The Global Village

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The Global Village Living-Learning Communities are a series of houses focused on a specific culture, language or topic. As a member of the Global Village, you will connect with others who share your passions, cultivate your inter-cultural understanding, and develop relationships with graduate student instructors, Rutgers institutes and community members affiliated with your house. The goals of each house are supported by graduate student Learning Community Coordinators who specialize in the house topic and serve as mentors to students who live in the community.

The houses are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Transfer students are also eligible to apply. Applicants to the language houses must show proficiency in the house language (level 131 or above). All Global Village residents participate in a 1.5-credit house course each semester on the theme of their house, which is taught in-residence. Students also have the option to earn service-learning credit through the Global Village’s partnership with Rutgers' Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnership (CESEP).

NEW FOR 2014-2015: All Global Village houses will be open to DRC commuter students. As a Douglass student who will be commuting from her family home, you now have the opportunity to participate in the weekly house course and programs without having to live in residence. Every Global Village house course takes place on Mondays from 7:15 pm to 8:35 pm in the fall and spring semester, and eligible students must be available to take their respective house course during the entire academic year. All interested DRC commuter students can click here to complete our special application starting on January 19, 2014.

For more information about The Global Village, contact Ria DasGupta.

The Global Village consists of cultural, language and special theme houses. The communities are located in Jameson and Woodbury Residence Halls, and are open to all undergraduate women and Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Read more »
Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are student mentors who work in the Global Village communities, where they offer leadership guidance and develop programming and events related to the unique mission of their particular Global Village house. Read more »
Learning Community Coordinators are an integral part of each Global Village house. These graduate students enhance the undergraduate experience of their students by living in-residence and serving as teachers, mentors and leaders in the community. Read more »
The Global Village gives students many special opportunities, ranging from the ability to travel both internationally and within the country to doing meaningful community work while earning credit. Read more »