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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 learning community 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.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the Global Science Partnerships staff at

"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


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community will reside in Earhart Hall, with an exception made for students in the Honors College
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Full Academic Year

Associated Classes


SCI 19500 - College of Science Global Science Leadership Seminar


Activities only, no courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • 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 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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