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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 Office of International Program and Services in cooperation with the Office of 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

International Programs Program Coordinator
812/465-1248
nmvernon@usi.edu

 

Amie Shipman

Graduate Assistant, International Programs & Services

812/465-5093

anshipman@eagles.usi.edu


Lance Grubb

Global Community Resident Assistant

lmgrubb@eagles.usi.edu


Calendar

02/25/14
Brazilian Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


03/07/14
iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall/


03/10/14
iClub Spring Break

Orlando and Cocoa Beach, FL


03/18/14
South Korean Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/01/14
Panama Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/04/14
iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/11/14
iClub Semi-Formal

Time and Location TBA


04/12/14
Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - UC East 2217

You will learn about available programs, costs, and other important details involved in planning your study abroad experience. USI offers over 100 opportunities to study in another country for a summer, a semester, or a year.


04/15/14
New Zealand Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/25/14
iClub Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus


04/29/14
The Netherlands Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


05/01/14
International Reception

3:30 p.m. - Carter Hall


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