Global Connections Living and Learning Community

Students in desert with flags



أهلاً و سهلاً


The Global Connections living and learning community on the Mount Vernon Campus welcomes students who are passionate about exploring other cultures and sharing their own. This vibrant community will bring together domestic and international students to live with and learn from each other. In the fall, faculty will lead a special Global Connections seminar that will explore how cultures intersect in the global community. In the spring semester, students may choose to pursue independent, faculty-directed research on an appropriate global topic. Throughout the year, students in the Global Connections living and learning community will have ample opportunity to draw upon the wide array of resources and opportunities around GW and in the greater Washington, DC region.

This living and learning community is open to students of all majors and schools. 

About Living and Learning Communities on Mount Vernon Campus

The Mount Vernon Campus is home to a growing number of innovative living and learning communities for students who want to combine a small-college experience with the resources and opportunities available at a major university. Programs at Mount Vernon provide guided academic opportunities for students who want to collaborate with other students, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows on a variety of exciting cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes and projects, and who eventually want to chart their own path with individual research projects and other challenges. Mount Vernon also provides special programs for residents, from cultural events to special excursions around the greater Washington metro area.

Global Connections Faculty

Carolyn Arena

Dr. Carolyn Arena

Ali Hamdan

Dr. Ali Hamdan