International Field Experiences

  • Strengthen your understanding of international business and gain real-world experience abroad through the following opportunities:

    Global Client Courses

    In a Global Client Course elective, you and a small team of students will provide consulting services to an international company or organization while working closely with a Darden faculty member over the course of a quarter or semester. At the beginning or end of each course, you will visit the company on location to build on-the-ground knowledge and experience the issue at hand.

    Kaizen Projects in Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and R&D

    Apply what you learned in class to a kaizen (Japanese for continuous improvement) project abroad with the Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology company. Each kaizen sends a small team of students to a Danaher facility for a one-week on-site experience to work closely with its employees to improve specific issues related to manufacturing, sales, marketing or R&D. Learn more about kaizen projects.

    Global Immersion Courses

    Each year, Darden offers faculty-led courses abroad, which provide experiential travel opportunities and close access to international business leaders and cultural heritage sites. These customized programs are designed to immerse students in a particular global market and business theme, leading to deeper cultural understanding, a global network and life-changing ideas. Each course lasts one to two weeks and takes place outside of the United States in January, March or May.