Through the University’s Office of International Education and Development, all SBI students are encouraged to pursue study abroad opportunities prior to graduation. A semester- or year-long study abroad experience enables students to broaden their horizons by living, studying, and interacting with people from different cultural, political, social, and economic backgrounds. For more information contact the Office of International Education and Development or your Academic Advisor.
Florida A&M University (FAMU) is one of six institutions selected to receive the 2007 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education from the Institute for International Education (IIE). The FAMU School of Business and Industry (SBI) was honored for its study abroad program at the United Nations in a special ceremony at the 2nd Annual IIE Best Practices Conference. The FAMU SBI Study Abroad Program was also featured in the spring 2007 issue of the IIE Networker magazine and has been highlighted by IIE as a “best practice” in the field of international education.In an announcement issued by the IIE, President Allan E. Goodman said, “We were very impressed with the range and strength of this year’s Heiskell Award-winning programs. The IIE Network member colleges and universities have been tremendously creative and innovative in addressing the challenges of preparing their students to live and work in a global society, and have achieved clear results. We are especially pleased to be able to recognize programs this year that have succeeded in increasing the participation in study abroad by students of diverse backgrounds and in diverse disciplines.”
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