Cross global boundaries: IBS program.

In the Age of the Interconnected Global Economy, opportunities to cross global boundaries at NIU Business are many and varied. Currently, the college welcomes students from 32 different countries into Barsema Hall, the college’s DeKalb-based home. Many college alumni hail from a wide variety of locations around the world, which is also true for the college’s long-standing relationships with businesses and academic institutions. Perhaps one of the more immediate ways for NIU Business students to experience the world on a first-hand basis is through the college-sponsored International Business Seminar (IBS) program.

The IBS program is a faculty-guided short-term study abroad. Trips are typically scheduled for summers and winters.

Recently, NIU Accountancy professor Chih-Chen Lee and 11 NIU Business students visited a number of areas in Southeast Asia, among them: Bangkok, Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

During their Ho Chi Minh City travels, the students visited an Intel plant. They also had opportunity for cultural excursions (see picture below).

The IBS program enjoys sponsorship from a variety of universities, including NIU. The program provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow student-travelers from a variety of locations as together they visit many different parts of the world.

For additional information on this great opportunity for going global via the IBS at NIU Business, visit:…/global-programs/seminars.shtml






by Michelle De Jean, director of marketing, NIU College of Business

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