2011 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: International Exchange Partnerships

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, UNC & CBS

Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education (GLOBE)

Nomination submitted by: Gordon Cheung, Director of Academic Links

Program Overview
Launched in 2005, GLOBE (Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education) is an undergraduate business program that truly lives up to its name. A partnership between the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), the program enrolls an elite cohort of 45 students each year from the three schools to study together for 18 months in Denmark, Hong Kong and the United States.

The global journey, however, does not stop with classroom-based learning: the program also includes study trips in Europe, Asia and North America, as well as executive briefings at selected organizations. In Shanghai alone, for example, a recent cohort visited the Exhibition Centre of World Expo 2010, Grundfos Pumps, Kerry EAS Logistics, Philips Electronics China, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, Shanghai Volkswagen and Want Want Group. Such visits enable students to gain firsthand perspectives from those working in a global setting.

GLOBE is recognized for creating a comprehensive program in which future business leaders are exposed to different cultural settings, learn from world-class professors and senior corporate executives, and have the chance to develop a distinct global business sense and unique cultural fluency.

Program Implementation
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2011

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University

Maria Harper-Marinick
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Donna Scarboro
Associate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad