Established in 2012, the UNCG Global Village is a community that offers first-year students the opportunity to live and learn together while having fun with fellow students interested in diverse languages and world cultures. Students live together in Phillip/Hawkins Residence Hall, rooming with other Global Village students. In the Global Village, students choose to study at least one of the following nine languages offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

This community is open to any new first-year undergraduate student of any major; willing to commit to the fulfillment of the Global Village mission.


Global Village students are required to enroll in the following introductory level courses:


  • LLC 120 “Global Crossings,” 3 credits (GLT/GN)
  • LLC 111 “Connection, Collaboration, and Inquiry,” 1 credit
  • At least one language course at the appropriate level, 3 credits

Placement testing provided by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.


  • LLC 389 “LLC Service Learning,” 3 credits (NOTE: This course is appropriate for students of all levels)
  • At least one language course at the appropriate level, 3 credits

Global Villagers meet weekly with peer facilitators, which are UNCG students with advanced language skills or students who are native speakers. The weekly meetings provide Global Village students with more guidance and oral practice than non-Global Village students in their language courses.

An array of co-curricular activities supports students’ learning about other cultures. These activities include foreign film screenings, guest lectures, field trips, cultural celebrations, and more. Students in the past have interacted with international students on campus to further social contact and cultural exchanges with students who come from countries around the world.

Students who complete the Global Village experience receive recognition for this accomplishment on their official Co-Curricular Transcript.

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