In August, Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives had the pleasure of hosting 42 graduate business students from Peru’s PAD School of Management. This exciting week-long program provided students with an immersive experience in Darden’s renowned case-method-based classroom. After classes, students explored the local business landscape and the culture of Charlottesville. Led by faculty members Bobby Parmar, Doug Thomas, Elena Loutskina, and Laura Morgan Roberts, this year’s International Partner Program with PAD focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

At the end of the week, the PAD students had the opportunity to visit the D.C. Economic Partnership and a tech company based in D.C. on the way to Darden’s Sands Family Grounds, located in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Darden looks forward to welcoming future cohorts from PAD and continuing to foster global connections. Please take a moment to explore the photos from the week below!

Group photo in front of Darden's Saunders Hall
PAD Students after the Gazogle simulation led by Professor Doug Thomas
A group of PAD student learning about Charlottesville’s historic Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson
At Bold Rock Hard Cider, PAD students gained insight into how the business became a household name in the U.S. cider industry