Global Network Society

Dr. Ann Langlois brought a group of students to Brazil. The Global Network Society annually offers trips such as this.

Dr. Ann Langlois, associate professor of business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, led a group of 25 Rinker School of
students, faculty and alumni to Brazil for 10 days. Read more. 

Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the Global Network Society (Formerly International Business Club) in the Rinker School of Business is to provide a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to develop an increased global awareness of geopolitical, cultural and international business issues.

The Global Network Society's goals are to:

  • Encourage all students to participate in a global business trip once during their academic experience at PBA in order to increase student’s experiential learning outside the classroom.
  • Create an increased awareness of global events and issues by bringing in both local and global leaders.
  • Identify, develop and participate in global events through local community businesses and nonprofit organizations. The development of liaisons with these organizations will increase students' understanding of global diversity.
  • Integrate and demonstrate global and Christian leadership roles by hosting guest speaker forums and actively participate in both PBA and off-campus events.



 Dr. Ann Langlois brought business students to China. The Global Network Society also travels to places like Dubai and Brazil.
Dr. Ann Langlois led a global business trip to China,
including a visit to GE offices. 

Annual Global Business Trip

The Rinker School of Business and the Global Network Society travel on an annual global business trip. Undergraduate and MBA students can experience the local culture and business environment of developing countries.

Please consider giving to the Global Network Society to support business students attend trips provided by the International Business Club.

Destinations have included:

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • United Arab Emirates

During the seven to 12-day business trip, students have the opportunity to embrace local culture and visit with some of the world’s leading corporate executives. The trip provides students an educational experience by taking the classroom to a new country. Students not only experience the country but make valuable networking contacts with executives from major corporations including: GE, Oracle, Ford Motor Corp., Harley Davidson, U.S. Commercial Services, Global TV and global nonprofit agencies.

Speaking about PBA...

Student testimonial from Dubai trip:
"Going to the Middle East and experiencing this beautiful place opened my views even more so than any other worldly trip. The people of Dubai were some of the nicest people I'd ever come in contact with and there was so much to see, do and learn there. I believe that there will be other Emirates that will shadow the amazing city Dubai is today."
-- Caitlin Blackwell



Email Dr. Ann Langlois, or call (561) 803-2458.

 Global Network Society