Global Residential College

Explore issues related to globalization and culture in this interconnected age.

Learn how the modern world came to be and understand its successes and problems. Learn how to initiate change. Challenge your beliefs and look beyond the conventional.

Global College Student Staff


Matthew Dutton, Junior Fellow

Matthew Dutton, Junior Fellow

"Global is about understanding the flows and movement of our hyper-globalized world, and the college embodies that. Meaning, there is no cookie cutter Global student. For my year, each member of the community had their own experiences of the events that were being discussed in class. For me, the college provided many opportunities to branch out and create a space for me at Bucknell. Without it, I know my first year experience would have been drastically different. Go Global!"

Hometown: Acton, Mass.
Major: undecided
mjd053@bucknell.edu

Dasha Kostyuchek, Junior Fellow

Dasha Kostyuchek, Junior Fellow

"Res College was truly an awesome experience! Not only did I make some of my closest friends while building a sense of community during class and field trips, but I was given many opportunities, such as taking on a leadership position as junior fellow or joining alumni housing. In Global we learn about different global affairs which is great for staying in touch with the rest of the world and interconnecting the Bucknell community with others. If you’re unsure about what you want to do, becoming a part of Res College is great for exploring different interests."

Hometown: Horsham, Pa.
Major: neuroscience
dk031@bucknell.edu

Global College Alumni


Global Residential College

Doug Lebda '92

Frustrated by the process of getting his first mortgage, in 1996 Lebda founded LendingTree.com, which revolutionized the way consumers shop for mortgages and how lenders reach new customers.

Speaking of Success: Doug Lebda '92

Foundation Seminar Course Choices


Problems Without Passports: Global Challenges and Opportunities

This course will examine some of the most critical global issues confronting an ever increasingly interdependent international community. In this regard, the course has two primary objectives. First, students will learn how a select number of contemporary issues are tied to various trans-historical economic, social, and political processes. Second, we will critically explore how these current issues are producing different types of opportunities and challenges for individuals, societies, and states.

Some of the themes that will be explored throughout the semester are events and patterns instrumental in the development of the global system, human rights, conflict, global resources and sustainability, political economy, identity, and demography/migration.

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