Global Village Living-Learning Community

Global Village

Global Village Pathway Student Application

The Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center is a community for International and American students who are passionate about cultural exchange and global experiences. Through partnership with INTO OSU and the College of Liberal Arts, the Global Village offers international-domestic roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and faculty workshops, and hands-on service learning experiences. 

The Global Village Mission

The Global Village provides residential learning opportunities and experiences that deepen students’ cultural competence and enhance their success in personal, academic and professional endeavors. 

Global Village studentsBenefits of the Global Village

Receive academic credit:

  • Participation in the Global Village counts toward INTL 408 Global Experiences Workshop

Connect with OSU faculty and staff from:

  • The College of Liberal Arts
  • World Languages and Cultures
  • INTO OSU English Language Program

Receive key components of a study abroad experience:

  • Live and interact with peers from diverse cultures
  • Learn about other cultures and cultural values
  • Gain a global perspective in your field of study

Global Village building (ILLC)Features of the Global Village

  • Located on the 5th floor of the International Living-Learning Center
  • International-domestic roommate pairs
  • Globally-focused hall programs and workshops
  • Hands-on service learning projects
  • Culture-based learning themes
    • Exploring Identity
    • Understanding Cultural Values
    • Navigating Cultural Differences

Leadership in the Global Village

Peer Leadership Team: A group of Global Village members that works with the Global Village advisor and fellow members to develop programming, create a welcoming environment, provide feedback and recruit members.

INTO OSU Staff Advisor: INTO OSU’s Residential Experience Coordinator oversees the Global Village program, advises the Peer Leader Team, develops curriculum and plans activities.

OSU Staff and Faculty: Faculty and professors from the College of Liberal Arts coordinate cultural workshops for members of the Global Village and ILLC residents. The ILLC Resident Director and 5th Floor Resident Assistant serve as a resource for the Global Village community.

Global Village studentsExpectations of Global Village Members

  • Attend and participate in Global Village programs and International OSU events
  • Complete reflections and writing assignments in the Global Village Passport
  • Respect cultural difference and value the experience of fellow Global Village members
  • Be open-minded and willing to learn from others’ perspective


Applying for the Global Village

Domestic OSU Students

INTO OSU Pathway Students

  1. Get admitted to OSU
  2. Complete the UHDS housing application
  3. Sign your housing contract
  4. During room selection, choose a double room
    with an international roommate in the Global
    Village (ILLC rooms 562-597)
  5. Email GlobalVillage@oregonstate.edu:
    1. Send your name, major, hometown, age and
      travel experiences
    2. Tell us why you’re interested in being a
      member of the Gobal Village
  1. Confirm admission to the Pathway program and
    housing reservation
  2. Pay program and housing deposit
  3. Indicate that you are interested in the Global
    Village on your INTO OSU application or send an
    email to GlobalVillage@oregonstate.edu
  4. Complete the INTO OSU Global Village application
    form (found below) and send it via email to GlobalVillage@oregonstate.edu


Global Village Pathway Student Application

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