X-Culture Competition


An experiential component for International Business, Marketing, Cross-Cultural Management or related courses

X-Culture is accepting applications for the 2017-2 and 2018-1 rounds.

If you teaching Intl. Business, Intl. Marketing, Cross-Cultural Management, and want to add a real international business experience to your course, consider joining X-Culture.

X-Culture is a partnership of 550+ IB professors from around the world. We’re not a business. We’re not selling a product. We’re a partnership of IB professors.

We put our students in global virtual teams (GVTs). About 6 per team, each in a different country. The students work on real-life international business challenges presented by real companies.

About 5,000 MBA and undergraduate students from 130 universities in 40 on 6 continents participate in X-Culture every semester (almost 40,000 have participated in X-Culture so far).

Working in GVTs and dealing with time zones and cultural differences, the students spend a semester solving real international Business challenges presented by our corporate partners.

No simulations. No games. Real international virtual teams. Real clients. No travel needed. All collaboration is virtual.

The best students are then invited to X-Culture Global Symposium where they meet their team members and top managers from the client company.

X-Culture just won the Wharton’s 2016 Re-Imagine Education Award in the Nurturing Employability category.


  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s


  • a: Aug 21 – Oct 13, 2017: FULL
  • b: Oct 3 – Nov 24, 2017
    Application deadline: September 20, 2017
  • a: January 22 – March 16, 2018
    Application deadline: January 20, 2018
  • b: March 5 – April 27, 2018
    Application deadline: February 20, 2018

How does it work: http://x-culture.org/

What you gain as an instructor: http://x-culture.org/for-instructors/

What your students gain: http://x-culture.org/for-students/

If you are a researcher interested in publishing in top journals, see this: http://x-culture.org/for-researchers/research-projects/

Need more info: Admin@X-Cuture.org