Global Village House Themes

Global Activism at Home and Abroad

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 

The Global Village is a supportive, enriching, and dynamic living-learning environment that cultivates creative and innovative approaches to traditional and emerging fields of education and research. With an overarching theme of women and globalization, the Global Village fosters a support through a close-knit network of friends, instructors, and staff, and empowers Douglass students to become leaders in their own right in the classroom, in the community, and beyond. Additionally, students may apply to be a Global Ambassador, a student leader who represents her house to the Global Village community.

La Casa 

Explore the Spanish-speaking world through the study of culture of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, as well as the U.S. Latinx world. Engage with the rich cultural diversity of Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Equatorial Guinea, and learn how populations from distinct countries and cultures became portrayed as a single group. With an emphasis on the representations of women’s identity in traditionally Spanish speaking contexts, the majority of the house material and activities is conducted in Spanish.


Delve into a variety of practices of medicine designed by and form women and girls in a global context. Explore the field of medicine, the role women have played in research, and barriers to women in medicine careers. Learn about practical elements of a career in medicine, and engage with guest speakers from local, national, and regional organizations.

Human Rights

Engage with the effects of social and historical oppression on diverse and disempowered populations at home and around the world. Develop hands on experience through community service, and put theory into action by sharing what you learn with the University community through project based learning. Leverage critical thinking skills to explore your own ideas of human rights, privilege, and identity to address inequality and discrimination on a national and global scale.


Cultivate your own creative spirit through hands on engagement with different art forms. You might learn to paint or try your hand at poetry. You will listen to music, watch films, observe dances, visit museums, and explore women in art as change agents around the world. In the spring semester, help curate an exhibition of students’ work from the course.

Public Health

Explore the public health challenges as a women’s issue in New Brunswick and around the world. Assess local public health initiatives and network with experts in the field. You might have the opportunity to participate in Rutgers’ new University wide Global Health initiative. Evaluate what works, and make recommendations for improving the lives of women both locally and globally.

Africana Cultural Experience

Engage with Africana Studies and the African Diaspora in New Brunswick and beyond. Learn about the contemporary issues facing members of the African Diaspora in North America and explore Black feminist thought through cultural manifestations of identity politics. Enhance your academics with local and regional travel opportunities, special events, and local and global activism.

Greenhouse: Environmental Sustainability  

This house focuses on the importance of developing and implementing sustainable environmental practices that influence behavior, education, environmental access, bio-terrorism and more. This house is centered on nutrition, both physical and renewable resources and the urgency for answers to climate change. 


Apply now! To enroll, please complete the Rutgers Housing application and the supplemental Douglass LLC application. The commuter application is also open.