2016-2017 Global Crossroads Programs

In addition to the programs listed below, there are three other Living-Learning Communities in the GC area. Health Professions, Intersections, and Women in Math, Science, and Engineering also offer many programs and events that you as a GC student are invited to attend. The majority of Housing programs are open to all residents.

Annual Trip

Saturday, September 24-Sunday, September 25. Global Crossroads takes an overnight trip each year to Chicago to take in a bit of American urban culture. We will visit the Dusable Museum of African American History, the National Museum of Mexican Art, dine in China Town and see a current musical or show. You will also have free time to take in the sites. This popular trip is open to Global Crossroads residents and there is no additional charge.

Crossroads Convos

Since GC 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

GC 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

Tuesday, October 11, 7pm. Winners of the International Martirano Composition Competition share their original work and talk about making music!

Professional Workshops/Events

GC offers workshops on a variety of topics related to your success as a GC student, from writing resumes to finding out how to get involved in research, to competing successfully for scholarships to study abroad.

Academic Success Workshops: Academic and Career Topics for the Classroom and Beyond

Beyond Books: Library Services in the Residence Halls

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm

Study Abroad: It is for You! First Steps Info Session

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Carr Lounge

Unlocking Your Potential: What You Gain from Applying for Prestigious Scholarships

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Carr Lounge

What Medical Schools Are Really Looking for

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Oglesby Lounge

Medical Careers beyond Being a Doctor

 Tuesday, TBA, 7-8pm, Oglesby Lounge

Reindeer Ranch

Each October students from Global Crossroads and Intersections take an evening trip 15 miles outside of Champaign-Urbana. For those from the city or suburbs or a whole other country you get to enjoy the surrounding area with a weenine roast, hay ride, the Reindeer Experience, and corn maze, the ranch's most challenging ever (a snowflake!) 

Researchers Initiative

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

Student Programs

GC 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 GC 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 GC.