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The Global Village


We are still in the process of identifying which houses will be part of the Global Village during the 2008-2009 academic year. We expect to have that information available on or about February 22, 2008. You will find a list of 2007-2008 houses below, which will give you a general idea of what the Global Village community is like. We will not activate the on-line application form until after February 22.


Location: Living/Learning Center B-Building and Low Column of A-Building

For UVM students interested in exploring other cultures, studying abroad, or pursuing lives and careers in an increasingly interconnected world, the Global Village may be just the place for you! Drawing on the resources of the Living/Learning Center and its dynamic network of student and faculty-led programs, the community of learners that make up the Global Village will be engaged in coursework, lectures, concerts, exhibits, faculty and peer mentoring, social connections with international students, group meals, and trips that:

What it Means to be a Global Village Citizen

In terms of organization, the Global Village will be comprised of individual “houses” of between ten and fifteen student residents, each with a particular national, regional, cultural, socio-political, and/or linguistic focus. The Global Village houses for 2008-2009 have not yet been confirmed, but here are the twelve Global Village houses for 2007-2008:

Students will apply to join a particular house and live together with other students in that house, arranged in suites of five to seven students. In addition to taking part in any courses that are required or recommended for these individual houses, first-time Global Village students will also enroll in AIS 095/096-The Global Village, a self-paced, one-credit course designed to help them get the most out of residence in the Global Village. Faculty, staff and students will work together closely throughout the year to develop a rich and varied offering of activities that will be of interest to students in all houses. To help keep track of their activities and explorations, students will be provided a Global Village Passport, with the goal of participating in an average of one cultural or educational activity each week of the semester. Examples might include:

How to Join the Global Village

Admission to the Global Village residential learning community will be by application. A Web-based application form is available on the Residential Learning Communities Website. The application deadline for upper-level (returning) students is Friday, March 7, 2008, and the application deadline for incoming first-year students will be Monday, June 30, 2008.

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