Business Is Global: Summer Language Program

What you'll learn at BIG

The program's curriculum will introduce you to five less-commonly taught foreign languages from dynamic economies around the world:

  • Akan
  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian

Throughout the two-week program, you will:

  • Learn about the cultures and communication styles of these language regions.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the business practices of the United States and the targeted regions through an accelerated curriculum based on the top-ranked Undergraduate Program at the Kelley School of Business. These business sessions introduce business vocabulary, provide a general overview of how a business operates, and demonstrate how current events impact international business.
  • Develop networking, collaboration, and professional skills that will set you apart.
You get so much out of this program. You are introduced to different cultures. You get to learn the basics in business. You get to meet all these amazing professors, and you get to experience IU.Ashton, high school student

Summer 2022 virtual session overview

June 26–July 9

Sunday, June 26: We will kick off our virtual programming with an orientation followed by the first of our language and culture sessions.

Week one: Programming each day will feature synchronous business, professional development, and language sessions. Each day will also feature synchronous regional culture sessions. All materials for these sessions are included in the program fee and will be sent to students prior to the start of the program.

Week two: Synchronous language and cultural sessions and professional development sessions will continue. Students will also use their new business, language, culture, and collaboration skills to work together on a team project that will be presented on the final day of the program.

How to Apply

The application deadline for summer 2022 has passed.

More details about the summer 2023 program will be available in the fall.

Questions? Contact us.

For more information, contact Ryan Craven, BIG program manager, at

Provide a Business Is Global scholarship

Want to help a first-generation student explore the possibilities of the IU and Kelley experience? The Institute for International Business would like to make this program fully supported through corporate and individual donations. A full program scholarship is $300 and will cover one student with substantial financial needs. Donations of any size are welcomed.