Residents living on a Global Residential Learning Community (RLC) have the opportunity for increased and intentional interactions with residents from various cultures. Residents will be able to expand their views of the world, while learning more about their own cultures. Residential Life will work in collaboration with the other campus offices to create meaningful interactions and experiences for residents.
As a result of living in the Global Community, residents will be able to:
- Distinguish aspects of one’s own culture.
- Create items/information to represent their culture.
- Draw connections between one’s own culture and other cultures represented on the floor, in the community, and at Emporia State University.
- Discuss current world events impacting members of the community.
Benefits of living on a Global RLC
- Develop relationships with students who have experiences different from your own. Through these relationships residents get to learn more about the traditions and day to day life in other communities around the world.
- Planned and unplanned learning opportunities happen in a Global RLC. Planned opportunities will be facilitated by Residential Life staff and other campus offices. These experiences are intentionally created to establish connections among residents and facilitate a deeper learning of other cultures.
- There will be a Resident Assistant that works directly with each Global RLC. Additionally, the Complex Coordinator will work to support the success of each community and residents individually.
Members of a Global RLC will have many experiences that allow them to explore their own culture and the experiences of other community members. Examples of activities include:
- Culture Foods Dinners- residents make and share dishes from countries represented in the community.
- Show and Share- residents come together to show meaningful items and/or share significant information about their experiences.
- Make Your Flag- residents come together to make flags from their home country. Residents are able to learn about the flags of other community members.
- Service Project- residents participate in a service project to benefit the Emporia community.
- International Culture Show- residents attend and/or participate in the International Culture Show sponsored by the Office of International Education.