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Global Design Connection

New International Students

As an incoming international student, you will be able to meet current Design students and other new international students. You will also have a faculty or staff member in your Design family. The faculty or staff member will be happy to be a resource 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 sign up, 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.