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Global Exchange Living Learning Community
What is the Global Exchange Living Learning Community?
The Global Exchange Living Learning Community (GELLC) is an on-campus housing based community for both international and American students, who live together rooted in cultural diversity, sharing their college experience. GELLC extends learning outside of the classroom and promotes intellectual, social and personal growth
Members will have the opportunity to cross cultural divides and develop meaningful and lasting relationships. The Global Exchange Living Learning Community allows members to be integrated into the campus community and offers students new friendships, exciting outings, academic and social support.
Open to any UT domestic or international student, including American Language Institute (ALI) students, who have a passion for diversity and cultural exchange, and who have an interest in developing a culture of academic success in an ethnically, religious, and gender diverse student environment.
Acceptance is on a first come basis, the 2013-2014 cohort is limited to 44 students. Priority acceptance into the GELLC will be given to students that plan to enroll in classes and live in I-House for the full academic year.
The GELLC is designed to support both international and domestic students. This living learning community is ideal for domestic students interested in studying abroad, traveling and learning more about world cultures. International students will benefit as they live with a domestic student and learn more about the American culture, easing their transition to life at UT. This community encourages intercultural understanding by attempting to place students in rooms with students from other countries.
- Current UT student or American Language Institute Student
- Any major
- Clean student conduct record
- Required to sign a program participation agreement
As a member of the Global Exchange Living Learning Community your academic journey will be enhanced through the development of global competence, cultural exchange and self-awareness.
How to become a part of the Global Exchange Living Learning Community:
Apply for UT Housing. Indicate the Global Exchange Living Learning Community as your first choice when you apply for housing, once admitted to UT.
Complete the GELLC on-line application.
A $75 fee will be charged to your UT account each semester for programming and activities.
The Global Exchange Living Learning Community is located on the 4th floor in Horton International House.
Global Exchange Living Learning Community participants will have access to a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is accessible to residents of the International House.
All residents in the Horton International House, including the GELLC residents, will not be required to have a meal plan.
If interested, residents may purchas a meal plan. Meal plans are pre-paid each semester and offers UT students the assurance of being able to eat without having to carry cash. Learn more about meal plans here.
Horton International House is a suite-style living facility with an international focus and houses 400 students. Suites are either 4-person, with two double bedrooms, or 6-person with two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. Each suite includes a furnished living room and private bathroom. The facility houses an in-hall dining facility, ritual washroom and a community kitchen with dining area.
Throughout the year, students in the GELLC receive direct support and attention from a dedicated team of peer mentors, on-site advisers, graduate students, and dedicated staff.
Students will participate in a one credit hour course comprised of various cultural outings, discussions of currently worldly events and interactive dialog.
Courses GELLC members take together are as follows:
|Fall Semester 2013||Spring Semester 2014|
|One credit hour course||One credit hour course|
|Learning to Serve Course (Optional)
Week long service destination to New York City or Haiti
This living-learning community will work closely with the Center for International Studies and Programs, the Division of Student Affairs and other campus departments to foster a strong support network.
Students accepted into the GELLC are expected to:
- Commit to the Global Exchange Living Learning Community mission to enhance your academic journey through the development of global competence, cultural exchange and self-awareness.
- Reside and actively participate in the International House for the full 2012-2013 academic year.
- Enroll and participate in the one credit, mandatory course per semester.
For more information contact:
Kristen Huffman, Center for International Studies and Programs at 419.530.5290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UT's Center for International Studies and Programs sponsors the Global Exchange Living Learning Community.
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