Living & Learning Communities
Gain a global understanding with local relevance.
The International Living and Learning Community's mission is to promote an active community of engaged learners who gain cultural awareness, understanding and respect for other societies at the local and global level. We attempt to accomplish this by focusing on our community, academics, and service projects.
DU's International LLC offers a unique, residential experience that unites students of diverse backgrounds and internationally-oriented goals. Students explore current global issues and emerging social concerns through a combination of seminar courses, community-based service opportunities and extra-curricular activities.
- Number of Partipants
- Residence Hall
One, 2-credit course each quarter of your first year
Student Profile: Keegan Kienzle
What was your favorite part of being in the ILLC? My favorite memory from the ILLC was when the floor not only went out for a nice dinner, but also got tickets to a performance of a show I was in during the Winter Quarter. I loved the support and good wishes of my friends after my performance, and the fun that we had going to dinner and then the show.
How did the ILLC help you foster a sense of "global awareness"? The most meaningful thing I did in the ILLC was when I volunteered with the Project Cure team. I felt like I was really helping others and making a positive contribution to making the world a better, happier place for others.
What advice would you give to prospective ILLC members? Advice I would give to new members would be: be yourself and be optimistic. Be open to others and willing to make new friends.
What are your plans after you graduate from DU? I’m not sure on all of the details of my future, but I’m thinking of attending graduate school on the East Coast, getting an internship with either the US Govt. or the UN, and after that I will hopefully launch a career in Ambassador/International Relations based work.
- Whittier, California
- International Studies, Spanish