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COB Hosts Discussion on Internationalization

The Governors State University (GSU) College of Business (COB) recently hosted administrators and faculty members from the university's Dual Degree Program partners for a roundtable discussion of strategies that add more international elements to courses and programs.

Harper College’s Richard Johnson, Professor of English and Humanities, and Director of the Office of International Education, led the discussion among 18 participants from eight colleges at the session.

The discussion was the last in a series under a 2014-2018 sub-grant from the Center for International Business Education and Research at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University which partners with the GSU COB.

The sub grant was recently renewed, allowing the COB to continue organizing high impact programs and to financially support students participating in study abroad programs, including a one-week trip to Vietnam in the summer of 2019. Students will study the country's culture and business environment.

Previous sessions included business seminars that focused on several countries and attracted business owners from across the entire Chicago Metropolitan Area, and an internationalization symposium that attracted an audience from many of the university's community college partners.

In addition to Harper, other community colleges represented at the roundtable included Ivy Tech, Waubonsee College, Olive Harvey, Joliet Junior College, College of DuPage, Heartland College, and Morton College. St. Francis University joined GSU as the other four-year institutions.