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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
812/465-1248
nmvernon@usi.edu

 

Amie Shipman

Graduate Assistant, Center for International Programs

812/465-5093

anshipman@eagles.usi.edu


Lance Grubb

Global Community Resident Assistant

lmgrubb@eagles.usi.edu


Calendar

09/25/14
Study Abroad Information Session

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


09/23/14
Spain Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


09/25/14
Study Abroad Infomation Session

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


10/03/14
Study Abroad Infomation Session

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. - UC 2202


10/03/14
iClub Murder Mystery Dinner

7:00 p.m - Carter Hall

For more info vist www.usiiclub.com


10/06/14
Study Abroad Infomation Session

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


10/10/14
International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m - Ruston Hall

For more info vist www.usiiclub.com


10/11/14 -10/13/14
iClub Fall Break Trip

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Spend the start of you Fall Break exploring the Great Smokey Mountains with iClub! Sign up by 10/08/14 in the CIP office.


10/14/14
Study Abroad Infomation Session

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


10/06/14
Mexico Culture Night

7:30 p.m - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


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