Global Village

Global Village is a community for both international and domestic students attending Towson University. Students living in this community will have the opportunity to connect with students from different cultures and countries in a variety of ways including international and domestic roommate pairing, annual events, and programming. This community is in partnership with the International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) and Housing & Residence Life.

  • Live within an integrated floor of domestic and international students
  • Be a part of special programs including International Café and Around the World in 13 Floors
  • More kitchen space than the average Towson University residence hall
What are the eligibility requirements?

The community is open to incoming and returning students who have 89 or fewer credits at the end of the Fall 2014.

Do I have to be an International or Exchange Student to live in Global Village?

No, Global Village is open to all students that meet the eligibility requirements.  We do our best to pair International and Domestic students together as roommates in Global Village.

How do I apply?
  • Current residents: Applications will be available in Spring 2015.
  • New students interested in Global Village must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract.  During the online process students will be able to identify interest in Global Village.  Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.  
    For information on the online housing request process visit:
What staffing is there for the community?

The community will have three Resident Assistants and an International Student Scholar Office (ISSO) Graduate Student.  Additionally, there will be support from the International Student Scholar Office, the International Student Association, and Housing & Residence Life.

How do I make a special accommodation request?

Through the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.

How many roommates would I have?
  • Rooms are either double occupancy or single occupancy. All rooms are located in a quad with 8-10 other students (of the same gender) everyone shares a bathroom.

Note: Students who apply for a single occupancy room are assigned in order of credit hours starting with the highest number of credits.

When was Global Village established?

International Housing has existed at Towson University since prior to 1997.  In 2010 the name was changed to Global Village.

meet your ra

Sylvia Otieno
International Studies, minor in Business Communication
Abigail “Abby” Ritter
English for Secondary Education
Virginia Amerman

International Studies and Economics


Interests and Hobbies: Reading and connecting with new people

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: Global Village gives me the chance to meet, interact with and learn from people from all around the world. It is an easy and amazing opportunity for me to broaden my global perspective.

Interests and Hobbies: I enjoy writing fiction, reading, playing softball and following politics and current events.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: The thing I enjoy most about my Residential Learning Community is that it gives me the chance to interact with people from all over the world and learn about other cultures.

Interests and Hobbies: Coffee, reading, Chinese, and hiking.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?:I really enjoy seeing the international students form bonds with the domestic students on my floor. Additionally, I love being taught about other cultures and taking a step back and examining my own culture through a different lense.

Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQs can be found in the link below:

For Additional Questions please contact Bryan Schlein at RLCommunities@towson.edu

Department of Housing & Residence Life
West Village Commons, 3rd Floor(map)
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2516
Fax: 410-704-4228
E-mail: housing@towson.edu

Important Dates
Thanksgiving Break:

Halls Close
Wednesday, November 25
9 A.M.
Halls Open
Sunday, November 29

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