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NOTE:  This learning community is currently not being offered.

The Global Explorers Learning Community, created especially for first-year students in Exploratory Studies, offers a course and out-of-class activities that will help you in your quest to find the right major at Purdue, while also developing your intercultural competency!

The Academic and Career Planning course taught by Exploratory Studies academic advisors is designed to help you learn about yourself, majors, and careers.  Out-of-class activities will focus on developing your knowledge and awareness of diverse cultures.

As students learn more about themselves, they will also learn more about other cultures and participate in events and activities hosted by the various cultural centers on campus such as the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center, and Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

This Learning Community is open to both domestic and international students, with hopes for a make-up of 50% domestic students and 50% international students, for a true cross-cultural experience.  You will have the chance to build strong friendships with students from various cultural backgrounds while learning more about yourself and how your culture possibly affects your major and/or career decisions.  Come explore yourself and your world with Global Explorers!

Students and Instructor
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  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, 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


Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Associated Classes

Fall - EDPS 10500, Academic and Career Planning

Spring - No Courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Cultural Center tours
  • Introduction to Purdue resources
  • Events hosted by campus cultural centers
  • Purdue Convocations and Purdue Musical Organization productions
  • Periodic meals
  • Guest speakers
  • Pizza and bowling party
  • Women’s volleyball game
  • Women's basketball game
  • Board game party

Information above is 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 courses.

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