The Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center is a community for International and American students who are passionate about cultural exchange and global experiences. Through partnership with INTO OSU and the College of Liberal Arts, the Global Village offers international-domestic roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and faculty workshops.

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The Global Village Mission

The Global Village provides residential learning opportunities and experiences that deepen students’ cultural competence and enhance their success in personal, academic and professional endeavors.

Benefits of the Global Village

INTL 408 Spring 2016 Class

Earn academic credit through INTL 408: Global Village Workshop:

  • Offered Fall 2016 for Global Village students 
  • Earn upper-division academic credit for OSU undergraduate degree (1 credit)
  • Learn about cultural values and differences, intersecting identities, and global topics

Connect with OSU faculty and staff from:

Receive key components of a study abroad experience:

  • Live and interact with peers from diverse cultures
  • Learn about other cultures and cultural values
  • Gain a global perspective in your field of study
  • Opportunity to engage in peer-lead language workshops
  • Learn about OSU-supported educated abroad programs

Features of the Global VillageInternational Living Learning Center, home of the Global Village

  • Located on the 5th floor of the International Living-Learning Center
  • International-domestic roommate pairs
  • Globally-focused hall programs and workshops Culture-based learning themes
    • Exploring Identity
    • Understanding Cultural Values
    • Navigating Cultural Differences

Leadership in the Global Village

Peer Leadership Team: A group of Global Village members that works with the Global Village advisor and fellow members to develop programming, create a welcoming environment, provide feedback and recruit members. The group has assisted in coordinating events like:

  • Lunar New Year Celebration2015-2016 Global Village Peer Leadership Team Members
  • Global Potlucks
  • Faculty Dinner Workshops with College of Liberal Arts faculty Tristen Shay and Sebastian Heiduschke
  • Study Breaks in partnership with the  ILLC Academic Learning Assistant
  • Newport, Oregon Coast Trip

INTO OSU Staff Advisor: INTO OSU’s Residential Experience Coordinator oversees the Global Village program, advises the Peer Leadership Team, develops curriculum and plans activities.

OSU Staff and Faculty: Faculty and professors from the College of Liberal Arts coordinate cultural workshops for members of the Global Village and ILLC residents.

Expectations of Global Village Members

Faculty Dinner Workshop

  • Attend and participate in Global Village programs and International OSU events
  • Enroll in INTL 408: Global Village Workshop if scheduling allows
  • Respect cultural difference and value the experience of fellow Global Village members
  • Be open-minded and willing to learn from others’ perspective