Bryan Center For International Development

Operational Relationships

Operational Relationships

Since 2003 the Bryan Center for International Development has had numerous operational relationships with major government entities, businesses and corporations, non profit organizations, Christian ministries and universities in the European nations of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia. Other partnerships include Christian ministries and anti-human trafficking organizations in Hong Kong and Uganda.

Bryan's unique operational relationships have provided the means to develop many global programs for its students, faculty, staff and others in the areas of business, law, politics, Christian ministry outreach, communications, psychology and the social sciences.

2016 - 2017 Operational Relationships

The Bryan Center for International Development developed a new relationship with The Mekong Club and 852 Freedom Campaign of Hong Kong to explore the possibility of forming a partnership for an emancipation project that would have a nationwide impact in the United States in bringing about more cooperation between those involved in the fight against human trafficking. The relationship also includes Bryan students working in Hong Kong with human trafficking organizations and lectures at Bryan College by the directors of both Hong Kong organizations.

The Bryan CID added a new dimension to the four year relationship with Pro Mente Burgenland, (a state of the art psychiatric rehabilitation center), located in Eisenstadt, Austria just outside of Vienna, by adding two Psychology professors do to professional internships in Austria. The relationship continues to involve Bryan College students serving as interns at Pro Mente, with students observing all forms of patient therapy and also participating in some individual therapy exercises.

Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic organized an entrepreneurship program for Bryan students with the Czech Chamber of Commerce, the U.S Honeywell operation in the Czech republic and several successful entrepreneurial companies in Olomouc and the surrounding Moravian region.

Expanded the relationship with Raiffeisen Bank International of Prague by reaching an agreement to include their bank for next year's internship program for Bryan students. In turn, Bryan will include two Raiffeisen Prague employees in its Survey of the American Business Community Program in the Chattanooga area. Spring 2018 will represent the third year of this program.

Continued a relationship for internships for Bryan College Business majors with Raiffeisen Bank International of Vienna/Tatra Banka in Bratislava, Slovakia. The internship program allows each year for five Bryan College Business students to experience banking in an international setting and to look at all major phases of banking operations, and to compare how European banking operations compare in general to American banks.

Continued in 2016-2017 a global educational lecture series cooperation with Chattanooga State Community College for a program to bring four high level international speakers each academic year to give presentations on both campuses. Topics each year have primarily focused on majors that include Business, Psychology, Geography, Communications, Education and Politics & Government.

For the seventh consecutive year the Bryan CID worked with a group of church members at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church in cooperation with Romanian Evangelistic Medical Mission to bring several weeks of Bible study training for middle school girls from the Casa Josef Orphanage and to offer the Another Day in the Son Camp to approximately 100 children in Romania. The summer camp program provides children with programs in Christian art, music and drama in the Northwest part of Romania. REMM provides each summer key logistics and administrative support for the camp.

The Bryan CID continued its lecture exchange partnership with Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop seminar and lecture type programs that included a Bryan Communications professor, in March 2017, giving several lectures to Czech students that covered major topics related to effective personal and corporate communications. Bryan College will also host again a Palacky professor as a guest lecturer for Spring 2018.

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