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Getting Involved

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


Amie Shipman

Graduate Assistant, Center for International Programs



Shelby Davis

Global Community Resident Assistant



Global Engagement Forums

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Carter Hall A

Learn what it's like to study or intern abroad in Fiji, Ghana, Costa Rica and Japan.

International Reception and Fashion Show

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Carter Hall

Global Engagement Forums

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Traditions Lounge, UCE

Learn what it's like to study or intern abroad in India and Ghana.

Vietnam Culture Night

7:30 p.m - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room

Global Engagement Forums

12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Carter Hall A

Learn what it's like to study or intern abroad in Costa Rica, Scotland and Ghana.

Study Abroad Information Session

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - UC 2202

International Extravaganza - Dance Around the World

10 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center

11/26/14 - 11/29/14
iClub Trip to Chicago

For more info vist www.usiiclub.com

Study Abroad Information Session

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - UC 2202

iClub End of Year Dinner

4:30pm - Location TBA

Celebrate the holiday season and the end of the semester! Dinner will be provided by iClub.

Brazil Culture Night

7:30 p.m - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room

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