(Israel, Jordan, Morocco) 


December 30, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) - MENA program is offered annually by a consortium of CIBER universities. This program, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and lead-managed by the CIBERs of Brigham Young University and The George Washington University, focuses on providing participating faculty a unique international study tour opportunity, which will ultimately assist the United States in its international competitiveness via pedagogy, research, and business outreach. The objective of the FDIB-MENA program is to raise faculty awareness of the economic, political and cultural environments that exist in the Middle East and Africa today, and, ultimately, to leverage that first-hand awareness into competence and expertise in classrooms and on research campuses throughout the United States.



·         Dome of the Rock

·         Garden Tomb

·         Bethlehem

·         Hebrew University, Jerusalem

·         The Dead Sea

·         Petra, Jordan

·         University of Amman, Jordan

·         Kasbah of Rabat

·         Medina of Fez

·         Business visits will include companies that highlight the business issues in the region such as SME development, tourism, Islamic banking, the Israeli/Palestinian relationship and entrepreneurship.


*Please note that the program is subject to change; participants will receive a final program schedule NLT Dec 15, 2018.


Event Locations / Activity

Dec 30: Arrive in Jerusalem, Israel (via Tel Aviv)

Dec 31-Jan 3: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv business, academic, and cultural visits

Jan 4: Travel to Amman, Jordan

Jan 5-6: Petra and Amman business and cultural visits

Jan 7:  Fly to Rabat, Morocco

Jan 8-12: Rabat and Fez, Morocco business and cultural visits

Jan 13: Depart for U.S.



Program Fees

Faculty or Professional: $4,500

Graduate Student: $3,500


The fee covers double-room occupancy lodging (a single room supplement of $1,000 is also available), air trans­portation from Amman to Rabat, all in-country ground transportation, many program meals (although not all meals) and entry fees to all program events and excursions.


(Note: Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Tel Aviv and from Rabat back to the U.S. is not included in the program fee.)


for more information or to Register, please email either:  


Jonathon Wood (BYU CIBER)

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Alexis Gaul (GW-CIBER)

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