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Living together in Phillips/Hawkins

What is Global Village?

Established in 2012, the UNCG Global Village is a community that offers first-year students the opportunity to live and learn together while having fun with fellow students interested in diverse languages and world cultures. In the Global Village, students choose to study at least one of the following nine languages offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:

  1. American Sign Language (ASL)
  2. Arabic
  3. Chinese
  4. French
  5. German
  6. Japanese
  7. Korean
  8. Russian
  9. Spanish

Students live together in Phillip/Hawkins Residence Hall, rooming with other Global Village students.

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Global Village Mission Statement

The mission of the Global Village is to provide new first-year undergraduate students with the opportunity to live and learn together in an inclusive educational environment focused on the exploration of global languages, literatures, and cultures. We foster a diverse collegiate community of informed students equipped with the necessary skills and competencies to engage in intercultural dialogue and civic engagement.

Eligible Students

This community is open to any new first-year undergraduate student of any major; willing to commit to the fulfillment of the Global Village mission.

Course Requirement

Global Village students are required to enroll in the following introductory level courses:

Fall:
  • LLC 120 “Global Crossings,” 3 credits (GLT/GN)
  • LLC 111 “Connection, Collaboration, and Inquiry,” 1 credit
  • At least one language course at the appropriate level, 3 credits

(Placement testing provided by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and
Cultures)

Spring:
  • LLC 389 “LLC Service Learning,” 3 credits (NOTE: This course is appropriate for students of all levels)
  • At least one language course at the appropriate level, 3 credits

Related Co-Curricular Opportunities (Optional)

Global Villagers are encouraged to participate in co-curricular opportunities related to their LLC experiences. Of particular interest are UNCG’s Global Leadership Program, the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement’s Bronze, Silver, and Gold Leadership Programs, the Office of Intercultural Engagement’s Spartans in Dialogue Program, and volunteering or interning with the Center for New North Carolinians.

Benefits

Language Practice

Global Villagers meet weekly with peer facilitators. These are UNCG students with advanced language skills or students who are native speakers. The weekly meetings provide Global Village students with more guidance and oral practice than non-Global Village students in their language courses.

Inter-Cultural and International Experiences

An array of co-curricular activities supports students’ learning about other cultures. These activities include, but are not limited to, foreign film screenings, guest lectures, field trips, and cultural celebrations. Specific activities have included trips to Old Salem, NC and Washington DC, retreats at the “Elsewhere” living museum in downtown Greensboro, guest lectures about global sustainability, canvas painting at Artist Bloc, and Holidays Around the World Extravaganza. Students in the past have interacted with international students on campus to further social contact and cultural exchanges with students who come from countries around the world.

Co-Curricular Transcript Recognition

Students who complete the Global Village experience receive recognition for this accomplishment on their official UNCG Co-Curricular Transcript.

Beyond the First Year

Global Villagers continue to explore the world via study abroad later in their college careers. Many decide to add a major or minor in a language; others develop their international leadership skills through the Global Leadership Program. All of our students become active members of the campus community, engaging with the local and the global to make a difference in both arenas.

Our Commitment

Having close interactions with faculty, peer facilitators, and fellow Global Villagers, students will find a home in a cohesive community that values cultural and linguistic diversity, inter-cultural exchanges, and community building.

Community Staff

  • Language Professors
  • Lead Global Village Coordinator
  • Peer facilitators
  • ​Email us with specific questions: Lizely López, Spanish Language Instructor: l_lopez2@uncg.edu, or livinglearning@uncg.edu with Global Village in the subject line.

Global Village Alumni

Hear what Global Village Alumni have to say about their experiences, goals, and achievements!

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Testimonials from former Students:

“I have gotten a lot out of the Global Village. Because of the global village, I have learned how to manage my time and become comfortable in front of a group. I have met great people that I still keep in contact with to this day.”

“I decided to join the Global Village because it was a challenge that I wanted to take on. It seemed like a great opportunity since I want to be a professor one day.”

“As an International and Global Studies minor, I am very interested in becoming a global citizen and I feel I can further work to achieve this goal with the help of the Global Village.”

Testimonials from former Peer Facilitators

“I greatly enjoyed teaching and sharing with my students my culture and my native language. I also enjoyed working with my fellow peer facilitators and learning their cultural stories and how they connect both their native culture with their American culture.”

“I liked that I got to work closely with the students I tutored and the events are always great.”

“I joined because I believed that it would be a great opportunity to help others with the language I’m fluent in. It was also a great way to get to know incoming freshmen.”

“The Global Village has done so many great things to help me prepare for my future career and I sincerely thank the Global Village and Dr. Rinner for giving me the opportunity of being a part of the Global Village. I never took this opportunity for granted because I knew it was a privilege to serve as a facilitator and that’s why I always tried to do as much as possible for the program.”

Global Village students are high achievers!

These are some of their awards/honors:

  • Membership in national academic honors societies
  • Appointments to serve as a University Marshall
  • Recipients of department, College, University, and national scholarships (e.g., Spicer Scholarship, Freeze Scholarship, Simpson Scholarship, King Scholarship)
  • Selection to pursue Disciplinary Honors in Spanish, or French & Francophone Studies, or German Studies
  • Mention on University Honor rolls
  • Internships in area non-profits
  • Acceptance for study abroad and related travel grants
  • Placement in the Lloyd International Honors College