X-Culture Call for Participants

Dear IB Colleagues:


If you would like to add a real international business consulting project to your IB or Intl. Marketing course, X-Culture is accepting applications.

Over 60,000 students from 300 universities in 80 countries have taken part 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 basically serve as IB consultants, while also learning how to work with people from other cultures.
  • No simulations. No games. Real international virtual teams. Real clients. No travel needed. All collaboration is virtual.
  • About 5,000 MBA and undergraduate students from 40+ countries on 6 continents participate in X-Culture every semester (50,000+ have participated in X-Culture so far).
  • The best students are then invited to X-Culture Global Symposium where they meet their team members and top managers from the client company.
  • X-Culture recently won the Wharton’s Re-Imagine Education Award in the Nurturing Employability category.



  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
  • NEW: Kids ages 10-17
  • NEW: Working professionals


Upcoming Dates:

  • 2020-2a:  August 31 – October 18, 2020
    Application deadline: August 10, 2020
  • 2020-2b: October 5 – November 22, 2020
    Application deadline: September 25, 2020


Research is a big part of X-Culture. If you are a researcher interested in publishing in top journals, we collect huge amounts of excellent data.
More here: https://x-culture.org/for-researchers/research-projects/


NEW: Check out info on our recent X-Culture Research Hackathon: https://x-culture.org/hackathon/


MORE INFO: Admin@X-Culture.org




Dr. Vasyl Taras

Associate Professor of International Business
MS International Business Program Director
X-Culture Project Founder and Coordinator
Bryan School of Business and Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro