What is the Global Village?global village logo

The Global Village is a globally themed living and learning community. The Global Village welcomes students interested in learning about other cultures through in-depth cultural interaction and community development. The Global Village includes the Intercultural Floor, El Rincón Hispánico, Haus Wanderlust, Le Village Francophone, and the Chinese Village.

Beginning Fall 2016, the Global Village residences will be located in Tussey Hall. The residents will share a newly renovated Global Commons dedicated to the interests and mission of the Global Village. The Global Commons will be located between Tussey and Terrace Halls and will feature a central large area for big group activities and presentations and smaller areas for studying, small group meetings, and film viewing. Technology updates may include satellite reception to receive television channels from around the world in various languages. The large shared kitchen will provide space for cooking and for storing plates, pots, silverware, etc. to be used by the residents. The Global Commons will feature a dining area for residents to share meals in large or small groups. There are plans for a recreational area with ping pong and foosball tables and board games that are internationally themed.

Aside from the obvious benefits of being a member of a living and learning community with a common curricular element, you will have:

  • Global Village Budget – Used for special activities, cultural events, dinners, cultural excursions, and community events.
  • Community – Each space will have a Programming Coordinator who promotes activities and fosters a greater sense of community in the residence.

All are welcome to participate! There is no specific POE required for admittance into our community. Simply bring an open mind and willingness to learn as well as a desire to share your own culture. This is great for students who want to develop intercultural communication skills, enhance their language learning, or just want to have a fun time living and learning about our diverse world. The Global Village is “Co-ed scattered” meaning both men and women can live together.

Global Village Residences

The Intercultural Floor

Part of the Global Village initiative on campus, the Intercultural Floor offers students an opportunity to participate in a distinct globally-themed living and learning community in TNT. Students from various backgrounds and fields of study are encouraged to apply to live on the Intercultural Floor to bring diverse perspectives to exploring the challenges and opportunities of living in the global community. As members of a living and learning residence, students will explore what it means to be part of an intercultural community through intentional interaction and community development around global and intercultural themes. The Intercultural Floor is seen as the primary starting point for underclassmen to get involved and start their global learning transformation. (Get Application Here)

El Rincón Hispánico

Part of the Global Village initiative on campus,  El Rincón Hispánico strives to unite the Spanish language and the cultures surrounding it in a living experience. Residents come home to speak and hear Spanish. The Global Commons and a shared living area in the residence hall will give residents the chance to chat casually in Spanish. Daily interaction, periodic meetings, and a range of planned cultural activities (including meals prepared and shared weekly) enable students to explore their common interest in the culturally diverse Spanish-speaking world, and provide a place for residents to exchange stories about their personal experiences in Latin America or Spain. El Rincón Hispánico welcomes native speakers, non-native students who have lived, traveled or studied abroad and any student interested in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures.  (Get Application Here)

Haus Wanderlust

Part of the Global Village initiative on campus, Haus Wanderlust strives to unite the German language and the cultures surrounding it in a living experience. Residents come home to speak and hear German. The Global Commons and a shared living area in the residence hall will give residents the chance to chat casually in German. Daily interaction, periodic meetings, and a range of planned cultural activities (including house meals prepared and shared twice a month by residents) enable students to explore their common interest in the culturally diverse German-speaking world and provide a place for residents to exchange stories about their personal experiences in German-speaking countries. Haus Wanderlust welcomes native speakers, non-native students who have lived, traveled or studied abroad, and any student interested in German language and culture.  (Get Application Here)

Le Village Francophone

Part of the Global Village initiative on campus, Le Village Francophone strives to unite the French language and the cultures surrounding it in a living experience. Residents come home to speak and hear French. The Global Commons and a shared living area in the residence hall will give residents the chance to chat casually in French. Daily interaction, periodic meetings, and a range of planned cultural activities (including house meals prepared and shared twice a month by residents) enable students to explore their common interest in the culturally diverse francophone world and provide a place for residents to exchange stories about their personal experiences in francophone countries. Le Village Francophone welcomes native speakers, non-native students who have lived, traveled or studied abroad, and any student interested in French language and culture. (Get Application Here)

The Chinese Village [华村]

Part of the Global Village initiative on campus, the Chinese Village [华村] strives to unite the Chinese language and the cultures surrounding it in a living experience. The Global Commons and a shared living area in the residence hall will provide opportunities for daily interaction, periodic meetings, and a range of planned cultural activities (including house meals prepared and shared twice a month by residents) enable students to explore their common interest in the chinese culture and provide a place for residents to exchange stories about their personal experiences in China. The Chinese Village [华村] welcomes native speakers; non-native students who have lived, traveled extensively, or studied abroad; and students who are enrolled in a Chinese course.  (Get Application Here)

The Coordinators

Each of the Global Villages will have a coordinator. If you are interested in being a coordinator, fill out the Coordinator application at the same time that you fill out your application for one of the Global Village Residence. (Get the application here.)

Get an International Roommate

Are you a student who wants an international roommate but not as part of the Global Village?  (Get the application here.)