As one of Mason’s Living Learning Communities, Global Crossings is designed for students between their 2nd and 4th years of undergraduate study. Global Crossings is intended for students from all majors that are interested in adding an international aspect to their university experience. Domestic students and international students are paired as roommates in Hampton Roads and participate in programming that revolves around cross-cultural interaction, global justice, and leadership development.
Members of the Global Crossings LLC are required to take an LLC course (0 or 1 credit option) in the fall and spring semesters. The course addresses personal and cultural dimensions of leadership, as well as issues of leadership and global justice. In addition, the Global Crossings community members get involved in discussions with faculty on global issues, participate in international service projects, campus outreach, cultural celebrations, and professional development workshops. The Faculty, Peer Advisor, and Resident Advisors introduce participants to Mason’s diverse community by exposing them to a range of campus resources and engaging them in collaborative projects with other departments.
UNIV 200: Global Studies: Personal and Cultural Dimensions of Leadership
This fall semester course is designed to help students develop cross-cultural awareness through experiential learning methods. Participants will engage in discussion and activities that integrate world perspectives and personal reflection. Students will learn about international resources and opportunities on campus and consider ways to contribute to Mason’s diversity. This course also focuses on helping students refine their academic and career goals as they become global leaders.
UNIV 300: Global Studies: Perspectives on Global Justice
Subsequently, this spring semester course is intended strengthen students’ leadership abilities, help them to consider new ways of viewing the world, and assist them with integrating a commitment to social justice into their lives and careers. Students will learn about social justice in a global context and about the ways they can use your skills and knowledge to work for social justice.
Global Proficiency Certificate
In addition, students have an opportunity to enroll in the Global Proficiency Certificate program in order to take full advantage of opportunities to engage cross-culturally by documenting their experiences.
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