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Global Roommate Program

Program Description 

The Global Roommate program is designed for domestic and international students to provide meaningful interactions and cultivate intercultural competency as part of a collaboration between The Center for Global Engagement (CGE)  and Residential Education and Housing (REH).The program is for St. Norbert College second, third and fourth year students.

Why you should be part of the program

  • Cultivate relationships with students from other cultures around the world
  • In the spirit of Communio, this is an opportunity to provide radical hospitality for international students
  • Gain useful global competency skills that can be used for personal and professional goals

Questions? Please contact the Office of Residential Education and Housing at housing@snc.edu or 920-403-3360.

Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS

How to apply:

There is a two part application process. Each student will complete an individual application that is located by selecting the APPLY NOW icon. After the completion of individual applications, group members will complete a group application. The group application will be sent in an email link after a student completes their individual application.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, March 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF FINAL SELECTION DECISIONS BY: Monday, March 9 at 4:00p.m.

Selection Criteria:
  • Balance of background and commitment to global/international experiences
  • Campus commitments
  • International/intercultural experiences
  • Major/Minor (academic interest)
  • Quality of application
  • Have they made a convincing case that this is an experience they truly desire
Applying groups may be asked to have a short meeting with the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and REH staff prior to being selected for the program.

Global Roommates Group/Double Application

Whether you are a group or a single student applying to have international roommates, students need to complete an application TOGETHER. (ONE APPLICATION PER GROUP). This application will be reviewed with a rubric and the committee will select the groups who match the criteria to move forward with potential interviews and/or placements. Before you continue apply, please keep in mind the following "Global Roommate" parameters and expectations:
  • Selected participant's housing will be assigned prior to the regular housing lottery selection process.
  • Housing options for second year students may include (with exceptions) MMM, VMC, St Joseph Double, Burke Double, Sensenbrenner Triple.
  • Housing options for third and fourth year students may include (with exceptions) Premontre/Xanten, College Houses, Gries Hall, Hugh Hall, St Joseph Double, Carriage House, Townhouses, Burke Double, VMC Hall.
  • Maximum of up to TWO international students can be assigned to an applying group, or ONE international student if you are applying alone.
  • Be aware that your roommate may not be fluent in English.
  • All members of the group are expected to meet Student Judicial Affairs requirements and applicants on Disciplinary Probation may be subject to further screening.
  • Most importantly, this program comes with the expectation that you will engage with the international roommate(s) in ways that help them acclimate, get involved, and feel welcomed here at SNC.

 

 

Qualifications

To participate in the Global Roommate Program, students must meet the following qualifications:
All applying roommates are expected to meet Student Judicial Affairs requirements. Applicants who are on Disciplinary Probation are subject to further screening and could be disqualified from the program if deemed appropriate. If a conduct incident occurs while the international student is attending SNC, a required meeting with CGE and REH may take place to determine if it is best for you to remain as part of the program.
  • Students must have reached second, third or fourth year status when they move-in.
  • All members should be in good academic standing, defined in the Citizen as a cumulative grade point average above 2.0.
  • Registered SNC student: All individuals listed on the application must be enrolled students at St. Norbert College registered for 12 or more credits at the time of application.

 

Expectations

International Roommate Program Expectations

This program involves some (limited) required attendance of supportive campus events/programs and communication with trained REH and CGE student and/or professional staff. This may include a welcoming social for all participating global roommates groups, filling out two quick "check-in" forms during the first semester, and completing a final evaluation of the experience at the end of the term/year.

We expect that you will respond in a timely manner to emails sent to you by the student or professional staff of REH and CGE regarding emails that pertain to the global roommate program.

You may not receive an international roommate initially. If you do not, we may have mid-semester or mid-year international students to house. As participants in the program, REH reserves the right to ask that you keep the extra bed/room space vacant for these students, unless we inform you otherwise.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, this program comes with the expectation that you will engage with your international roommate(s) in ways that help them acclimate, get involved, and feel welcomed.

  • Showing minimal (expected) effort may include, but is not limited to, the following: Showing the international student around the residence hall/room, going over roommate and communication expectations (including their thoughts/ideas), making sure you communicate that they can come to you for questions, inviting them along for roommate activities if you have them (E.G. meals, gym time, grocery runs, etc.), notifying someone from CGE or REH if you or your international roommate(s) are experiencing issues or an emergency, and asking them about their expectations of their study abroad experience and doing what you realistically can do to help them reach those goals.

If we find that these minimal efforts to include/engage are not being made, you may be required to meet with the Community Assistant (CA) assigned to focus on the engagement and inclusion of international students. This CA will also be available to assist with questions and concerns you have throughout the year.

Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS

How to apply:

There is a two part application process. Each student will complete an individual application that is located by selecting the APPLY NOW icon. After the completion of individual applications, group members will complete a group application. The group application will be sent in an email link after a student completes their individual application.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, March 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF FINAL SELECTION DECISIONS BY: Monday, March 9 at 4:00p.m.

Selection Criteria:
  • Balance of background and commitment to global/international experiences
  • Campus commitments
  • International/intercultural experiences
  • Major/Minor (academic interest)
  • Quality of application
  • Have they made a convincing case that this is an experience they truly desire
Applying groups may be asked to have a short meeting with the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and REH staff prior to being selected for the program.

Global Roommates Group/Double Application

Whether you are a group or a single student applying to have international roommates, students need to complete an application TOGETHER. (ONE APPLICATION PER GROUP). This application will be reviewed with a rubric and the committee will select the groups who match the criteria to move forward with potential interviews and/or placements. Before you continue apply, please keep in mind the following "Global Roommate" parameters and expectations:
  • Selected participant's housing will be assigned prior to the regular housing lottery selection process.
  • Housing options for second year students may include (with exceptions) MMM, VMC, St Joseph Double, Burke Double, Sensenbrenner Triple.
  • Housing options for third and fourth year students may include (with exceptions) Premontre/Xanten, College Houses, Gries Hall, Hugh Hall, St Joseph Double, Carriage House, Townhouses, Burke Double, VMC Hall.
  • Maximum of up to TWO international students can be assigned to an applying group, or ONE international student if you are applying alone.
  • Be aware that your roommate may not be fluent in English.
  • All members of the group are expected to meet Student Judicial Affairs requirements and applicants on Disciplinary Probation may be subject to further screening.
  • Most importantly, this program comes with the expectation that you will engage with the international roommate(s) in ways that help them acclimate, get involved, and feel welcomed here at SNC.

 

 

Qualifications

To participate in the Global Roommate Program, students must meet the following qualifications:
All applying roommates are expected to meet Student Judicial Affairs requirements. Applicants who are on Disciplinary Probation are subject to further screening and could be disqualified from the program if deemed appropriate. If a conduct incident occurs while the international student is attending SNC, a required meeting with CGE and REH may take place to determine if it is best for you to remain as part of the program.
  • Students must have reached second, third or fourth year status when they move-in.
  • All members should be in good academic standing, defined in the Citizen as a cumulative grade point average above 2.0.
  • Registered SNC student: All individuals listed on the application must be enrolled students at St. Norbert College registered for 12 or more credits at the time of application.

 

Expectations

International Roommate Program Expectations

This program involves some (limited) required attendance of supportive campus events/programs and communication with trained REH and CGE student and/or professional staff. This may include a welcoming social for all participating global roommates groups, filling out two quick "check-in" forms during the first semester, and completing a final evaluation of the experience at the end of the term/year.

We expect that you will respond in a timely manner to emails sent to you by the student or professional staff of REH and CGE regarding emails that pertain to the global roommate program.

You may not receive an international roommate initially. If you do not, we may have mid-semester or mid-year international students to house. As participants in the program, REH reserves the right to ask that you keep the extra bed/room space vacant for these students, unless we inform you otherwise.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, this program comes with the expectation that you will engage with your international roommate(s) in ways that help them acclimate, get involved, and feel welcomed.

  • Showing minimal (expected) effort may include, but is not limited to, the following: Showing the international student around the residence hall/room, going over roommate and communication expectations (including their thoughts/ideas), making sure you communicate that they can come to you for questions, inviting them along for roommate activities if you have them (E.G. meals, gym time, grocery runs, etc.), notifying someone from CGE or REH if you or your international roommate(s) are experiencing issues or an emergency, and asking them about their expectations of their study abroad experience and doing what you realistically can do to help them reach those goals.

If we find that these minimal efforts to include/engage are not being made, you may be required to meet with the Community Assistant (CA) assigned to focus on the engagement and inclusion of international students. This CA will also be available to assist with questions and concerns you have throughout the year.

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