International Business Honor Society in India: A life-changing experience on two continents.

International Business Honor Society in India: A life-changing experience on two continents.

They left for Spring Break with suitcases stuffed with kids’ clothing, notebooks and first aid supplies. They returned with fashionable tote bags – dozens and dozens of tote bags. But this was no Spring Break shopping spree. The tote bags – as well as purses, makeup bags, and yoga bags – were carried back by […]

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

It all began with a pouf, a fabric-covered hassock created last year by a group of village women of Bandhwari, India, in collaboration with nine Florida International University College of Business students as part of their annual social entrepreneurship project. When the 2016 trip was over, the students, all members of the International Business Honors […]

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

Juan Toro, a Master of International Business student, found himself 8,397 miles from home, playing soccer with children in India, when he realized how much helping others fulfilled him. “Seeing how a soccer ball can lighten a child’s day is something unimaginable,” he said. Yet Toro’s India experience went far beyond that game of soccer. […]

A “pouf” could change lives in India, with help from FIU’s International Business Honor Society.

It was a concept born in Venezuela and nurtured in Miami by Florida International University (FIU) business students. Now, it’s flowering in India, where it could improve the lives of women and girls in a village ravaged by poverty. Meet the Moroccan pouf, an ottoman-style hassock with a production plan that offers a path to […]