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Working across Borders Fall 2019

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the project: exploring cultures across the globe

Working across Borders is a virtual international consultancy project that will take place in the Fall of 2019.  More than 500 students from all continents will be involved. Explore the challenges of doing business across the globe acting as a business consultant for an international company.  So start by analyzing the economic, political, social and cultural environment of a particular country. Next,  you'll explore business opportunities that can help achieve one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Finally, you'll come up with recommendations for the policy of the company.

What’s it about?

  • Writing up a country analysis of a particular country  and analysing  SDGs
  • Investigating sustainable business opportunities for an international company in this country
  • Building an international network

 

 

8 reasons to join

  • Broaden your horizon without extra costs 
  • Work together in a diverse student group
  • Practice your foreign language skills
  • Test your knowledge on sustainability and strategy 
  • Get to adopt another country’s perspective
  • Become a sustainability advocate
  • Put your intercultural skills to good use
  • Expand your global network

 

How does it work?

Together with your online team members:

  • Attend informative webinars on the topic
  • Participate in online work sessions with your team
  • Be coached online during your project
  • Perform during the progress meeting

 

Your virtual team?

  • Team up with students from different universities across the globe
  • Communicate via professional online tools 
  • Online support via a platform community and online coaching

 

Key dates of the 2019 edition

  • October 21/22:   ​Pre-launch Webinar
  • October 22 till November 4:  Orientation Phase (Build your team)
  • November 4  till   December 2:  Execution Phase (Act as business consultants)
  • December 8:   ​ End of the project
     

Project partners

  • University Colleges Leuven Limburg, Belgium
  • Durham College   Oshawa, Canada
  • Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Zittua/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Scuola per la gesture d'impresa CIS, Italy
  • Southeast Missouri State University, USA

Certificate

You’ll be awarded the official Working across Borders 2019  certificate based on the quality of your team’s work.

 

Student testimonials

 

aftermovie 2018

 

Government endorsement

Join us with your students!

Do  you want to share in the fun?  Contact us to embed the project in your course!