The national CIBER program, founded under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and administered through the U.S. Department of Education, links U.S. businesses with the expertise of U.S. universities in areas of international education, language training, and research. Fifteen universities are designated as CIBERs to serve as regional and national resources for businesses, students, educators, and academics. Together, the CIBERs form a powerful network focused on meeting the personnel and information needs of American businesses. The CIBER network serves to enhance U.S. competitiveness and provide programs and services that help U.S. businesses succeed in global markets.

Please visit CIBERweb for information on the CIBER network, the currently established CIBERs, and their activities.

GW-CIBER is headed by a Faculty Director, supported by administrative staff. The Faculty Director is also advised by a Faculty Coordinating Board consisting of faculty members who oversee focal area activities and business language initiatives. Each of the five focal areas, as well as the business languages area, is championed by two faculty members from different GW departments, ensuring a multi-disciplinary programming approach.

The GW-CIBER Advisory Council was established in September 2004 with the mandate of investigating the feasibility of launching a national-caliber Center for International Business Education and Research in Washington, DC.

The GW-CIBER Advisory Council meets at least annually for program evaluation, guidance, and planning purposes.

GW-CIBER Advisory Council


Contact Us

If visiting GW-CIBER’s office, please use the entrance on 22nd street between G and H streets.

Mailing Address:

Duquès Hall, Suite 450
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 202-992-7422


Alexis Gaul, Administrative Director

Nevena Yakova, Program Manager