Hiram College will host an innovative new summer international exchange program for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates from India, focusing on global business management, business IT and e-commerce in the summer of 2013.
The program will be presented in partnership with 9Global Institute of Applied Technology Inc., a global educational services and placement company based in Cleveland and New Delhi, India. 9Global is coordinating relationships with several universities in India, who will be sending 100 students to participate in the program. Partnerships have been established with Sharda University, Manav Rachna International University, Lovely Professional University, Chitkara University, Manav Bharti University and Garu Nanak Institute of Management.
Students will attend workshops in a variety of business related topics coupled with cultural and global business experiences outside the classroom.
“This program will be a powerful opportunity for international students to explore American business, technology, culture and education firsthand,” said Thomas V. Chema, President of Hiram College. “Northeast Ohio is one of the largest global economic centers and provides excellent opportunities to engage with world-class education, manufacturing, agricultural, healthcare and information technology organizations. We are honored to be partnering with 9Global to provide a unique, engaging, and globally-focused training program.”
The exchange program is designed to give the international students a taste of the American diverse education practices and liberal arts experience that fit with their aspirations and career paths in global professional environment.
“Hiram has always been a leader in providing educational programs that challenge students to think differently, solve complex problems and connect learning to real world situations,” said Paul Bowers, Dean of Extended Learning for Hiram College. “This program will give students a first-hand look at the cutting edge in business, technology, culture and learning.”
The program, which will run from June through August 2013, will offer visiting undergraduate, and masters candidates workshops with Hiram faculty in the areas of English comprehension, business management, information technology, management of multinational corporations and internet marketing. The students will live on campus, and will visit other universities, attend cultural events, visit landmarks and interact with businesses and business leaders in northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania and beyond.
“Hiram’s location offers our students an excellent opportunity to experience in person the extraordinary business, manufacturing, healthcare, educational and technology resources that are available on campus and in Northern Ohio,” said Sunil Garg, Director of 9 Global Institute of Applied Technology. “From Fortune 500 companies to smaller firms on the forefront of innovation, Northeastern Ohio truly has a full range of global business resources.”