Global Education

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Global Programs - Preparing Global Citizens for the 21st Century

Douglass Residential College prepares women to succeed in a rapidly changing global environment.  Study abroad and international service learning opportunities augment the global learning that takes place right on campus. 

Student diversity encourages intercultural exchange and learning.  Douglass provides a small, welcoming community within the larger Rutgers University structure where international students can feel at home. 

Global Village - Live and Learn in a Unique Environment

The Global Village Living-Learning Communities are a series of theme-based "houses" focused on a specific culture, language or special topic.  This is a 1.5 credit course which meets once a week. 

In the Global Village, students: cultivate their inter-cultural understanding; participate in community-related programs and plenaries; and develop relationships with graduate student instructors, Rutgers' institutes and community members affiliated with the house. 

The 2016/2017 academic year will be an exciting one, and one that will bring several changes to the Global Village, including two new houses and the new Ludwig Global Learning Center.

2016-2017 Global Village Houses:

  • Africana House
  • Human Rights House
  • Leadership Education at Douglass (LEAD) House
  • Spanish House
  • Women, Gender and Business House
  • Women, Gender and Creativity House
  • Women, Gender and Global Education House
  • Women, Gender and Medicine House
  • Women, Gender and Public Health House

Group travel is a fundamental component of the Global Village experience.  Students who travel are able to expand and complicate their views, making them better able to navigate global complexities and contextualize topics such as human trafficking, globalization, immigration, and women's health.  A central goal of this group travel is international service learning, where Global Village students work on an important volunteer project for the overseas community they are visiting.


(Women in Creativity House: Peru, January 2016)