Global Exploration LLC FAQs

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1. What is the Global LLC?

A Living Learning Community (LLC) houses first-year students in a residence hall and offers academic and extracurricular activities and events focused on a specified common interest. The activities and events for the Global LLC focus on issues related to global affairs and developing intercultural competency. The typical number of students belonging to an LLC is about 28. Living in an LLC will make the social and academic transition to college life easier for students, enrich the academic experience, provide a supportive environment for students, and help foster friendships.

2. Who can participate in the Global LLC?

The Global LLC is open to first and second-year students of all majors and programs. The Global LLC is the perfect place for any student who is curious about the world.

3. Is the Global LLC only open to international students and students who plan on studying abroad?

No, the Global LLC is open to all first and second-year students. Many of the experiential learning activities that Global LLC students participate in will prepare them for a globalized world in the same way we prepare students to study abroad. While the Global LLC is an excellent fit for students who are interested in studying abroad or international students, it is not a requirement.

4. Is the Global LLC only for certain majors?

No, the Global LLC welcomes students from all majors. It offers programming that will be beneficial to all students, regardless of intellectual interests or career aspirations. 

5. How many students live in the Global LLC?

The Global LLC is located in a wing of a residence hall. Typically a wing houses 28-30 students.

6. Which hall is the Global LLC located in?

The Global LLC will be located in the newly renovated Dobson Hall. Dobson Hall is the largest traditional hall and very popular with students. Students who choose to participate in an LLC are required to live in the hall designated for their LLC in order to participate in the LLC programming.

7. What are the benefits of living in the Global LLC?

Living in the Global LLC provides students with a supportive community to build relationships, study, and connect with faculty outside of the classroom. At the end of the program, students will have developed deep friendships and have made important social connections which will support their successful student career at UW-Platteville.

8. Will I be separated from other students if I live in the Global LLC?

No. Although the Global LLC provides a living space for students to develop strong friendships with others who have similar interests, it is important to remember that you will be living in a large residence hall on campus and will have access to all programming provided by the hall. You will have classes with other students and have the option to join any extracurricular activities which are offered on campus. Living in an LLC is a complement, or enhancement, to your UW-Platteville college experience.

9. Does it cost extra to live in the Global LLC?

Yes, there is a one-time fee of $100 to participate in any UW-Platteville LLCs. This fee covers the cost of increased staffing, special events, and enhanced faculty and academic resources. The room rate for the residence hall is the same as living in any traditional hall. 

10. Who should I contact with questions about the Global LLC?

Please contact Alyssa Shaff, Program Coordinator, at or 608.342.6151 or Robin Gore, Assistant Director of Residence Life, at or 608.342.1845 with any questions.

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