Living Learning Communities

Everyone will find cultural diversity on the Illinois campus, but students who want a concentrated exposure to the people of the world and their perspectives may find the perfect housing choice at the Global Crossroads Living and Learning Community.

students in a loungeAbout half of the 110 students who comprise the Global Crossroads community come from outside the United States. The others are domestic students who have cross-cultural interests or aspirations for an international career.

Fanny Prabowo is a typical Global Crossroads student. She is an undergraduate student who came to Illinois from Indonesia and says Global Crossroads "has definitely broadened my perspective of the outside world." Global Crossroads, like all the University's Living and Learning communities, offers on-site courses, computer labs, and special programs and activities that build a sense of community.

Other Illinois Living and Learning Communities:

two students reading togetherLeadership Experience through Academic Development and Service (LEADS) is a residential experience that helps students identify, develop and practice their leadership skills.

Unit One, one of the first Living and Learning communities in the nation, was established at Illinois in 1971. Aside from its special programmatic offerings (such as private music lessons), Unit One is famous for its guests-in-residence program, which has hosted journalists, artists, Olympians, and a former U. S. presidential candidate.

students playing gamesWeston Exploration provides opportunities for students to discover their areas of interest and abilities and correlate them with academic majors and careers. The Exploration Resource Center guides students through the process of self-examination and provides detailed information to help them make career and educational decisions.

Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) provides an active academic and social network designed to ease women students' transition to the university and help them succeed in academic areas where women have historically been minorities.

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