2018–2019 Global Crossroads Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, there are three other Living-Learning Communities in Urbana South. Health Professions, Intersections, and WIMSE (Women in Math, Science, and Engineering) also offer many programs and events that you Global Crossroads residents are invited to attend. The majority of Housing programs are open to all residents.

Annual Trip

Global Crossroads takes an overnight trip to Chicago on September 15–16 to take in a bit of American urban culture. We will visit the DuSable Museum of African American History and the National Museum of Mexican Art, dine in China Town, and see an improvisation comedy show at Second City.You will also have free time to take in the sites. This popular trip is open to Global Crossroads residents and there is no charge to participate.

Beckman Connection

Global Crossroads residents interested in interdisciplinary research are invited to a special tour and reception with faculty and researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Crossroads Convos

Since Global Crossroads is all about people from different backgrounds and countries, Crossroads Convos gives you the opportunity to get to know each other on a deeper level through peer-led activities and dialogue.

Dinner and Conversation with Professors

Global Crossroads teams up with Intersections to invite faculty members to dine and talk with students about their research in international issues, diversity, and other relevant topics, and to share advice about academic success and career.

Guests-in-Residence (GIR)

Guests live in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall from several days to a week with main events held in the evenings. Students have the opportunity to interact with the guests in a short but intensive period and learn about their work in both formal and informal settings.

Conversations with International Composers

TBA: Winners of the International Martirano Composition Competition share their original work and talk about making music!

Researchers Initiative

Open to any student in Global Crossroads, Health Professions, Intersections, and WIMSE. See the Researchers Initiative page for more information.

Student Programs

Our residents are a lively bunch and often start their own programs. What will they be this year? In addition to monthly birthday celebrations, "Prom," and the Global Crossroads Reunion, look for other programs to pop up and create your own! Past programs included celebrations of different holidays, Holi, Lunar New Year, Halloween and "Lingua Files" where students taught each other ten words in a different languages spoken in the community.