~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The Global Field Elective is one of the most exciting new programs being developed at Darden. Initiated last year with programs in Nicaragua and Zambia, this year has seen a host of new opportunities.
3 new programs were launched in the fall with students traveling to Tunisia, Sweden and South Africa.
The program has a new DardenPortal site with applications for the 4 new programs on offer, with applications due Monday, November 4th.
- Indonesia - with ANJ, a commodities business with a sago plantation on the island of Papa
- Turkey - with ETI, a chocolatier looking to expand sales into the US
- India - with Freeset, an apparel manufacture looking to develop a marketing strategy for the US
- Egypt - with Mediawave, a technology start-up seeking help on their business.
These are amazing opportunities but there is more to come. More importantly, there is an opportunity for students to be involved in developing their own GFE projects, connecting with firms and developing institutional relationships that will serve both the companies and the Darden student body. Andrew Kritzer (President of DTC) shared his experience helping source a project with Swedish firm Memoto.
Check out the video as students share about the companies they helped source, or their current experience as part of a GFE.