Global Student Life at Darden

  • The Darden Center for Global Initiatives works closely with the international student population, student clubs with an international focus and the Career Development Center to foster a global community at Darden. 

    International Community

    DCGI supports students with the creation of academic and fun learning opportunities to highlight the unique cultures and experiences from around the world. For example, the Darden Art Project (DART) showcases photographs taken by Darden students, faculty and staff around the world and raises money for a non-profit organization each year. The project was founded in the fall of 2008 by Chrissa Pagitsas (MBA ’09), who wrote the business proposal for DART as her final paper in Professor Alec Horniman’s class “Leadership Learning Lab.” 


    Internationally Focused Student Clubs

    There are several different student organizations at Darden that create global learning and cultural opportunities for the entire community. DCGI co-sponsors various events with these clubs, such as the International Food Festival, Lunar New Year and Diwali celebrations.

    International Affinity Clubs include:

    Leadership Speaker Series

    Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series features thought leaders from around the world. They come to Darden to share their stories, expertise and advice with the community. Past speakers have included Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children; Jim Miller, vice president of Worldwide Operations at Google; and Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods.

    Global Alumni Engagement

    Darden's numerous alumni chapters and regional affinity groups span the globe and offer current students and alumni plenty of opportunities to network and connect regardless of their class year or location.