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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

International Programs Program Coordinator


Amie Shipman

Graduate Assistant, Center for International Programs



Lance Grubb

Global Community Resident Assistant



08/19/14 - 08/24/14
Fall Int. Orientation

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Welcome Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus

Join iClub in welcoming new students to USI while enjoying a free picnic dinner and outdoor games!

Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m - 10 a.m - UC 2202

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.

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

First iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Come and find out what International Club is all about by meeting the officers and other students from around the world!

Study Abroad Information Session

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - UC 2202

Study Abroad Information Session

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - UC 2202

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Study Abroad Infomation Session

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - UC 2202

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