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Awards / Honors

Global Village recognized by INTO

February 19, 2013

INTO CSU was recently awarded the INTO Integration Award for its successful integration of undergraduate pathway students through Global Village, an integrated community with international students and domestic students sharing housing.

Jim Cooney, CSU's vice provost for International Affairs; John Didier, INTO CSU Center director; and Amy Parsons, vice president for University Operations accepted the award from Andrew Colin, INTO chairman, this past December in London.

"I was delighted that CSU was selected to win the Integration Award as I believe that this acknowledges the vision and creativity that Colorado State University has shown in working towards the successful integration of international students with domestic students,” said Liz Munro INTO North America executive director of Operations Support and former INTO CSU Center interim director. “Global Village is an outstanding example of this, and I hope will be replicated elsewhere, though there are many other examples as well.”

A leader in undergraduate integration

Global Village consists of sixty-four domestic and international students from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in world relations and building bridges of understanding between cultures. The dynamic community located in the newly-renovated Parmelee Hall offers students an opportunity to learn from people's own life experiences of living, studying, volunteering, or working abroad. Residents benefit from living in the community by gaining awareness and knowledge of world values and cultures, increasing competence in social and world issues.

In addition to living together, domestic and international students in Global Village enroll in two classes together (SPCM100 and KEY192C) and have an undergraduate Global Village Mentor who serves as a guide and academic resource for students in the community. 

“Our fine people at CSU and the INTO CSU Center who worked so expertly and assiduously to create the Global Village have felt particularly pleased that their efforts and success have been recognized,” said John Didier, INTO CSU Center director. “They have also been very happy to learn that many other INTO Centers have expressed active interest in learning about our Global Village and perhaps adopting some of our practices."