FDIB-Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa (11th Annual) - May 7-22, 2017
This annual faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina CIBER team of Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. The program is also co-sponsored by the CIBER universities of BYU, Colorado Denver, Connecticut, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Michigan State and Texas A&M. The program - which also offers 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; Kasane & Chobe, Botswana; Livingstone, Zambia; and the Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland, as well as participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars - to include visits to the wine and grape industry in South Africa, the copper mining industry in Zambia, the Agri-Business industry in Swaziland and the Eco-Tourism industry in Botswana. The 2017 program will focus once again upon "doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa," as well as concentrating upon African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region of southern Africa. The program fees (round-trip airfare to South Africa and from Swaziland) 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 (as of January 20, 2017, we have 29 confirmed applicants, with 3 slots remaining). The deadline for application is February 3, 2017. Apply for the program. For more information, download the program brochure at your convenience.