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Business Language Tools

Business Language Tools

Video Series: Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives

This Center for Global Business funded program is a compilation of over 800 brief video clips. Foreign executives discuss cultural issue of interest to North Americans - from negotiation practices to social situations.

The interviews offer the opinions of real people, which are at times contradictory, and serve to stimulate discussion. They introduce diverse vocabulary in a professional setting, and offer non-native speakers of foreign languages examples of natural speech, illustrating the way that speakers really talk. The video clip library includes interviews in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Turkish and Russian which can be viewed here.  

SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship

SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship

The objective of these awards is to support doctoral dissertation research on topics combining international and business perspectives. The fellowships are provided through an endowment from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) of the Tokyo Foundation. They will be made only to doctoral students:

  1. who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), and
  2. whose approved dissertation research addresses, wholly or in significant part, the objective described above.

Process:
Complete the SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship Application Form and ask your graduate adviser to submit nominations to the Center for Global Business at centerforglobalbusiness@mccombs.utexas.edu. Applications will be reviewed by the UT-Austin SYLFF Steering Committee, with input from McCombs School Doctoral Advisory Committee.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research that combines international and business perspectives, a strong personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s doctoral advisor.

Application Deadline: January 20, 2019 for the 2018-19 academic year
Stipend: $10,000 Generally, three such awards are available annually.