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Global House Structure

global-house-structure.pngGlobal House Members

Students of all years can opt into Global House. Members are grouped into “families” and engage in regular interactions with a transnational group of students guided by Global House Leaders.

Global House also brings all members together for large-scale programs, providing a mix of small group and broad-scale opportunities for engagement.

Global House Leaders

Global House Leaders work in pairs with Global House families and help shape the fun and learning that happens through the year. Leaders are drawn from advanced students across the university, both within and outside the John Martinson Honors College. Recruitment for leaders happens in the spring semester each year.

Leaders are actively engaged in developing their own intercultural competencies and receive training in inter-cultural reflection. They lead and organize programming for their assigned families and for Global House as a whole.

Global House Council

The Council works closely with faculty advisors and student leaders to plan and execute Global House activities.

The Global House Council for 2021-22 is:

Chengyu Bi, College of Science

Chengyu Bi is a junior from Fort Wayne, Indiana majoring in biology with minors in psychology and classical studies. She served as a Global House peer mentor last year and is excited to see Global House grow as it takes on a renewed format this fall. Outside of Global House, she is an undergraduate researcher, teaching intern, and member of the Purdue Student Union Board. She has lived in three different countries.

Lara Chuppe, College of Science


Lara Chuppe is a junior majoring in computer science and biology from South Bend, Indiana. At Purdue, she has been involved in College Mentors for Kids, Global Science Partners, and several volunteer tutoring programs. Her favorite parts of Global House are the community and the friendships she forms with other members.

Maesa Ogas, College of Liberal Arts, College of Agriculture

Maesa Ogas is a senior in the John Martinson Honors College majoring in Food Science and German. She has been with Global House since its beginning and has loved seeing it grow and flourish into the community it is today.

Chau (Cindy) Phan, College of Pharmacy

Chau (Cindy) Phan is a student in Purdue’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. She was born in Vietnam and moved frequently. She currently lives in Noblesville, Indiana. Her hobbies are traveling, cooking, thrifting, and discovering new music. She’s excited to promote cultural vitality and foster an inclusive environment at Purdue University through Global House and other activities.


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