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Global Design Connection

Current Design Students

As an experienced student, you will be able to help new international students integrate into the College of Design and ISU community. You will have an opportunity to share your culture and learn about others while participating in group events and activities. You will also have a faculty or staff member in your Design Family who will be happy to answer questions and will be looking forward to getting to know you better in this small group setting.

Fall 2017 GDC Events:

  • August: Welcome picnic / Meet your Design family
  • September: Attend Club Fest and a TBD service/outdoor activity
  • October: Pumpkin patch trip and pumpkin carving
  • November: Thanksgiving meal
  • December: Cookie decorating


  • Attendance at all GDC events is required.
  • Highly encouraged to meet with your Design family outside of the required events.
  • Check the Global Design Connection Facebook page for other events to attend.


  • Expand social networks
  • Increase cultural awareness
  • Learn to work and communicate in a group setting
  • Develop leadership and mentoring skills

To apply, please fill out this form.

If you have questions about the program or the form, please contact Jen Hogan at or stop by 290 Design.