IU CIBER’s $1,000 scholarship allows rising sophomores to experience international business first hand on a short-term trip to India
August 11, 2016
Post by IU Student Emmeline Ensign, Class of 2019
As a class, we spent time at a few non-governmental organizations. Although most of our visits were to nonprofits, international business is still critical in these types of businesses. For example, Jude Felix Field Hockey Academy was only recently confirmed to be able to accept foreign donations. EnAble India, an organization which helps persons with disabilities become economically independent, is focused on India but is now able to receive resources from anywhere in the world with their new website. They will also be able to have a larger impact with their online “EnAble Academy” program.
|I learned how to play field hockey from students at Jude Felix Hockey|
Some companies like Deloitte have a consistent brand throughout all their offices around the world. At the corporate offices of Deloitte India-United States, any potential employees have to go through rounds of testing in writing, listening, understanding, and speaking clearly in American English before being hired.
|We visited one of the schools in Bangalore that partners with the Akshara Foundation|
Other companies are still working to expand globally. We visited the offices of Tata Elxsi, a huge company which is a household name throughout India but not well known in the United States. Even at the hotel, we stayed at in Bangalore, the impact of international business was clear through the accommodations available for business people from around the world.
|It was surreal to visit the Taj Mahal. Definitely one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!|
I am incredibly grateful to have had this eye-opening experience. Thank you!
These experiences and IU CIBER’s continued support for students to explore international destinations and businesses contribute to the overall objective of strengthening and promoting international education, language training, and research capacities of U.S. enterprises and universities.