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Global Learning Living Community

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Global Learning Living Community

The Global Learning Living Community (GLLC) welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds, including those from different parts of the U.S. and the globe.  Located in Caldwell Apartments, members of the GLLC have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of relationship-building and intercultural activities.  These programs are designed to celebrate the uniqueness of each student, focusing on one another's international and intercultural interests and diverse identities.  The GLLC is an inclusive environment that challenges its members to broaden their perspectives.

GLLC Learning Goals 

  • develop intercultural competence and sensitivity among residents;
  • educate residents for global citizenship; and
  • help residents develop relationships with friends from different cultural backgrounds.

Interested in learning more about the GLLC? Questions can be emailed to


Members of the GLLC agree to:

  • Serve as a student leader for internationalization and intercultural dialogue on campus. This may be done by leading programming in the GLLC and/or leadership in other intercultural opportunities on campus.
  • Attend the fall off-campus retreat in September, and another off-campus retreat in late January/early February.  (Note: Given the COVID pandemic, we will be following University guidance on programming)
  • Actively participate in GLLC programming and events, attending at least two programs each semester - in addition to orientation and welcome day. 

Application Instructions

The GLLC is part of the Housing Application process through the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Students interested in applying for the GLLC should apply at 

THE APPLICATION FOR THE GLLC IS February 15, 2021 and closes February 19, 2021.  
  • Students can apply as individuals or in groups of 2 or 4.  Groups of 3 will not be accepted.
  • Individual applicants should create a group for themselves in the GLLC application. 
  • Groups of 2 or 4 should have a group leader, who shares the group's name and password with the other applicants

Applications instructions can be found here:
Applying as an Individual or Group Leader
Applying as a Group Member joining a group of 2 or 4



As part of the eligibility requirements, ALL students applying for the GLLC MUST have earned at least 8 PATH credits to qualify for the community. 

In addition, this housing opportunity is open to:

1. U.S. and international sophomores*, juniors and seniors;
2. conditionally admitted undergraduates and IEP only, ages 20-25; and
3. exchange and visiting international students, ages 20-25.

Students may apply as a single individual or as a group of two or four students. Sophomores*, juniors and seniors may apply for the GLLC. All members must be and remain in good university academic and disciplinary standing.

Students studying abroad in the first semester who are interested in living in the GLLC for the second semester may apply for the second semester by emailing These requests must be in writing. 

For additionally questions about the housing application process please contact Housing and Residence Life at

*Caldwell Street Apartments is for juniors and seniors only, with the exception of sophomores living in the GLLC. 


Mini Course

The Global Competence Certificate is offered by AFS International. It will be facilitated by Dr. Ramón J. Stern, Assistant Director of Campus Engagement at the Center for International Programs, and runs from September 16 through November 18, 2021. The course will enable students to learn intercultural skills both through online modules and facilitated dialogues. Space is limited. To register or ask questions, email  
A more detailed info sheet is available here. 


Center for International Programs

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
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