Located in Newman Hall, the World offers a unique living experience for both international and domestic students. This housing option is designed to foster community as well as provide a home-away-from-home during university break periods.
The World is designed to allow students to live in a cross-cultural setting. Special programs such as language conversation groups, the International Friendship Host program, foreign films and international cooking are some of the activities which may enhance your living experience.
Many students do not go home during university break periods (Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break). The World allows you to remain in your room during break periods for a nominal fee, saving you the expense of flying home or finding a temporary place to live. Newman Hall is close to the library and downtown Blacksburg, making it an excellent choice for those who do not have cars.
A modified kitchen with cooking and dining space is available throughout the year so that you may prepare special meals (all residents are still required to have a dining plan). This kitchen will also be available for use during periods when the dining centers are closed.
There is a course associated with the World Program, First-Year Seminar Course, EDHL 2984. The course is taught by faculty from the Cranwell International Center and is only available to new international students at this time.
Students who typically live in the World have international backgrounds; are wishing to prepare for or are just returning from study abroad opportunities; are interested in learning more about different cultures, beliefs, and countries; are interested in gaining practical experience in international affairs; or, are interested in being more involved with the Cranwell International Center and other diverse groups at Virginia Tech.