The International Living-Learning community offers a unique residential experience, where students with international experience, backgrounds, and interests come together to form a special residential community. This intentional living-learning community facilitates social and academic interactions among residents and with the faculty-in-residence, both within and outside the community, which are broadly focused on international and cross-cultural appreciation.
The International Living-Learning Community creates, cultivates, and sustains an atmosphere for international living in tandem with living in a multicultural environment. Residents live in an atmosphere that is intentionally focused on facilitating interactions between students with diverse life experiences, backgrounds, and worldviews and which fosters awareness of and appreciation for cultural difference. The International Living-Learning Community functions as an integral part of an internationalizing campus community that values study abroad, language learning, and international exchange, and its residents are exemplars of Elon’s ‘global citizen’ For more information, check out our brochure and Fun Foreign Family newsletter!
Who will live in the International Learning Community?
Students who have lived across the world and students who are interested in global learning and Elon’s ‘global citizen’ model. Students must show interest in the International Community and participate fully in its activities and programs.
What is the facility like?
Starting in Fall 2013, the International Living-Learning community will be located in Elon’s new Global Neighborhood! Situated on Lake Mary Nell and adjacent to the quad containing Belk Library, Moseley Center, and Koury Center, this area is geographically positioned to become our premiere global education residential complex. Residents in the International community will enjoy beautiful, new rooms and common spaces – such as a spacious demonstration kitchen that will be available for student use – and will benefit from interactions with the Teacher-Scholar in Residence as well as upper-division students who serve in mentoring roles. The International Living-Learning Community will also be housed in the same building as Elon’s language Living-Learning communities: La Maison Francaise, La Casa Italiana, and Case de Espanol. See this page for more info on the Global Neighborhood: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/administration/president/strategicplan2020/residential_plan/global_neighborhood.xhtml.
I'm really interested! How do I apply?
Returning Students: Contact the community advisor(s) and complete an application during the annual online housing selection process.
Incoming Freshmen: Select YES on the First-Year Online Housing Application and answer the essay question and submit it.