Honors Global House

Global House is an Honors College transnational community of international and US-based students who are online learners in academic year 2020-21. Its membership encompasses first-year, continuing, domestic, and international students. The purpose of Global House is to create a sense of belonging to the Purdue and Honors community, regardless of where Boilermakers are located.

Composition and Structure

Global House members are located across multiple time zones, states, and countries.

Countries represented in alphabetical order:

  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Macau
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Global House is the newest addition to the Honors College's House System. Honors Houses are intellectual and social communities that enable our students and faculty to forge stronger connections with each other. The houses offer events, activities, and camaraderie for all Honors College students. Global House will facilitate these points of community-building in the virtual space by providing variety of activities to introduce our new beginners to Purdue and the Honors College as well as support our continuing students maintain their connection with the university and the Honors College.

Programs

The Global House Peer Mentor Program comprises both domestic and international students who are committed to building community with their fellow Boilermakers who are not physically present on campus. Specifically, the mentor program focuses on new beginners/first-year students who will be online learners in academic year 2020-21. The program is structured as group mentoring, such that each group will have 2-3 mentors and 3-4 mentees.

Mentors are upper-division students who help mentees adjust to life as a college student, life as a Purdue student, and online classes at Purdue and at an American institution. Mentors also help students develop a sense of belonging to the Boilermaker and Honors College community, which is particularly important as mentees are not physically present on campus and are first time Purdue students.

The Global House Social Hour is an opportunity to interact casually with your fellow Global House peers and other students in the Honors College. During Social Hours, you can get to know your peers, play games, such as Jeopardy and Pictionary, or just chat and catch up.

Global House hosts Personal and Professional Development Workshops that emphasize a range of topics meant to meet the needs/interests of all of our members. These workshops will take the form of one-person presentations or panel presentations.

  1. To help first year students orient themselves to Purdue and the Honors College;
  2. To support all our members in making progress in the Honors Curriculum; and
  3. To enrich all of our members' personal and professional development.