Center for International Business Education and Research

Business Languages

CIBER provides scholarships for full-time undergraduate students taking business language courses, offers workshops on business language and culture, and supports language instructors in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish with curriculum development.

CIBER Business Language Scholarship for Undergraduates

We provide $500 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students at the U of M for foreign language study for business purposes. Check out undergraduate business language course offerings on OneStop and apply today. Preference is given to:

  • Students taking Business French, German, Portuguese or Spanish courses on campus (for example SPAN 1014 or 3022; FREN 3022; GER 3021; PORT 3002)
  • Business majors or minors taking any level of Chinese, Portuguese, Korean or Arabic

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Now »

Chinese 101: A Practical Guide for Traveling Professionals

Interested in learning Chinese language and culture? Traveling to China? This class was developed especially for you! Chinese 101 is a customized, non-credit Mandarin Chinese class designed specifically for University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff.

Next offering will be fall semester 2014.

The Confucius Institute also offers seven levels of Chinese language classes to the general public. Learn more about Confucius Institute Chinese classes.

Chinese Culture and Language for Business and Education Abroad

CIBER, the Confucius Institute, and the China Center at the University of Minnesota offer half-day cross-cultural training sessions focused on communications in business settings, negotiating, hosting guests and networking.

To learn more or to schedule a customized session, contact

Cultural Interviews with International Business Leaders

Cultural Interviews with Chinese-Speaking Professionals is a compilation of brief video clips in which Chinese-speaking professionals discuss cultural issues that are of interest to North Americans. Created by the University of Texas at Austin CIBER.

CIBER Business Language Conference

The 16th Annual CIBER Business Language Conference takes place April 24-26, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Hosted by the Brigham Young University CIBER.



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