These opportunities to dig deep and make a difference for organizations in diverse countries await EMBA students, thanks to the efforts of corporate member International Study Programs (ISP).
Founded in 1999, ISP focuses on delivering international residencies for business and non-business students throughout the world, offering the full range of services from content development through logistics.
When COVID-19 hit and with worldwide travel restrictions, ISP quickly adapted. “We have shifted the entire business to the virtual environment,” says Monika Zizkova Vodickova, head of sales for ISP.
“We have been providing our clients with all of our standard products virtually. We run virtual study trips, virtual consulting projects, virtual hackathons, and other virtual variations for many of our clients now.”
During these days of COVID, ISP successes include fully transitioning to online formats, launching more than 50 virtual projects, and maintaining financial stability and client retention after a full year of no travel.
With more than 20 years of experience in developing tailored study trips and online education for academic institutions, ISP can deliver fully customized services to EMBA Programs.
“We are completely flexible,” says Vodickova. “We build each program toward the expectations of every individual client, and we provide the highest quality of academic content for our clients. We fill the agendas with top C-level speakers and interactive events with hands-on experiences for the students. We work with every client’s budget, and we pride ourselves on superb customer care.”
Throughout the years, ISP has added more destinations for a total of more than 150 locations, expanded its speaker and company networks to about 25,000 contacts, responded to changing generations of students, and created interactive content in a variety of formats, says Vodickova.
Most recently, ISP launched a new branch for immersive learning experiences and learning and development programs.
The Global Exec focuses on matching the innovative firepower of ISP’s global network of university students and alumni, developers, the startup community, and other professionals with the challenges of organizations. For example, during global problem-solving hackathons, teams with complementary skill sets compete to address specific, real-life business problems.
Now and in future days, ISP is ready to help EMBA Programs navigate the quickly changing travel landscape.
“We can provide programs with detailed COVID protocols for their next travel and assistance with destination choice, testing and vaccine venues, and other pandemic logistics,” says Vodickova.
For EMBA Programs who want to expand their global experience options, ISP also can arrange online international components and hybrid international residencies, with part of the residency online and part on the ground.
A longstanding EMBAC corporate member, ISP values its relationship with council members.
“We believe the council is a great place to network, meet like-minded people from academic and corporate worlds, share ideas and best practices, and provide the programs with better learning experiences,” says Vodickova.
“We love the opportunity to meet with all the EMBA Programs, see our clients on a regular basis, and introduce ISP to new programs. We love the chance to learn what the programs are dealing with. We appreciate the opportunity to present our products and services and find potential partners and clients.”
In the near future, ISP looks forward to restarting travel, renewing its partnerships, incorporating virtual events into the mix to make programs more effective, and discovering and establishing more destinations in Africa.
Vodickova takes much satisfaction in observing the impact of these global opportunities on students.
“It’s wonderful to introduce students to new cultures, opening their eyes, and allowing them to visit places they never thought they would get to see,” she says. “You can see how it enhances their education and helps them to succeed.”
For more information about ISP, contact Monika Zizkova Vodickova at email@example.com or visit here. For information about The Global Exec, visit www.theglobalexec.com.