Global Village


The Global Village is a Living-Learning Community that seeks to develop language skills, intercultural appreciation, global awareness and a sense of community among students at Douglass Residential College. 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. And 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 – and grad school application!


The houses are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Transfer and commuter 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. Applications for Global Village housing open at the beginning of every Spring semster 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 or 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. These trips are fully funded through the generous donation of a Douglass Alum. To take advantage of these experiences, participating students are responsible for securing the appropriate travel documents by Oct 1 in the fall semester.


Learn more about opportunities with:

Global Village Frequently Asked Questions

Global Village House Themes

Global Village Service Learning


Applications close on February 15 at 12:00 pm

Residential Student Application

Commuter Student Application


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