X-Culture Call for Participants

Dear IB Colleagues:

If you would like to add a real international business consulting project to your International Business/Management/Marketing courses, the X-Culture Project might be a good choice.

Over 110,000 students from 500 universities in 110 countries have participated in X-Culture over the years, and more join the project every semester (full list here).

About X-Culture:

  • X-Culture is a partnership of business professors. We put our students in global virtual teams (GVTs). About 6 per team, each in a different country.
  • The students work on real-life international business challenges presented by real companies. The students serve as IB consultants while also learning how to work with people from other cultures.
  • No simulations. Real international virtual teams. Real clients. No travel is needed. All collaboration is virtual.
  • About 6,000 MBA and undergraduate students from 70+ countries on 6 continents participate in X-Culture every semester (70,000+ have participated in X-Culture so far).
  • The best students are then invited to the X-Culture Global Symposium, where they meet their team members and top managers from the client company.
  • X-Culture won Wharton’s Re-Imagine Education Award in the Nurturing Employability category.
  • Research is a big part of X-Culture. So, if you need to publish, we can help, too.


  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
  • EMBA
  • NEW: Working professionals


  • 2024-2a: August 26 – October 13, 2024
    Application deadline: August 20
  • 2024-2b: October 1 – November 17, 2024
    Application deadline: September 25, 2024
  • 2025-1a: January 20 – March 9, 2025
    Application deadline: January 10
  • 2025-1b: March 3 – April 27, 2025
    Application deadline: February 25

*The dates are tentative and will be finalized after the participant list is ready and we have information about all participants’ academic schedules. +/- up to 7 days is possible.

More info:

Questions: Admin@X-Culture.org



Dr. Vas Taras
Professor of International Business and Department Head
Vice President Administration-Elect, Academy of International Business
Fellow of the Academy of International Business, Southeast USA
X-Culture Project Founder and Coordinator
Bryan School of Business and Economics
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Office: 336-256-8611
Cell: 336-854-4102