What could you do with a whole community behind you?
The college transition is a lot more fun when you are part of a learning community. Think of this group as a network of instant study buddies. With the help of these peer mentors, you will become part of a community that takes courses together, shares learning experiences and connects with faculty who are all passionate about global resources. Want to get others involved in the GRS community at Iowa State? Check out the GRS Ambassador Program when you meet with your faculty mentor.
There are benefits to being part of a learning community outside of the classroom, too. GRS students enjoy movie nights, football games, potlucks, climbing the rock wall at State Gym and many other fun activities. Whether you’re a first-year student or fourth-year senior, you won’t want to miss out on the friendships and learning experiences that the Globe Learning Community provides.
Anne DingesByron, IL
By double majoring in Global Resource Systems and Agronomy, Anne is learning technical, scientific, and soft skills while expanding her global perspective. She finds that GRS provides a different dimension of learning, in and out of the classroom.
Last summer, she could confidently say she had friends on five different continents, in countries that sometimes she even had to look up on a map! The GRS community is full of versatile people who will make a difference in their fields both here and abroad. Anne enjoys getting to plan activities for the GRS learning community, getting to know this growing group of people, and see where people jump around the globe.
Ellen OsterhausJackson, Michigan
“I chose GRS because I want to work on global issues relating to sustainability,” Ellen says. Ellen’s favorite memory within the major was being a service-learner in Uganda over the summer. Ellen is looking forward to interacting with the GRS students at the learning community events!
Katelyn FrtizRunnells, Iowa
“I want to take my agronomy skills and apply them in a way that I can make a difference in the world. GRS is the perfect major to show me how to do this. I enjoy being in a smaller major as we are able to get to know everyone really well and make personal connections with both the students and professors”
Amanda De Carvalho
Amanda De CarvalhoBayamon, Puerto Rico
“Ever since I started in the Globe Major, I instantly felt at home. This major feels like a small family where you get to personally know everyone and everyone gets to know you,” Amanda says. So far, Amanda has served as a GLOBE Leadership Fellow, GLOBE Peer Mentor, and a GLOBE Ambassador. Amanda has been able to intern on St.John (U.S Virgin Islands) and with Cargill working in sustainability. With this major, Amanda has been able to visit different cultures and intern in amazing places.