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Indiana University Bloomington

Mission

Global LLCThe mission of the Global Living-Learning Community is to provide an enhanced educational experience for Indiana University students with a common interest in global affairs—whatever their career path. Students will live together attending classes, networking, and exploring the world with its interconnections and opportunities.

The Global LLC seeks to cultivate an environment where students inspire each other, receiving support by programming that helps define career goals, identifies campus resources and opportunities, provides academic direction, and prepares students both for their study at Indiana University and for their future success in the world. The Global LLC integrates undergraduate living with formal and informal residential learning for motivated undergraduates with international interests regardless of academic discipline or major. The GV is multinational, multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary.

Residents are selected on the basis of academic background, intellectual curiosity, international interests, experiences, aspirations, and commitment to being a contributor to this community. Residents are actively involved in the GLLC’s governance; in shaping its curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities; and in managing its day-to-day activities. There are numerous opportunities to develop and showcase leadership skills within this very diverse community.

In addition to the required Q-course (GLLC-Q 199) which introduces residents to the GLLC and global affairs, a variety of optional courses are also offered to students, including: core courses in foreign languages and cultures, international studies, study abroad and other related area courses sponsored by the Global LLC. The GLLC sponsors for-credit seminars with small class sizes on international topics and offers abundant opportunities for formal language instruction and informal language practice. Informal chats, film and video series, international guests, special interest groups, workshops, meals, and many other activities all contribute to the GLLC’s atmosphere. By engaging its residents in international living, the GLLC offers a supportive environment for international students pursuing their degrees at IU Bloomington, as well as for students planning for or returning from study abroad. Additionally, faculty, graduate students, and staff with international interests and expertise are involved in the GLLC by teaching courses, providing academic and social support, and interacting informally with residents.

Like all of IU’s living-learning centers and learning communities, the Global LLC personalizes this large university, breaks down walls between living and learning, and promotes intellectual growth through student engagement in learning. Residents of the Global LLC shape their community and become better prepared for life in the globalized world of the 21st century.