Global Understanding

Maybe you have a passion for foreign policy. Maybe you dream of studying abroad.

If you're interested in learning more about the world around you, then the Global Understanding community is right for you. Throughout the year, you'll explore global issues and evaluate the challenges confronting global communities.

Just the Facts
Location: 1st Floor, South Side Teresa Hall
Capacity: Up to 22 students
Faculty Member: Patricia Perry, Associate Professor of History
Linked Courses: Fall: Global Issues (GLST 1322) & Spring: Service in Global Studies (GLST 2149)
Signature Events: Monthly community dinners featuring cuisine from around the world, group service projects
Founded: 2007

What is expected of you as a member of the Global Understanding community?

  • Live with community members in Teresa Hall.
  • Take a three-hour service-learning course during the fall semester, and a one-hour service course in the spring semester.
  • Participate in monthly community dinners and activities.
  • Engage in 15 hours of community service each semester that address real community needs.

How do I apply?
Fill out the Living Learning Community page of your online housing application--we look forward to hearing from you!