Global Village FAQs

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 supportive networks through friends, fellow students, instructors, and staff. Global Village 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.

What houses are offered in Global Village?

Global Village has different living and learning communities based on particular areas of interest. For the 2018-2019 academic year, we are offering nine different choices for houses. These houses include:

  1. Africana House
  2. Medicine House
  3. Public Health House
  4. La Casa Hispánica
  5. Human Rights House
  6. Sexualities House
  7. Business and Entrepreneurship House
  8. Creativity House
  9. Public Policy House


What do I have to do once a member of Global Village?

All members are required to take a 1.5 credit class in both the fall and spring semester that is based on the house that you are a member of. All members are also required to attend plenary sessions.  


How long are you a member of Global Village?

When you are accepted to be a member of Global Village you will be a member through the fall and spring semester of 2018-2019. If you are already a member and wish to continue membership the following year, you will have to reapply.


Where is Global Village located?

Global Village is located on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Our offices are located in the Douglas Project Building right behind the Writing Center. The housing locations of Global Village range from Woodbury to the Jameson dorms. Most of our plenary’s and events are held in the Kathleen W Ludwig Global Village Learning Center.


Who can be a part of the Global Village?

In order to be a member of Global Village you have to be a member of Douglas Residential College (DRC). If you are not a member of DRC and you are an undergraduate woman who has 3 or more semesters remaining at Rutgers you can apply for membership.


Why become a part of Global Village?

Being a member of the Global Village family offers a number of advantages. You get to surround yourself with people who have similar interests to you. You will be able to enhance your worldly views through our plenary sessions held throughout the year that embody the essence of DRC. You get to enjoy local excursions to museums, restaurants, and other locations that assimilate with the house you belong to. If your house is selected, you get to study abroad during the winter break in a foreign country for free. This year the Public Health House traveled to the Dominican Republic.


I’m a commuter, can I still be a part of Global Village?

Yes, you can still be a member of Global Village if you are a commuter. We currently have several commuters that are a part of the Global Village family.


How do I become a part of Global Village?

To become a member of Global Village you have to fill out 2 applications for membership. This year we are working closely with Rutgers Housing Assignment’s office in the application process. First, you will apply via the application on the website. There, you will indicate if you would like to be a member of Global Village through the Rutgers Housing application. You will then be complete the DRC Living Learning Community application to indicate which specific Global Village community you want to be considered for. If you are having trouble accessing the application, you can click the links below.


Are you ready to apply for the 2018-19 academic year?

To apply as a residential student:

Step 1:
Apply for your selection number! You cannot receive an offer for a space without it!
Application available: January 15, 2018-January 23, 2018

Step 2:
Complete the DRC Global Village / Bunting-Cobb / Honors Application via the Rutgers Housing Website:
Application available: January 15, 2018-January 23, 2018

Step 3:
Complete the DRC Supplemental Application

Failure to complete all 3 steps will prevent your application from being considered.


To apply as a commuter:
DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Acceptances will be sent by January 30, 2018

If you have any questions or concerns with the process, please contact:
Michael A. Cummings III

Global Village Program Coordinator