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Shaw Hall Global Living Community

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The Global Living Community (GLC) at Shaw Hall provides an exciting opportunity to live in a residence hall with other globally-minded students and expand your world perspective outside of the classroom, without leaving the Hill! The Global Living Community is a setting where students come together to build relationships, share unique learning experiences, have meaningful conversations about global topics, and learn how to think globally while acting locally. The GLC accomplishes this through targeted professional development, social, and academic programming and opportunities. GLC members will earn 1 academic credit for their participation in this community! The seminar is S/U grading and will take place over the course of one semester. It is experiential in design and you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive events and activities both on and off campus.

Are you a Global Commerce, International Studies, or Global Health major? Are you from abroad or have you spent part of your life before Denison living outside of the United States? Are you from a bilingual or multilingual family, or are you trying to learn a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) language here in the US? Are you participating in an off-campus study program and want extra support the semester before/after you go abroad? Would you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and perspectives while at Denison? Are you interested in different foods and cultures, and the wonders of global travel? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the GLC at Shaw Hall is for you!

Everyone is welcome! Students must live in Shaw to be part of the community. Shaw Hall is traditionally for Sophomores and Juniors. The GLC Seminar class may only be taken twice. Students that previously dropped the class are not permitted to apply again. 

Seminar Details  
The GLC seminar is a nontraditional class with no assigned class time. The core class components include attending community events, writing reflective postcards, and completing assignments in order to earn the 1 credit. The schedule of events is based off of student availability. You can see examples of previous events on our Instagram page, @DenisonGlobalPrograms. The credit is graded S/U. You can review a sample of the previous syllabus here

Fall 2024 GLC members will live in Shaw Hall 3rd and 4th floor. These floors have 6 person rooms, quads, triple, doubles, and singles. At least 50% of your roommate group must register for the GLC in order to live as part of the community. 
How Do I Join This Community for Fall 2024?

The Fall 2024 application is now closed.
Email GLC Coordinator Mia Miller with any questions at 

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