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. The Global Village offers students of all majors the opportunity for international-domestic and international-international roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and much more.

Why consider living in a Global Village special interest community?

Our world is increasingly becoming a global village, or rather, a world connected by electronics and technology. In addition, our world is also experiencing globalization, which is interaction and integration among people, companies and governments of many nations.

Globalization offers the potential to enrich the world culturally and creates an environment where elements of different cultures spread from one society or social group to another, often creating positive social change on issues including human rights, democracy, and even world health matters.

Global competency is an important skill set that is applicable to all academic disciplines. The Global Village welcomes students from all majors.

Living in the Global Village can help prepare you for a more globalized world by:
  • Enhancing Global Knowledge, which can include learning a language, exploring global and cultural issues from multiple perspectives, exploring historical, cultural, and other underlying influences, and considering economic, environmental, societal, cultural, and other contextual global complexities.
  • Developing Global Skills, which help with participating in interactions with others who are culturally different than you.
  • Cultivating Global Attitudes, which includes developing an appreciation for differences, learning to view experiences through different perspectives, and respecting and protecting human dignity.
Basics of the Global Village
  • Located in the International Living-Learning Center (ILLC) on the south side of campus, adjacent to the Arnold Dining Center and near Reser Stadium
  • The ILLC includes lounge spaces and kitchens on every floor, and the Cascadia Market & Café on the ground floor
  • Open to all students, regardless of major 
  • Students with a major focused on international studies are strongly encouraged to live in this community

Room Types


Eligibility: All Oregon State students are eligible to live in the ILLC.

Room types: All rooms in the ILLC have attached bathrooms. Several different bedroom types are available.