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International Living & Learning Community

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be an international student to join the living and learning community?

No. Some of the students may be international, but many are from the United States. This community encourages anyone interested in exploring different cultures and international issues to apply.

I am an international student. Can I stay in my room during winter break?

Yes! The international LLC is housed in Centennial Towers and will remain open during DU's winter break.

Do you have to be working toward an international studies major or minor to join the living and learning community?

No. The community welcomes students from all majors including undecided.

Do I pay extra to be in an LLC?

No! It is a great value added program to your DU education.

Can I apply to more than one LLC?

Yes. We encourage this. Since these programs fill up fast, you will want to apply early. If you are accepted to more thanone LLC you will be able to choose the one that best fits your interests.

Should I apply before I find out if I am accepted to DU?

Yes! We recommend this as they fill fast. Notification of acceptance, however, will be given after you have been accepted to DU. You will also need to apply for Housing separately and then you will be placed on the correct LLC floor.

Will I get to know people outside my LLC floor?

Absolutely! This program helps you develop a strong base of friendships and networks that will go far beyond the floor you live on.

Can I be in the Honors Program and an LLC?

Yes, many students are in both. To be in an LLC however, you must live on the LLC floor your first year.

What is the time commitment and does an LLC go beyond the first year?

Every LLC requires your enrollment in a 2 credit hour weekly class each quarter, which includes your participation in a year-long work service learning project. In addition you are expected to participate in formal events throughout the quarter related to your LLC theme. You'll of course enjoy the spontaneous friendships and activities that emerge on the floor adding to the many opportunities you have for social networking.

Do I still apply for Housing?

Yes! You should apply for Housing as soon as you are accepted to DU. The LLC office will then notify Housing of your acceptance into an LLC so that you are placed on the correct floor.