie Ellison -

Green Business
Australia (Sydney & Brisbane)
January 4-17, 2014
To apply: Deadline November 1, 2013
Questions: Kelly Aceto -

Understanding the Business Challenges of Africa
Kenya and Tanzania
May 12-24, 2014
To apply: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Visit link above for application.
Questions: Mike Shealy -

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