Global Community Retreat Steppin' Out- Community Service Project Community Dinners Global Gingerbread Village at Christmas on 5th Street Field Trips
Activities & Community Events
Students who reside in a living-learning community are expected to engage inside as well as outside of the classroom. Because borders are becoming less visible and technology is making business and communication easier, students must be prepared to participate in a global society. Through the GC-LLC, students will form lifelong friendships across borders and become accomplished leaders ready to take part in an international marketplace. What better way to prepare for worldwide leadership and service than by integrating international thinking and acting into daily life? Students in the GC-LLC choose to participate variety of global experiences and activities that strengthen ties among its residents.
Here is a list of typical Global Community program offerings:
All Global Community students are invited to come to a dinner and breakfast the first week before school starts. This dinner will include some international cuisine and allow students time to meet the Global Community Leadership. Breakfast will include a painting party where students will have a chance to reflect what living in global community means to them.
Students come together once a month to cook authentic cuisine from another country and then showcase and share the food with the rest of the Global Community at a monthly dinner in the Hall Directors Apartment.
World Cinema Series
Organized by Baylor faculty members, the World Cinema Series takes place weekly and provides a wonderful study break for students to gather together and watch a foreign film.
An annual LLC breakfast event. Students come together in the morning to visit and get jazzed up about the big game.
International Dance Party
An annual event that falls during International Education week. Students come together to learn native dances from other countries and showcase them during a rocking dance party!
Annual Fundraising Project
Students in the GC come together at the beginning of the year to decide on a community charity and raise money for this organization through different service projects throughout the year.
All GC students are required to participate in a minimum number of service hours. Many students participate in the campus wide Steppin' Out project as a team with their fellow GC members.
Every semester, Global Community students decide to take a trip to a nearby city and explore new cultures. Past field trips include: Mexic Art Museum (Austin), Viva La Vida Festival (Austin), and North Texas Irish Festival (Dallas).
End of the year Banquet
All of the LLC and the faculty/staff partners come together for a great night of food, fun, and festivities.