Mercosur trip provides firsthand look at what’s happening in Latin America.

“Knowledge is power.” So says Frederick V. Perry, clinical professor with the College of Business’ School of Accounting, when discussing the benefits from his recent trip to Latin America as part of the 16th Annual Faculty Development in International Business Mercosur Program. Perry quickly elaborated, saying that the trip provided an excellent way to “take […]

CIBER travelers visit world-class companies and historical marvels in India.

Whatever you say about India, the opposite is also true. That observation, often heard in this South Asian country of sharp contrasts, applies to everything from business life to cultural components. From January 3-10, 2012, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), part of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University […]

French and Italian added to 4th Annual Language for Business Conference, one of the largest in the nation.

Two additional language tracks—French and Italian—made the 4th Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference even more representative of today’s international business world. These added languages, as well as Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese, were featured in the conference hosted on January 14, 2012, by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Florida […]

South American trip opens doors, insights to business and culture in the region.

Rio de Janeiro. Buenos Aires. Santiago. While the itinerary may at first read like a grand vacation tour of South America, the professors traveling in May on this year’s 15th Annual Faculty Development in International Business Mercosur Program came home with more than souvenirs. They also gained valuable insight into the social, political, economic and […]

Faculty Development in International Business to India resonates for participants.

Despite the impact of the global economic slowdown, the economy of India is outpacing many other countries. That’s just one aspect of the country that makes it a fascinating and essential place for business faculty to experience firsthand. Since 2008, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Florida International University (FIU) has […]

Professors get up-close look at South American businesses, economy and culture.

Classroom teaching comes alive when a professor has rich experiences and insight to share with students. Fifteen professors from business schools across the country greatly expanded their understanding of South America’s economy and culture during the 14th Annual Faculty Development in International Business Mercosur Program. “This was a fantastic trip, a chance to talk with […]

Employee Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony honors dozens.

Approximately 500 people attended the most recent Employee Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony, during which Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University (FIU), traced the history of the university by focusing on milestone events in increments of five years, matched to the equivalent years of service of those being honored. The theme of the event, […]

Mercosur Professional Development in Business showcases unique aspects of three Latin American countries.

During a June 23, 2009 press conference, a reporter questioned President Obama about relations with Latin American countries. He offered insights about Chile, whose president, Michelle Bachelet, he was meeting with that day. Pressed for insights into other countries, Obama provided a different set of details about Brazil. Had any of the sixteen faculty members […]

CIBER conference deemed a success in any language.

Hola. Konichiwa. Ni hao. Olá! Hello. All appropriate greetings heard among the 92 educators participating in the First National K-12 Language for Business Conference held October 31 and November 1, 2008 at the Hotel Sofitel in Miami. [flv: 480 360] The conference brought together teachers from across the United States interested in introducing language for […]

College reaches out to community of K-12 language teachers.

Maria Amparo Yuste, deputy director Spain–U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks to participants. Thirty K-12 teachers, mostly from Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach counties, recently got expert advice about an important task: how to incorporate aspects of Spanish for international business into the standard high school Spanish curricula. Organized for the second time by the […]