In January 2017, Darden first year and second year students travelled to Bangalore and New Delhi on the Darden Worldwide Course to India, which focused on the topics of data science, technology, and entrepreneurship. Organized by Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives and led by Darden Professor Casey Lichtendahl, the course allowed students to gain a broad understanding of cultural and business drivers in India, with a particular emphasis on how information science plays a role in developing this nation.  Students developed an understanding of how and why India has become a hub of information technology, outsourcing, and its continued innovation in digital business alongside an understanding of challenges facing Indian firms today.  The course blended company visits, meetings, with top business leaders, class sessions and cultural adventures, and it allowed current Darden students to connect with alumni based in India.