Are you interested in living with an international exchange student? Are you still looking for one more person to complete your roommate group? Participate in the Global Connections Housing Program! Whether you are about to go abroad, just returned from abroad, or aren't planning to study abroad at all, the Global Connections Program is a great way to expand your own knowledge of the world while sharing your own culture with a new member of our Loyola community.
This housing option is available to rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors groups of 3 or 5 students who are interested in living with an international exchange student for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To be considered, interested roommate groups should complete the application below by February 23, 2018. Once accepted, roommates groups comprised of 3 or 5 residents will be considered "complete" and will proceed with the standard housing process (receiving a lottery time and selecting any room available during their room selection time.)
Between May 2018 and August 2018, in consultation with International Student Services, an incoming international exchange student will be placed with your roommate group.
Any questions about this application or this program can be directed to Tim Cherney
, Associate Director of Student Life for Inclusion and Community Development - firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to be a part of the 2018-2019 Global Connections Program
What if I do not have any roommates? Can I still participate in the Global Connections Housing program? Unfortunately, this housing option is only for incomplete groups of 3 or 5. We will do our best to house everyone in the housing size they desire.
How do I apply? Complete the Global Connections Application. The application should be filled out by the member of the group that is intending to be the direct roommate of the incoming exchange student. The application must be completed by 5pm on February 23, 2018. Applicants will be contacted by 5pm on February 26, 2018 regarding the status of their application.
What does the application entail? Along with your contact information and that of your suitemates, you need to briefly answer the questions below. That's it!
- Why are you interested in participating in this program? What is one goal you would like to achieve as a result of participating in this housing option?
- Identify and elaborate on an experience you have had that makes you a good candidate for the Global Connections program (study abroad, strong connections to a culture other than your own, knowledge of a secondary language, participation in international programs, etc.
I am not sure if this housing option is right for me, is there someone I can talk to about it? Absolutely! We are happy to connect you with Tim Cherney, Associate Director for Inclusion and Community Development. Please email Tim Cherney to get connected.