Global Connections Living Learning Community
The Global Connections Living Learning Community (LLC) is home to both first-year and upper-class students, as well as a diverse mixture of both domestic and international students. Students select Global Connections because of their shared interests in travel, studying languages, and exploring other cultures. Global Connections is a tight-knit, dynamic living learning community where students build strong bonds with one another.
In Global Connections, students will experience:
- an inclusive community that emphasizes building personal relationships with students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
- an engaged and open atmosphere where students will explore current global topics and various cultures, perspectives, and traditions.
- a living environment with a focus on diverse cultural understanding and intercultural communication.
- membership within the Community Leadership Team, where students can develop leadership skills, become involved in planning hall activities, get connected with one another, and collaborate with diverse students.
Students will also have the opportunity to plan and participate in numerous cultural programs throughout the year. Past programs have included:
- International Thanksgiving: share a dish with friends from all over the world
- International festivals: learn about the history, traditions, and food of such holidays as Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival
- Collaborative programs with campus partners, such as the Center for American and World Cultures, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Study Abroad, and International Student and Scholar Services
- Group tickets to campus events, such as Fusion (traditional, hip-hop, and singing performances representing the diversity of Asian cultures), Global Rhythms (world music festival), and Diwali (dance performance celebrating the Hindu festival of lights)
- Off-campus excursions to locations such as Butterfield Farms (pumpkin patch and corn maze), Jungle Jim’s (international market), Cincinnati Art Museum, and Newport Aquarium
IDS 151: Diversity Seminar. This course is designed to enable students to take part in discussions involving difference, including those stemming from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, class, and region. Seminar helps create an environment where students learn to engage the differences found on campus and in the world into which students graduate.