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Our Community and Cultural Resources at Brandeis IBS

Learning in an Olympic Village

Each year, Brandeis International Business School (IBS) welcomes students from all around the world to join its diverse community representing more than 40 countries and nearly all of the world's major languages. Each academic and social organization benefits from this unique range of viewpoints and experiences. The school also welcomes approximately 20 exchange students each year from assorted partner universities throughout the world.

Students make the most of these rich cultural resources, organizing social events to celebrate their various traditions and customs as a community. Any one day might feature a school-wide celebration like the Global Gala (see video above), a visit from a business executive or world leader, or an exciting new business competition. When critical issues arise on the international stage, students can utilize their diverse peer group to create an accessible and enriching forum for debate.

In light of this distinctive student body, faculty and staff understand the needs of students from different backgrounds. The school can offer help with housing, visa requirements, cultural issues and English language skills, and more generally, can facilitate the complex adjustments that people from other countries need to make to the US educational environment. 

Graduates often cite our international community as one of the most important parts of their experience. Many of the relationships forged in this setting continue well beyond graduation, linking alumni to a truly global network of friendships and connections.