The Global Community floor in Ruston Hall is open to American freshmen and international students interested in living in a unique living/learning environment. Residents learn more about the world through the exploration of cultures and global issues through a required one hour University 101 course and by interacting with one another on a daily basis. The Global Community Program is sponsored by the Center for International Programs in cooperation with Residence Life. A program assistant lives on the floor and several USI faculty members work closely with the program.
- Greater satisfaction overall with college experience
- Increased opportunity for gratifying social experiences
- High level of involvement and positive academic performance
- Greater opportunity to integrate new learning into everyday life
- Quicker adjustment to academic and social demands of USI life
Programs include country, culture and activity nights, along with international fun nights. Residents are given the chance to plan and organize a program of their choosing for everyone to enjoy. The majority of these programs are open to the entire USI community, although special community-building programs are offered exclusively to members of the floor. The floor also sponsors trips occasionally that allow students to bond, participate in fun and educational events, and see more of the Midwest.
The Global Community allows friendships to develop across all cultures along with respect and appreciation for the world at large, while celebrating our colorful diversity.
For more information, contact Nicole Vernon, Program Coordinator, in the Center for International Programs.