Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide during International Education Week, November 18-23, 2013.
This national celebration stems from a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
International Student Services is coordinating a variety of events including a photo contest, a conference on language and culture, a special international Coffee and Conversation mixer, student presentations and much more.
Watch iss.boisestate.edu for a detailed schedule of events coming soon.
Study in Canada Scholarships 2014-15
- $10,000 tuition full year
- $5,000 tuition one semester
- $500 health insurance allowance
- $800 in-country travel allowance
- 3 day orientation visit to Ottawa
- 3 day spring seminar in Washington DC
- May attend ANY Canadian university and study in ANY field
Application Deadline 31 January 2014. Up to 20 scholarships awarded.
2013-14 Killam Fellows
Kwame Babukar / University of Washington to York University
Hannah Dolph / University of Washington to Carleton University
2012-13 Killam Fellows
Jay Barlow / Whitman College to University of Alberta
Amanda Elder / Portland State University to University of Alberta
Jenny Miller / University of Washington to Western University
Applications & Information
The International Business Organization (IBO), a student organization geared for International Business majors and minors, is making plans to participate in the Frank Church Conference and International Economic Summit at the end of October in the Boise State University Jordan Ballroom. For more information about the Summit, click here.
Students are welcome to attend meetings of the International Business Organization!
This annual event can give International Business students a chance to hear from alumni through a variety of meetings including in classroom panel sessions. While some parts of the event are designed for juniors, seniors and graduate students, several options for hearing from alumni do not have those restrictions and also provide opportunities for students to gain from the alumni’s experiences. More details can be found at http://cobe.boisestate.edu/lessonsfromalumni/.
With courses for the Fall 2013 term beginning as early as Monday, August 26th, the International Business Department is eager to welcome students to the University. Students, the IB Department is happy to have you here at Boise State!
Meredith Taylor Black, director of the international business program at Boise State, has been selected to receive the Accomplished Under 40 Award this year. In its 14th year, this recognition program honors local business and professional leaders who have achieved success before the age of 40. Congratulations, Dr. Meredith Black.
For the coming year, Miren Perez Eguireun, the Western United States Representative for the Basque government, will be welcomed by Boise State University’s International Business Programs as a visiting researcher. Ms. Eguireun, who is from the Basque Country in Spain, has a communication background and experience working for a law firm in marketing and business development. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in international relations through a Spanish University. Ms. Eguireun is residing in Boise as part of the 2012 Collaboration Agreement entered into by Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little with the Basque government to strengthen current as well as foster new economic and cultural development opportunities within and between the two regions.
In Ms. Eguireun’s role on campus, she will conduct research on trade relations and business opportunities between Idaho and the Basque Region, in coordination with College of Business and Economics International Business Programs, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, the Idaho departments of Commerce and Agriculture, Boise State’s Basque Studies Program, and relevant Idaho firms. “With the United States negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union, this is a good time to explore European markets,” said Eguireun. “Idaho has great business potential and needs to connect to what the Basque Country has to offer,” she said. The International Business Programs (IB) has, in return, been charged with helping in the development of a Basque fellowship program that will select, train and monitor the efforts of a future Idaho representative in the Basque country. “We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the initiatives being developed under the collaboration agreement between Idaho and the Basque Region,” said Meredith Taylor Black, Director of IB. “Our involvement highlights the role the College of Business and Economics can play in supporting our business community by developing international trade opportunities for Idaho. It exemplifies our greater global mission. Further, we are excited by the prospect of intra-institutional and governmental sharing of knowledge that this initiative provides.”
Professors Meredith Taylor Black and Geoff Black Participated in International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) Conference
The IAES Conference was held in Vienna, Austria, April 3-6 at the University of Vienna, the oldest German-speaking university in the world. Meredith Taylor Black chaired the Law and Economics session at the conference and presented her paper titled, “The political economy of dispute resolution at the WTO: Doha and the cotton case.” Geoff Black was a discussant and presented the paper, “A decision framework for deployment of small modular reactors in developing economies.”
The International Business Department is launching a new mentorship program designed for all students wishing to create a strategy to finance their Study Abroad or Graduate School. Dr. Zena Cook, an economist and former professor, is volunteering her time to aid any student in their search for funding. She will use her professional expertise to prepare a customized plan of action for each student who takes advantage of this worthwhile opportunity.
Dr. Cook is interested in performing either of two roles:
1. To guide students to make informed, alternative choices in order to reach their goals by defining and analyzing viable pathways. The purpose of this role is to suggest a process by which the student can make a more enlightened decision about their future, thereby reducing uncertainty and doubt.
2. To help those students who are on a less-than-optimal avenue for the future. For example, practical ways of reducing debt while still seeking the most advantageous track; the purpose being to aid the student in discovering a more successful passage towards financial independence as well designing a structure for the future.
Both roles will involve personal interviews to identify alternative focal areas, then using financial analysis to help assay the acquired data, and quantify the different options for success. Each exercise will be personalized for the student by their own determined criteria.
This is a unique opportunity, rarely offered in an educational setting. If you believe you would benefit from this, send an email to email@example.com, International Business Peer Advisor, in order to facilitate. Dr. Cook’s availability is limited to February 20th.
The International Business Mentorship Program is back again after three successful semesters!
This program entails weekly meetings throughout the semester with our new mentor, Joseph DeGano. Mr. DeGano is graciously donating his time for the benefit of our students. The purpose of this program is to supplement the students’ academic knowledge with some of his “real-world” experience and as well as to give them some one- on-one career development tutelage.
Originally from New Jersey, Mr. DeGano has lived in Idaho for 19 years. He is currently employed by Rekluse, the 2012 SBA (Small Business Association) National Exporter of the Year, as the Sales & Marketing Manager. His background is in motorcycles and personal development. Following his career of racing professional motocross, he entered the business world in the motorcycle industry doing public relations, marketing, sales, and international business. He founded MX COACH in 2001 to coach and train aspiring motocross racers. On the personal development side, Joe has served as a leader for Landmark Education, various men’s groups and has facilitated parenting classes.
He is known as the Unreasonable Man but Joe states, “That is a positive adjective some of the time”.
This is a rare opportunity and we strongly encourage all majors to apply!
Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 1st.