A St. Lawrence education includes development of critical intercultural skills necessary to make students ready for responsible membership in the global community.
The Intercultural Living/Learning Community in Kirk Douglas Hall brings together students preparing for or returning from off-campus study to help them explore what it means to be a global citizen, focusing on understanding cultural differences and similarities; the historical, ecological, political, and economic processes affecting the globe; and the rights and responsibilities of each individual as a global citizen.
Cohorts are formed at the beginning of each semester - students live together in Kirk Douglas residence hall and meet weekly to complete academic work for course credit.
In the fall semester, students intending to study off-campus in spring form the living/learning community. During spring semester, the community is formed by students returning from fall off-campus study. In Spring 2017, students lived and learnt together and produced this blog during their time together. Meghan Oram, travel grant recipient and Australia program alumna, produced this travel essay during her class with Dr. Natalia Singer.
The Intercultural Studies Living/Learning community is an opportunity for students to reflect on off-campus study and to become better informed and engaged global citizens.