The Global Village is a fun and thought-provoking Living-Learning Community centered on women’s issue at home and abroad. There are about ten houses each year with themes ranging from Global Cuisine to Public Health. This one of a kind community raises global awareness and builds a sense of community among Douglass students. A few highlights include local and regional travel as a well as winter term service learning abroad for select houses. This unique residential environment combines curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student’s overall college experience.
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 Rutgers institutes and community members affiliated with your house. You don't have to major in the house theme; in fact, a great way to become a well-rounded student is to join a house that’s different from your major. Global Village students come from all majors and backgrounds, and this kind of experience looks great on a resume or a graduate school application!
All Global Village residents participate in a 1.5-credit house course each semester on the theme of their house. Applications for Global Village housing open at the beginning of every Spring semester for the next academic year. The 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. Please note that there is a $60 course fee per semester that is used to cover student trips and other house expenses.
Each year, one to two Global Village houses have the opportunity to travel abroad during winter break to further explore issues related to the house mission and engage in sustainable service learning. House trips have allowed Global Village students to visit South Africa, Romania, Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic amongst other locations. These trips are fully funded through the generous donation of Douglass alumnae. To take advantage of these experiences, participating students are responsible for securing the appropriate travel documents by Oct 1 in the fall semester.
Enroll in the Global Village
Are you a first year/transfer student?
Step 1: Click here to apply to the Global Village via the Rutgers Housing application
Step 2: Click here to complete supplemental application for Global Village, Bunting Cobb and DRC Honors Community
Are you a continuing student?
For continuing students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors):
Applications are closed for continuing students (sophomores, juniors and seniors, previously enrolled with Rutgers University).
If you are a continuing student and are interested in applying for the Global Village please find the contact details below:
Global Village Director