Describe U.S. citizens' rights and responsibilities when conducting business, traveling, or living abroad.
Description should be based on research of reputable Web sites (e.g., U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies and consulates for specific countries, World Health Organization) and reference publications that address issues such as business protocol, cultural etiquette, social responsibility, crisis and political information, safety and health precautions, and passport and visa regulations.
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by
exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
obeying the law and paying taxes;
serving as a juror;
participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
performing public service;
keeping informed about current issues;
respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
Other Related Standards
FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas
The topic for this event changes from year to year. The annual topic may or may not correlate with this particular course. Please refer to the current Virginia FBLA State Handbook.
NBEA Achievement Standards for International Business
Assess how social and cultural factors influence the human resource functions (e.g., recruitment selection; employee development; evaluation; compensation, promotion, benefit and incentives; and separation, termination and transition).
Describe the factors that define what is considered ethical and socially responsible business behavior in a global business environment.
Differentiate between international ethics and international law.
Discuss the differences in "what is ethical" among various countries and the problems these differences present to international companies.
Explain the role of U.S. Customs and the customs agencies of other countries.
Identify distinctive social and cultural factors that affect business activities (e.g., time, workday, workweek, schedules, and holidays).
Recognize legal differences in areas such as consumer protection, product guidelines, labor laws, contract formulation, liability, and taxation for various countries.