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Global Villa Learning Community
The Global Villa welcomes students of all backgrounds who are interested in other cultures - their histories, languages, traditions, and their role in international affairs.
The Global Villa welcomes first year and second year returning students of all backgrounds who are interested in other cultures - their histories, languages, traditions, and their role in international affairs. It is a learning community that fosters cross-cultural understanding and service to others as part of the Jesuit tradition.
The Global Villa is ideal for international students, those majoring or minoring in a language and/or International Studies. Students preparing for study abroad or returning from it will also benefit from this learning community.
Residents may opt to live in Language Clusters within the building (such as French, German, or Spanish), enabling them to live in community with others who have a shared language interest.
Faculty from the Modern and Classical Language Department along with other staff on campus assist the community in its academic and social transition.
Examples of Community Experiences and Service Involvement:
Global Villa First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
Mahnaz Afkhami, an Iranian-American Human rights activist once said: "We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives." The Global Villa first-year interest group helps students to answer the question: "what does it mean to live in a global society?" by exploring human differences on a global scale, human rights, and critical international issues. If you are interested in studying abroad, meeting and working with students from around the globe, and learning about other cultures, Global Villa is the place for you!