Dear IB Colleagues: If you would like to add a real international business consulting project to your IB or Intl. Marketing course, you still have 3 days add X-Culture to your course this semester. Professors from 137 universities in 40 countries have already signed up their students for X-Culture for this semester, and we can still accept a few more applications. *About X-Culture*: - X-Culture is 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. - No simulations. No games. Real international virtual teams. Real clients. No travel needed. All collaboration is virtual. - 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). - The best students are then invited to X-Culture Global Symposium <http://x-culture.org/category/meetings/> 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. - Your students do not have to pay for participation. We’re not a business. *Divisions:* - 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. *Upcoming Dates:* - 2018-2b: October 1 – November 28, 2018 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: http://x-culture.org/ - What you gain as an instructor: http://x-culture.org/for-instructors/ - What your students gain: http://x-culture.org/for-students/ - A long and boring, but very detailed X-Culture University Professor Handbook: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bo44lgbf7m0jmj2/University_Professor_Handbook.pdf?dl=0 Research is a big part of X-Culture. If you are a researcher interested in publishing in top journals, we collect huge amounts of excellent data. More here: http://x-culture.org/for-researchers/research-projects/ NEW: Check out info on our recent X-Culture Research Hackathon: https://x-culture.org/hackathon/ MORE INFO: [log in to unmask] *Ready to sign up? APPLY HERE TO JOIN X-CULTURE <https://x-culture.org/apply/>* 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 [log in to unmask] www.X-Culture.org <http://www.x-culture.org/> https://www.facebook.com/XCultureProject ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.