Global Living Community

The GLC is an intercultural living and learning environment for 20 Georgetown undergraduate students, a mix of both international and U.S. citizens. Located on the 2nd floor of Copley Hall, the GLC is a part of Georgetown's Living and Learning Communities Program. The primary goal of the GLC is to create a community in which intercultural understanding extends beyond the classroom into daily student life.

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will open in December. The application for Spring 2016 is available here and is due by 5pm EST on November 6th.  For more information about the GLC, please contact Amy Dorsey at

GLC activities include:

  • Fall Retreat
    • The GLC begins the year with a one day retreat off campus. Members get to know one another through interactive games, cultural exercises, and outdoor activities, as well as plan for community events and activities throughout the year.
  • Global Affairs Banquets (GAB)
    • Each month, a member of Georgetown's faculty is invited to share dinner and conversation about current international issues. GABs broaden knowledge of international affairs and provide an opportunity to interact with faculty outside the classroom setting.
  • Community Service Activities
    • GLC residents host one community service event each semester. Activities in the past have included environmental cleanups, a visit to DC public schools, and participation in Relay for Life.
  • Cultural Activities
    • Each semester, GLC residents organize a cultural activity - cooking a new international dish to share, celebration of international holidays, visits to museums or cultural performances, etc.
  • Social Activities
    • Each semester, GLC residents organize a social outing or activity based on the group's interests. In the past these activities have included picnics, ice skating, hiking trips, dessert nights, and more.
  • Spring Retreat
    • In January, the GLC gathers for a day-long retreat to reflect on their experiences thus far and plan for events in the spring semester.