Courses and Events

Students living in the Global Village are required to take RESC 2000G, an arranged event/service based class that is held in both fall and spring semesters. The class requires students to participate in a set number of university and community events/service activities relevant to the mission of the Global Village.

  • Recent GV events/activities have included:
  • Cultural visits to the Islamic Cultural Center in Dearborn, MI,
  • "The Empty Bowls" project, a hunger awareness and fund-raising initiative for local and global hunger organizations and
  • An exploration of art at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Global Village residents play an active role in the selection and implementation of many GV events/community service activities. In fact, with the help of Dr. Otiso, the Graduate Assistant's, Resident Advisor's, and Global Village Council, we hope to do things that you WANT to do. So Get Involved!

In addition, students will also choose a second academic class applicable to University requirements, such as Introduction to International Studies (INST 2000) or World Regional Geography (GEOG 1210 or GEOG 1220) Other classes offered in the Global Village residence include ENG 1000 (ESL), (required writing class) and INST 2100 (International Communication).

As members of the Global Village, students will have the opportunity to participate in “Cups of Culture,” a cultural conversation series focused on recent issues facing the global community. As part of the global experience, residents will be able to give back to the community by working with the Invisible Children, soup kitchens, and literacy programs. In the Spring, the Global Village takes a signature weekend excursion to either Chicago, New York City, or Washington, D.C. These trips blend the American, metropolitan experience with cultural enclaves found in these cities. The Global Village residents are really looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival as we make our way to Washington D.C. for the Spring 2011 trip.