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; and Livingstone & Lusaka, Zambia, 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, 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 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 28 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is December 1, 2016. To apply for the program, click here: APPLY NOW. For further information on the program, click here: FDIB_africa_2017.pdf and/or please contact Mike Shealy at your convenience.