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Global Leaders: Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE)

Global Leaders: Orange and Blue Engagement

GLOBE connects Blue members (experienced domestic and international students) with Orange members (new international students) and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events.

The goal of GLOBE is provide opportunities for domestic and international students to network and develop leadership skills, and “help all students develop global awareness and cultural competency," as outlined in the strategic plan of the University of Illinois.

Goal:

  • Promote communication between international and domestic students
  • Build international friendships
  • Globalize UIUC campus

How GLOBE works:

  • GLOBE coordinators team up the participants into groups 4-6 students
  • Blue members will be in contact with Orange members prior and during the semester
  • Orange and Blue members will meet for their own planned activities throughout the semester
  • The group members will meet as a group for at least one hour each week AND
    attend all four monthly GLOBE sponsored events. GLOBE members may only miss one (1) GLOBE sponsored event
  • The groups will be invited to other events on and off campus

Requirements for Blue members:
(No second language skills or international experience required.)

  • Be a full time student
  • MUST be in their second year at UIUC or higher for undergrad; Graduate students MUST be in their second semester or higher at UIUC.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA
  • Be involved in the campus community through extracurricular, part time employment, volunteering or other endeavors
  • Have a sincere interest in helping others and building friendships
  • Respect for cultural differences and an interest in learning about the needs of international students
  • Commit at least 1 hour per week throughout the one semester and be willing to commit more time at the beginning of the semester
  • Contact one of the GLOBE coordinators if you have concerns

Apply to be a Blue member here.
Reminder: For undergraduate GLOBE returnees, you must re-apply for Orange as a second-semester student. After that, you may apply for Blue. For graduate GLOBE returnees, you may re-apply for Orange or Blue.

Requirements for Orange members:

  • Be an incoming international student at U of I, in their first semester at UIUC (unless as a returning Orange member).
  • Regularly communicate and meet with Blue members before and after arrival
  • Have a sincere interest in sharing one’s culture and building relationships
  • Have an Interest in getting involved in campus life
  • Commit at least 1 hour per week throughout the semester
  • Contact one of the GLOBE coordinators if you have concerns

Apply to be an Orange member here.
Reminder: For undergraduate GLOBE returnees, you must re-apply for Orange as a second-semester student. After that, you may apply for Blue. For graduate GLOBE returnees, you may re-apply for Orange or Blue.

For inquiries, please email oiir-ie@illinois.edu.