The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is a global school that thrives on the contributions from its diverse student population. The resources below will help you learn more about the international student experience.
Connect with Current International Students
Global perspectives add invaluable dimension and depth to class discussions, enhancing all students’ understanding of the global business environment. To learn about the international student experience firsthand, feel free to reach out to one of our international student ambassadors. Several U.S. students and alumni have also made themselves available for questions from prospective students.
International Student Views
Watch the following videos to learn more about life at the Darden School as an international student:
A variety of Darden student organizations focus specifically on global issues. These organizations provide an opportunity for students to connect with other members of the Darden community who share similar interests in global business affairs. Activities of the student-run clubs include organizing conferences, sponsoring speakers and planning extracurricular events that highlight foreign cultures and economies. A sample of recent events organized by Darden’s international student organizations include:
- Asian Business Conference
- Carnival Celebration
- Chinese New Year Celebration
- Diwali Celebration
- Global Speaker Series
- International Case Competition
- International Food Festival
- Latin American Student Association Conference
- Spotlight on Africa Series
Darden’s Career Development Center is committed to assisting students with every stage of their career search. Denise Karaoli, assistant director of international programs and opportunities, is specifically dedicated to helping international students, as well as U.S. students interested in working abroad, by identifying, pursuing and securing positions that meet their career goals.
Global Academic Opportunities
Visit Global Opportunities to learn about Darden's exchange programs and Global Business Experiences (GBEs), weeklong courses held every March that enable students to explore international business issues in countries outside of the United States. Watch the following video to get an international student’s impressions of the GBEs:
The Charlottesville Community
The Office of Student Affairs directs a program for incoming international students to cover important details about living and studying in the United States and to help with relocation. The Darden Partners Association (DPA) offers support and social activities to make everyone feel welcome during their time in Charlottesville.
Recently ranked as the best place to live in the United States by USA Today, Charlottesville offers the amenities of a large city while maintaining the aesthetic charm of a small town that is comfortable, friendly and easy to navigate. The city’s central East Coast location makes it easily accessible to other major cities such as Washington, D.C., and New York.
Watch the following video to get an international student’s impressions of living in Charlottesville:
Admissions and Financial Aid Resources
For Admissions, Financial Aid and scholarship information specific to international students, visit: