GLOBAL Village: The International Residential Learning Community
at Bridgewater State University
About the Global Village
Village (GV), created and operated by the directors of the Dr. Edward W.
Minnock Center for International Engagement, promotes internationalization
at BSU by providing support for incoming international students, returning
Study Abroad students and students with international, regional or global
majors or minors. Success in today's world requires an awareness of and
appreciation for global issues. Education extends beyond the classroom to
encompass personal development and global citizenship. It is critical for
students to learn ways to engage locally, think globally, and make an impact
in their local community and in the world. An effective way to learn about
other countries and cultures is to live among people from around the globe
in a shared and connected residential learning community (RLC). The GV will
enhance the BSU students academic experiences by providing thoughtfully
crafted international experiences on campus.
Global Village Learning
- Develop intercultural
- Acquire competencies to
succeed in a global environment.
understanding of course content as related to the cultural experience.
thinking skills in geography, other cultures, international relations, and
in a foreign language
- Demonstrate a
capacity to work in diverse and multicultural teams
- Gain leadership
skills, seek out global career opportunities and develop
networks of peers with similar personal and career interests.
- Increase global awareness among all members of the University community.
opportunities for interaction between domestic and international students.
students who have demonstrated interest in international studies to attend
BSU and reside in the GV.
support and co-curricular activities (programs, speakers, cultural events)
in collaboration with multiple offices across campus.
Last Modified: January 17, 2013