IU CIBER features two-week residential high school summer program BIG at the U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Grantee Showcase Webinar
May 26, 2016
With close to a month left before IU CIBER’s 2016 BIG summer program, Kelley Institute for International Business (IIB) Director of Programs Christine Davis and IU CIBER Program Manager Emily Bagienski gave a 30-minute webinar presentation and Q&A about BIG on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the BIG program launch. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, students explore and learn the intersection of business, language, and culture. The intensive program’s curriculum is supported by area study centers and departments in the IU School of Global and International Studies and introduces students to less-commonly taught foreign languages and their associated cultures–Mandarin Chinese (East Asia), Swahili (East Africa), and Turkish (Turkey and Cyprus).
In addition, students gain a basic understanding of business vocabularies and a general overview of how businesses operate through an accelerated curriculum based on the Kelley School of Business’ top-ranked Bloomington undergraduate program.
Since the program’s inception in 2013, 11 BIG alumni have gone on to attend IU, and of them, seven are pursuing degrees at Kelley School of Business. Interested in watching the recorded webinar? Click HERE.