Science in the 21st century addresses questions of worldwide significance and takes place in more places than ever before. The Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, open to first-year College of Science students, positions you at the forefront of this movement. You will learn from and make connections with students from around the world by living together and participating in monthly dinners, cultural activities, and service projects. This LC will help you develop intercultural competencies and advance your global leadership skills. You will also be introduced to the scientific challenges and human predicaments facing Purdue scientists in their pursuit of global collaborations in SCI 19500, the College of Science Global Science Leadership Seminar, a 1-credit course.

Please visit the Global Science Partnerships website for more information:

http://www.science.purdue.edu/Current_Students/international-student/global-science-partners.html

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the Global Science Partnerships staff at globalsciencepartners@purdue.edu

"The Learning Community has taught me to be a worldlier person and understand cultural backgrounds both through a classroom setting and living with a mixture of international and domestic students."

-Himal, Computer Science Major, Class of 2017

"Before participating in the Learning Community, while I knew that it is important to understand different cultures, I knew it in a conceptual sense. People said it was necessary, and I understood the idea and logic behind that opinion. Now, after being a part of the Global Science Partnerships LC for an entire semester, I have a more concrete understanding of what it really takes to understand and work with individuals who hail from different cultures."

-Elizabeth, Biology Major, Class of 2017

"Global Science Partnerships is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that yield unfathomable opportunities to gain a greater understanding of the world we all share as a whole. What we experienced through games and activities are actually life lessons of culture and cooperation that really do open you up to the global community."

-Jared, Biochemistry Major, Class of 2017

 

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science
  • This LC is not available to Honors College participants

Residential Component

  • REQUIRED in Earhart Hall
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

 

Duration

Fall 2015 Semester and Spring 2016 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – SCI 19500

Spring - Activities only, no course

Events and Activities

  • Monthly dinners with LC participants
  • Social dinners with College of Science faculty
  • Foreign film series
  • Halloween community service project
  • Trip to Exploration Acres Corn Maze

Information above subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your classes.

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