Global Village Learning Community
Global | Involving the entire world
Village | A community of people smaller than a town
The Global Village Learning Community consist of international and American students, all majors and all have a sincere interest in meeting and learning about people from other countries and cultures. Residents are paired with students of different cultural backgrounds and share a living space. This unique and dynamic community is fueled by cross-cultural conversation, fun times, friendship and moments of discovery.
Residential Requirement | Students who are members of the Global Village Learning Community are not required to live within the community in order to be a member but it is an added benefit. If a member chooses to live within the community, they must choose a roommate who is also a member of the community.
About the Community | Global Village students live in a diverse population in Kohl Hall along with other highly ambitious and motivated students who are members of other learning communities. Students work, live and hang out together to ease the transition to college life, while also helping the community.
Kohl Hall | This hall is centrally located and steps away from the Bowen-Thompson Student Union and the Jerome Library. Kohl Hall is a Traditional residence hall with a modern design and houses classrooms and faculty/staff offices. Amenities include an art studio, music room, study area, computer lab, laundry on each floor and a full community kitchen.
Each community has a set of residence hall rooms specifically designated for them. To sign up for one of these rooms, you must apply, and be accepted into the community, prior to April 25, 2018. To ensure your chance to live in the community, please complete the following steps:
||Complete your housing application|
|Step 2||Apply here and login with your BGSU username and password|
|Step 3||Click on Add a New Community Enrollment Request and choose your desired community and academic year/term|
|Please Note||Students can only apply for two communities on there own. If you want to apply to more than two communities, please contact the additional communities you are interested in so they can apply for you. If you have applied for two and change your mind, go into the system and withdraw yourself from the one(s) you are no longer interested in. This will open up a space for you again.
After you have submitted your request to join a community, you will receive an email from the community director approving your request. When it’s time for you to select your room in the next phase, you will be able to view and select rooms within the designated community space in the community’s residence hall. For example, if you choose to join the Chapman Learning Community, you will select a room in Kohl hall.
The Global Village community is founded on the ideal of respect, and appreciation for the unique and diverse perspectives held by its residents. With opportunities to share culture, to express new ideas, and develop long-lasting friendships, the Global Village is truly a unique and special community.
- Learn through intentional and organic interaction
- Respect Cultural differences. Embrace them through questions and smiles
- Listen to your friends earnestly
- Have fun
- Always lend a helping hand
- Network with the BGSU and Bowling Green communities
- Be active
- Create experiences
Countries that have been represented in Global Village
- Dominican Republic
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia