Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Global Professional Training

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Saturday April 25, 2015 

College of Liberal Arts - Glickman Conference Center (1.302E)

Join us for a one day workshop where you will learn about the diverse cultures of the Middle East, gain an understanding of the business environment, and network with peers from UT and other local universities with similar interests. Now in its fourth year, the goal of the GPT seeks to reach undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in the Middle East, want to understand how to better serve Middle Eastern clients, customers, employees, and/or who are interested in living or seeking employment in the Middle East.  As in previous years, we anticipate admitting approximately 50 students to the GPT this year, and are extending invitations to students from nearby universities including Huston-Tilotson University, St. Edwards University, Austin Community College, and Texas State University to participate as well.

How much does it cost?  

A $50 charge will be posted to your account, and removed upon completion of the workshop.  If you attend, you will not be charged. 

Who can participate?

Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the Middle East who are currently enrolled in a college/university in Austin and surrounding areas.  Students will be required to show their student ID when they check-in to the workshop.

How can I sign up?

Application deadline is April 16, 2015.  Apply online HERE.

What can I expect?

An enjoyable day learning from experts on the Middle Eastern topics, interactive sessions on language and culture, and an opportunity to network with colleagues who have similar interest. 

Topics at the GPT:

Introduction to the Middle East
Intro to Islam
Media and Communication in the Middle East
Middle Eastern Art and Film
Living and Working in the Middle East

If you have any question or concerns please contact Briana Medearis, briana.medearis@austin.utexas.edu or 512.232.5809.

The GPT is sponsored by Middle Eastern Studies, the Interntional Office, Cockrell School of Engineering, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Center for International Business Education and Research.




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