Doing business internationally is not the same as doing business at home. It requires you to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge about the country you do business in. You will need to learn about the different laws and regulations, the different customer buying habits, and change your marketing strategies and materials to appeal to the new country you are entering. It is important to remember that the way you operate your business will be determined by the culture of the market you are entering, not yours.
The International Student Entrepreneurs Programme is a training programme for VET students that highlights all aspects that are important in doing business internationally. The best way to achieve real international entrepreneurship in education is to let students work together and explore business opportunities with students from other countries. To realise and encourage this international collaboration, we suggest to cooperate with a foreign educational institute to implement the programme, just like we did during the I-STEP training week in Birmingham. Read more about this training week on the news section of www.i-step.eu.
The International Student Entrepreneurs Programme is structured into the following modules:
Each module includes:
You can also check out the separate module content, summaries, case studies and activities per module below. In addition, there are also guiding presentations available per module that you could use when delivering the programme.
The materials cover the following 7 topics: