About the Global Village

In the Global Village students from around the world and from all class years can live together and explore global topics. The Global Village began in Fall 2014 and its identity continues to be shaped by its residents. The Global Village is open to all students regardless of background experiences with global perspectives.

About the Community

Dartmouth's Global Village is a residential community offering an interdisciplinary, integrated learning experience that holistically equips students to thrive as ethical, engaged, and responsible world citizens and scholars. Living and learning together, residents of the Global Village aim to expand their worldview, hone their intercultural skills, and build relationships within a multicultural, multinational, and multidisciplinary community.

Students have the opportunity to make the Global Village their home throughout their undergraduate career, enabling them to take full advantage of the opportunities it affords to explore complex international issues and engage in off-campus experiences, language and cultural exchange, interaction with faculty and staff, and focused reflection.

The Global Village especially welcomes:

  • International Students
  • Students in a time of pre or post off-campus experience
  • Exchange students

Residency Expectations

The Global Village has weekly programming led by the Graduate Student Program Coordinator and a team of advisors. There are also sub-community specific events, some of which will be open to the entire Global Village community or the broader campus. The Global Village is fueled by you — your involvement in the Global Village will continue to shape its future! As such, we ask that you share your experiences and attend weekly activities and events. These could include dinners, lectures, presentations about off-campus experiences, and many more. Related courses are not required, but we encourage you to get involved.

Each of the sub-communities has its own expectations around participation and language requirements.

Application Prompts

You can apply to live in the Global Village at large by indicating your interest in the "Global Village General" in your application or you can apply to live in one of the Global Village sub-communities, including Language Programs.

  1. Please state clearly whether you are applying to the "Global Village General" or to one of the sub-communities and address why your choice interests you as you answer: Why do you want to participate in the virtual Global Village? What do you hope to gain from engaging with this program for Fall Term 2020?
  2. The Global Village is designed to be inclusive and it particularly welcomes diverse experiences and backgrounds. Please describe what you bring to the Global Village. Consider your interests, experiences, skills, and/or perspectives. If you are applying for one of the Language Programs within the Global Village, please complete this answer in that language and describe your language proficiency and the experience you have had with the culture.
  3. Describe two ways that you can contribute to the collective academic, cultural, and social learning experience in the virtual Global Village. For example, what new or unusual types of activities and opportunities would you be interested in organizing to enhance the virtual Global Village experience?


*LLC program locations will be remote for the 2020-2021 academic year*

The Global Village is located in the Byrne II, Goldstein, and Thomas buildings of McLaughlin. The Global Village General beds are on the 2nd floor of these buildings as well as in the Thomas suites. Sub-communities' locations are listed on their individual pages. View floor plans on the website of the Office of Residential Life.