The Italy program, led by Jennifer Clevenger, focused on luxury businesses in food and wine, fashion, and transportation. At Missoni in Rome, students learned more about the details behind the company’s certified, Made-in-Italy luxury products, Clevenger said. From left: Casey Polk, Shane Curtis, Spencer Pao, Jack Lerch, Katerina Friberg, Kaitlyn Murphy, Phil Tsoi, Tim Burnette, Connor Davis, and Darius Boles. Photo by Jennifer Clevenger
“The head buyer had everyone try on a jacket, sweater, or wrap so they could really experience the products.” Photo by Jennifer Clevenger
At Museo Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the group toured the factory to learn more about the assembly of the sports cars. From left: Kaitlyn Murphy, Shane Curtis, Spencer Pao, Phil Tsoi, Darius Boles, Casey Polk, Jack Lerch, Tim Burnette, Kat Friberg, Connor Davis. Photo by Jennifer Clevenger
Tim Burnette (left) and Darius Boles at Pompeii. Photo by Jennifer Clevenger
At the Colosseum, from left, back row: Tim Burnette, Connor Davis, Phil Tsoi, Spencer Pao, Jack Lerch, Shane Curtis, Casey Polk, Jennifer Clevenger; in front: Kat Friberg, Kaitlyn Murphy, Darius Boles. Photo by Jennifer Clevenger
New Zealand is known for adventure and eco-tourism, said Lance Matheson, whose program combined visits to businesses, such as a winery, with outdoor activities, (including optional skydiving), and cultural excursions. Jill Stickel does a tandem jump with the instructor parachutist, who handles the parachute during the experience. Photo courtesy of Jill Stickel
At Cable Bay Winery, from left, back row: Jacob Troska, Madison Augustine, Katherine Hanks, Liza Brown, Jonathan Ryan; middle: Jill Skickel, Emilyne Danielson, Skylar Mouris, Emily Hall, Bridget Corradi; front: Christina Dominguez, Allison Bendert, Adam Kanode. Photo by Lance Matheson
The students enjoyed a visit to the movie set of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy movies. From left: Liza Brown, Maddie Augustine, Bridget Corradi. Photo by Lance Matheson
Students in this program led by Tom Deutsch to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Costa Pacifica cruise ship in the port of La Romana from Miles Clark (HTM ’15), of Carnival Corporation.
From left, back row: Miles Clark, Ali Littlejohn, Jake Abel, Dani Decanio, Meghan Poole, Madeline Montgomery, Brianna Cunningham; front row: Brianna Agee, Delaney Edwards, Julia Cavallaro, Lauren Schlenker, Kayla Roberts. Photo courtesy of Tom Deutsch
Different groups of Pamplin students spent part of winter break studying abroad in faculty-led programs focusing on resort management in the Dominican Republic and business and culture in Italy, New Zealand, and Spain.