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.

What can you expect from your experience in the Global Understanding community?

  • Meet fellow students who are curious about the international community and passionate about understanding global issues.
  • Work closely with a faculty member and academic advisor throughout the year.
  • Participate in activities and service projects planned just for you. In recent years, the Global Understanding community has broken into small groups and volunteered regularly with Habitat for Humanity, Lifeworks and the Run for the Waters.
  • Reflect on global issues and expand your knowledge of the international community.

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. At the end of the year, present a community service project that highlights your experience working with the community.

How do I apply?

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