Putting a Global Twist on the Freshman Experience

The Global Engagement Learning Community (LC) puts a global twist on the freshman experience at St. Edward's and life in Austin. We bring our diverse and thriving city into the classroom and extend the university experience into Austin and beyond. "Connecting the Global with the Local" is our motto.

In this LC, you'll explore a variety of cultural and political topics in global contexts through your academic work and social engagement. Our range of seminars and extracurricular activities across the city offer students many opportunities to study and tackle diverse social issues first-hand. Whether it be by studying a foreign film, sampling global cuisine, or taking in an art exhibit in downtown Austin, students in this LC will learn how a global perspective can help us tackle problems at the local level and vice-versa.

Fall 2023 classes

Below is a list of classes available for the fall 2023 semester. 

Quick Facts

Capacity: 80
Founded: 2017

Signature Events

Students in the Global Engagement LC learn about other cultures — on campus and in Austin — through cultural food cooking demonstrations, trips to museums and viewing international films.