Become more globally minded

We know that in today’s fast-paced, socially connected world, having global awareness is essential. And what better way to find that awareness than making international connections on campus? Tippie makes it easy to find out what kind of cultures interest you without even leaving PBB.

Tippie Buddies

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new. Through Tippie Buddies international and domestic students are paired together so that they can engage in cross-cultural learning and develop inter-cultural friendships. Throughout the semester, you'll regularly meet up with your buddy for lunch, coffee, studying, or anything that you enjoy doing. You will also be invited to attend free monthly large group events with everyone involved in Tippie Buddies. 

The 2024-25 application will open in August 2024. 

Tippie Buddies Global Ambassadors

Tippie Buddies Global Ambassadors work with the Assistant Director of Global Programs to coordinate Tippie Buddies events and act as a mentor to the international students that participate in the Tippie Buddies program. This is a paid position that averages 2-10 hours per week with potential evening hours required for events.

Application has closed. 

Global Engagement Student Advisory Board

Global Engagement Student Advisory Board (GESAB) serves to promote a culture of inclusivity and global awareness both in and out of the Tippie classroom. Our members agree to serve for at least a one-year term on the board, meeting both as a large group and in small subcommittee planning groups.

GESAB Mission:

We are a student advisory board that advocates for Tippie’s international community by developing opportunities for visibility and understanding in order to expand global engagement within Tippie’s student body.

Lily Dosedel 
  • Home Country: United States
  • Major: Marketing and Business Analytics 
Maria Rodrigues Leite
  • Home Country: Brazil
  • Major: Management and Accounting 
My Linh Ho
  • Home Country: Singapore
  • Major: Finance 
Nitan Tantawichian
  • Home Country: Thailand
  • Major: Business Analytics 
Sarah Phan
  • Home Country: United States
  • Major: Marketing and Art
Wei Ching Lim
  • Home Country: Malaysia
  • Major: Business Analytics and Computer Science 
Application process

Any student in good standing admitted to Tippie is eligible to apply. The selection process is competitive, and successful applicants usually share these characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm for programming, planning, and brainstorming new ideas for the college
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good academic performance (typically 2.8 GPA and above) 
  • Commitment to global awareness demonstrated through study abroad, student organization memberships, volunteer work, and other activities that foster cross-cultural connections.  

Student organizations

We are all about our student orgs that promote international connections on campus. Check out this cultural group that will help you experience the world while you're in the middle of Iowa City.

Multicultural Business Student Association