Global Community

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Learning . . . Living . . . Exploring

Are you interested in cultures, here and abroad?  In foreign languages and travel?  Do you keep up with current events across the globe?  Do you want to think about how cultures and countries interact and communicate with one another?  How the U.S. fits within the contemporary world?  Does cultivating a global perspective appeal to you?  Students in Global Community will:

  • Take a specially-designed section of the humanities Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) with other students in their residence hall, focusing on the question "Who Am I" as a global citizen
  • Participate in a one-credit workshop style class, called Villanova Experience (VEXP), that will meet weekly in the residence hall and allow students to:
    • Learn about other cultures, ethnic groups, and nations
    • Discuss current international events
    • Identify and explore stereotypes
    • Connect your Villanova Experience with the experience of others...both in the U.S. and around the world
  • Live together in Katharine Hall on the south campus
  • Enjoy a more enriched academic and co-curricular experience because of student and faculty interactions in and out of the classroom, creating a stronger community for first-year students

Being in Global Community means ...

Professors who are committed to learning in and out of class

Dynamic weekly conversations with your classmates about issues that matter

Community within your hall ... strong friendships that last a lifetime

Connections to faculty, administrators, Junior or Senior students, campus life, and your own classmates

Explore the growing cultural and economic interdependence of the world

Envision yourself discussing issues of diversity and multiculturalism

Learn more about inter-group dialogue and communication

Imagine yourself learning another language and studying abroad during your college years

About the Community

Students selected will be enrolled in designated sections of ACS and of VEXP that correspond to their Learning Community theme, along with the appropriate housing assignment.  Learning Communities are open to all first-year students in all colleges.  The one-credit VEXP class is an addition to the normal course load, and runs from the beginning of Fall semester until Spring Break.  It is designed not to interfere with other academic requirements.