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Madison International Learning Community
...for students from the United States and around the world who want to live and learn together as global citizens.
Madison International consists of approximately 30 new JMU students who live in a residence hall and 30 returning JMU students who live on and off campus. These 60 or so MI participants, both US and non US student residents, form a tight-knit community forged around everyone's academic major and provides the opportunity for real world engagement. The new JMU MI participants are matched with a returning JMU student (MI participant) to help them better navigate the campus and refer them to the many resources available to help them become successful "enlightened citizens," but also so that they can share their passion about different cultures, languages and countries together.
The mission of the Madison International Learning Community is to connect in community, to integrate global and local issues, and to act with intercultural competence so they may
- Think and act locally and globally.
- Learn from and contribute to the multiple communities in which they are embedded.
- Cultivate the values and competencies of informed and enlightened global citizens who are prepared to lead productive and meaningful lives.
The community aspect of the MI Learning Community not only relies on the shared passion and interest for languages, cultures, and countries of its participants, but also on shared experiences and on the principle that everyone in the community has a voice. For these reasons anyone can opt to serve on the MI Student Community Board to positively impact the MI and larger JMU communities by implementing programs and events as well as shaping the focus of MI!
The Madison International learning community provides an extraordinary opportunity for a diverse cohort of international and American student-residents to learn from and about each other through a series of exciting experiential and classroom-based activities including, but not limited to, the following:
- intercultural programs and other special events (e.g., road trips, distinguished lectures, socials);
- service learning opportunities (e.g., alternate spring break that support diversity and community development);
Both new and returning JMU MI participants participate together in:
- UNST 150: Global Living and Learning: Madison International (1 credit per semester, fall and spring semesters)
All repeating MI participants participate together in:
- UNST 151: Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: A Guided Tour for Global Citizens (3 credits, fall semester only),
- UNST 150: Global Living and Learning: Madison International (1 credits, spring semester only),
Do you have any questions or want more information? Check out Madison International’s webpage and feel free to contact 540-568-7314 for more information about Madison International.
You may also contact The Office of Residence Life or at 540-568-4767.
Please review the MI Honor statement. You will be signing this statement when you sign up for a room.
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