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Global Community Program


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.


Benefits of Living Learning Communities

  • 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

The Program

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, Center for International Programs
812/465-1248
nmvernon@usi.edu

 

Amie Shipman

Graduate Assistant, Center for International Programs

812/465-5093

anshipman@usi.edu


Shelby Davis

Global Community Resident Assistant

sldavis6@eagles.usi.edu


Calendar


1/6/2015 - 1/10/2015
International Orientation Begins


1/13/2015
Nepal Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/16/2015
First International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/22/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


1/27/2015
United Kingdom Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/3/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/6/2015
Second International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/10/2015
Saudi Arabia Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/13/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


2/18/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/20/2015
International Food Expo

10:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m. Carter Hall

$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the CIP Office.


2/24/2015
Mexico Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/26/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/4/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


3/6/2015
Third International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/9/2015 - 3/13/2015
iClub Spring Break Trip to Florida

Estimated Cost: Members $290, Non-members $340.

Sign up by 2/9/2015 in the CIP Office.


3/16/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/17/2015
Japan Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/24/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


4/02/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/06/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/17/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/20/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205



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