New program exposes high school students to languages spoken in emerging markets

Traditionally, when people think of languages in which business is conducted, rarely do they think of Swahili and Portuguese. However, as markets such as Brazil emerge along with African economies such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mozambique, the language of commerce no longer is simply English or “lingua franca.” Middle Eastern countries such as […]

Travel courses take IU Kokomo students to England and Turkey, where they witness history

International education has long been a cornerstone of the Indiana University Bloomington campus, where there’s been a lot of buzz about the new School of Global and International Studies. However, IU’s other campuses also are engaged with the world, including the Kokomo campus. As at Bloomington and IUPUI, students are enrolled in courses at IU […]

Students in Kelley School program return home, hopefully better prepared for challenges

A couple of weeks before 11 students from Palestine were due to arrive at IU Bloomington for the Global Business Institute, many of them were still struggling with the process of obtaining visas to enter the United States. LaVonn Schlegel, managing director of the Institute for International Business in the Kelley School of Business, who […]

Women hope business program helps them overcome barriers to career success in Pakistan

Much has been chronicled about the “glass ceiling” in the United States. Barriers to advancement for women in business careers aren’t always initially apparent. However, for women in a developing economy such as Pakistan, that usually isn’t the problem. The problem is that the barriers are obvious, not opaque. “In Pakistan, for women, particularly the […]

Students from Pakistan and Afghanistan learn about business, fireflies and the value of a smile

For the past month, 94 young people from eight countries across North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia have been learning the principles of entrepreneurship at IU’s Kelley School of Business and its Institute for International Business. This week, they are traveling to Washington, D.C., and Atlanta before returning home. The Global Business Institute […]