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International Professional Development (IPD) Program at UNO

International Professional Development (IPD) is an intensive, eight-week training program focusing on three areas: English language, intercultural communication, and leadership skills.

IPD uses a “total immersion” approach: participants spend 26 hours per week in class and another 6 hours observing actual businesses or community organizations. Most live with American host families to deepen their cultural understanding and practice English outside of class.

Finally, each participant is matched with an experienced mentor for personalized coaching, cultural experiences, and English conversation practice.

Source: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Source: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Advantages of Studying in IPD
Increased English ability: Most TOEFL or TOEIC scores increase significantly after studying in IPD.

  • Career Success: IPD has been training international professionals since 1989. After completing the IPD program, many of our graduates have received promotions, been placed in overseas assignments, or been admitted to graduate schools.
  • Customization: The program is flexible and can be tailored to individual needs and interests. Whether you are headed to graduate school, working for a multi-national corporation, or starting your own business, IPD can help.
  • Midwest Location: The local accent is easily understood and learned. We are known for our hospitality. There are fewer international visitors than in coastal states.
  • Mentoring: Participants are matched one-to-one with volunteers who have years of work experience and a desire to learn about othe
    r cultures.
  • Competitive Pricing: Costs are low due to low cost of living in the Midwest.
  • Expanded Network: Participants come from many different parts of the world, so you will learn about many countries and cultures as well as the United States. Also, the professional contacts acquired in IPD have helped many graduates expand their business reach after returning home.

IPD Participants

The IPD Curriculum
Our program has three main goals: to improve your English, communication, and leadership skills.

Class size is small so that instruction can be individualized for specific needs. Learning is immediately applied through visits to corporations, business and social events.

Here is a brief description of each class:

Goal 1:

  • Professional English Development
  • Listening and pronunciation
  • Business reading
  • Professional writing

Goal 2: Intercultural Communication Skills

  • Global communication skills for business and the professions
  • Effective presentations and public speaking in English

Goal 3: Leadership Skills

  • Leadership development
  • Best management practices
  • Mentoring program with Omaha professionals

 

关于国际专业人士发展项目(IPD)

国际专业人士发展(IPD)是一个高强度,为期八周的培训计划,重点放在三个方面:英语,跨文化交际和领导能力。

IPD采用了“全融合”的办法:参加者每周上课26小时,另6小时参观企业或社区组织。大多数学生生活在美国的寄宿家庭,既加深文化理解,又在课外练习英语。

最后,每个学生搭配有经验丰富的导师提供个性化辅导,文化体验,和英语会话练习。

IPD

IPD培训的优势
提高英语能力:大多学员参加后,TOEFL或TOEIC成绩显著提高。

职业成功:
IPD自1989年开始培养国际人才,我们的许多毕业生毕业后被提拔重用,派到海外工作,或者考上研究生院。

因才施教:
IPD培训可以根据个人的需要和兴趣作灵活调整。无论你是打算读研,到跨国公司工作,或者开始创业,经营自己的生意,IPD可以帮助你!

中西部地区:
美国中部口音纯正,很容易听懂和学会。虽然我们这里的国际游客比沿海地区少些,但是我们热情好客。

指导:
每位IPD参加者和拥有多年工作经验并有意了解其他文化的志愿者配一对一。

有竞争力的价格:
因为居住在中西部地区的成本低,所以IPD培训费用也低。

拓展你的事业和社交网络:
参与者来自世界各地,所以你会了解美国和很多国家和它们的文化。此外,在参加IPD过程中建立的人脉网络,已经帮助许多毕业生回国后拓展自己事业。

IPD参与者

IPD课程
IPD项目有三个主要目标:提高英语水平,沟通和领导能力。

小班授课,使学生个体化的需求得到满足。通过走访企业,商业和参加社会活动,学习立即出现良好的效果。

下面是IPD授课的简要说明:
第一目标:专业英语的发展

听力和发音
商业读物
专业写作

第二目标:跨文化沟通技巧

着重培训适应于企业和各行业的全球沟通技巧,
高效的专题演绎和在公众面前进行英语演讲

第三目标:领导技巧

领导力发展
最佳管理实践
奥马哈专业人员指导

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Read more about IPD program here– http://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/ipd/index.php