Dear IB/IM Colleagues:

X-Culture is accepting applications for 2018-1 round (Aug-Oct and Oct-Dec

If you’re teaching IB, IMgmt, IMkt, or Entrepreneurship and want to add a
real international business experience to your course, your students should
participate in the X-Culture international business consulting project.

X-Culture is a partnership of 580+ business professors from 180
universities in 40+ countries. We’re not a business. We’re not selling a
product. We’re a partnership of business professors.

We put our students in global virtual teams (GVTs). About 6 per team, each
in a different country. The students work on real-life international
business challenges presented by real companies. The students basically
serve as IB consultants, while also learning how to work with people from
other cultures.

About 5,000 MBA and undergraduate students from 40+ countries on 6
continents participate in X-Culture every semester (50,000+ have
participated in X-Culture so far).

Working in GVTs and dealing with time zones and cultural differences, the
students spend a semester solving real IB challenges presented by our
corporate partners.

No simulations. No games. Real international virtual teams. Real clients.

No travel needed. All collaboration is virtual.

The best students are then invited to X-Culture Global Symposium
<> where they meet their team members
and top managers from the client company.

X-Culture recently won the Wharton’s Re-Imagine Education Award in the
Nurturing Employability category.


   - Undergraduate
   - Master’s
   - NEW: Kids ages 10-17 (first 100 just graduated, big success, teams
   matched by age). Same as university program, but includes 5-week
   pre-project training and 4-week post-project reflections and debriefs.
   - NEW: Non-student track (due to a huge demand, we now allow a couple
   hundred non-student participants. Same as university program, but includes
   5-week pre-project training and 4-week post-project reflections and

*Upcoming Dates:*

   - 2018-2a:  August 20 – October 12, 2018

Application deadline: August 10, 2018

   - 2018-2b: October 1 – November 23, 2018 (possibly October 8-November

Application deadline: September 20, 2018

   - 2019-1a:  January 22 – March 16, 2019  (possibly January 15-March 8)*

Application deadline: January 10, 2019

   - 2019-1b: March 5 – April 27, 2019

Application deadline: February 20, 2019

   - How it works:
   - What you gain as an instructor:
   - What your students gain:
   - A long and boring, but very detailed X-Culture University Professor

Research is a HUGE part of X-Culture.
If you are a researcher interested in publishing in top journals, we
collect huge amounts of excellent data. More here:

NEW: Check out info on our recent X-Culture Research Hackathon:

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A few dozen X-Culture professors are at AIB in Minneapolis – if you need
more info, let’s meet up.

Dr. Vasyl Taras

Associate Professor of International Business
MS International Business Program Director

X-Culture Project Founder and Coordinator

Bryan School of Business and Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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