Global Learning Community

A globally-minded place to call home!

The Global Learning Community (GLC) is a UM-Flint home where you can prepare for life in a globalized world through cross-cultural interactions, integrated learning experiences centered upon community-engaged and globally-relevant topics. GLC students are passionate about understanding the world in all its diversity and complexity.  Our community includes students from Michigan, the U.S., and around the world; creating a multinational, multicultural, and multilingual environment where you will belong and flourish. This community is supported by multiple departments on campus including Housing and Residential Life, UM-Flint Anthropology,  and the Center for Global Engagement. Housed in our Riverfront Residence Hall, all upperclass students are invited to join this community, regardless of major.

Advantages of Joining the Global Learning Community:

  • Guaranteed up to $1,000 study abroad scholarship
  • Small group mentoring and 1:1 attention from RA
  • Specialized programming and activities geared towards global issues and connections
  • Connecting with students with similar interests in global affairs
  • Transformative local and global experiences

Eligibility for the GLC:

  • Planning to live in a residence hall on campus
  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior student to UM-Flint for Fall 2021, or
  • Exchange student from UM-Flint international partner
  • Must participate in the Engaged Scholar Program*


  • Complete the UM-Flint Housing Application 
  • Complete the Global Learning Community application
  • Live on the GLC floor in Riverfront Residence Hall
  • Enroll in Anthropology 100 for Fall 2021
  • Enroll in Anthropology 295 for Winter 2022
  • Follow the GLC agreement in the GLC application  

Click here to apply now!

If you have any questions about becoming a part of the Global Learning Community, please email Sarah Pattison at