Global Engagement

Students in Global Engagement Community

What is the Global Engagement community?

The Global Engagement community is an active, hands-on learning and research environment that allows you to engage with diverse cultures, languages, histories, and lifeways across the world. Our paths of study lead to many options for real-world careers in such areas as migration and refugee studies, food studies, global health, world cinema, digital media, gender and economic development, and culture and aesthetics. We explore issues through an interdisciplinary curriculum, innovative language learning, and abundant opportunities outside the classroom.

Why should I choose to live in this community?

Whether you are interested in business, political science, global studies, journalism, language, linguistics, or any other area of study, the Global Engagement ARC will assist you in creating a complete academic, social, and cultural experience by helping you map out your future academic and career path. Enthusiasm and curiosity are the only requirements. Our community provides holistic advising and connections with faculty and staff around unique research opportunities. You can present your research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, you’ll receive help with planning your study abroad, applying for scholarships and internships. This community welcomes you. No matter what you hope to achieve, the Global Engagement ARC is a great place to begin the journey.

What courses will we take?

  • UGST 111: Global Engagement ARC Seminar (fall, winter, spring)
  • Language and/or area courses of your choice (fall, winter, spring) at your proficiency level


Residence Hall: Global Scholars Hall. Students living in this community will select roommates who are also in the community.

Please note that communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.

Students in Global Engagement Community

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Who is eligible and how do I apply?

All first-year students are eligible. 

  1. Register for University Housing and select the community you prefer in the "Community Preference" section.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questions on your housing application. The program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

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