UCA hosts international business consortium

UCA’s College of Business this week is hosting the 2008 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) North American Mobility Consortium meeting. International guests include professors from the Universidad de Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico; the Universite de Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; and the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They are touring the campus and community, talking with prospective students and faculty, and planning projects and activities for next year.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to host this year’s Consortium meeting so our members from Mexico and Canada can experience the unique learning environment at UCA,” said Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, FIPSE Coordinator. “Our FIPSE grants have created a strong bond between the faculty and students at Consortium universities. The College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts at UCA work together to increase mobility, multicultural understanding, and foreign language skills for students and faculty.”

The goal of the Consortium is to prepare students to succeed in international business by promoting multicultural awareness, foreign language skills, and international business exposure.