Learning Communities

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.

Peer Mentors

Anne Dinges

Anne Dinges

Byron, Illinois
Global Resource Systems & Agronomy

“I came to Iowa State as an agronomy major with hopes of entering the Peace Corps after college. When I found out about GRS, I couldn’t add it as a second major fast enough! I found a group of passionate people who I look up to and strive to be like. Everyone in this community cares deeply about something and has the capabilities and determination to accomplish their goals.”

Ellen Osterhaus

Ellen Osterhaus

Jackson, Michigan
Global Resource Systems & Agricultural Engineering

“I like that everyone in the Globe Community is so friendly and welcoming. I feel like I’ve really found my family at ISU. I enjoy helping others and am passionate about Globe so I thought both of those qualities translated well into being a Peer Mentor.”

Emily Zagula

Emily Zagula

Mundelein, Illinois
Global Resource Systems, Environmental Studies, and Food & Society

“I love that the GRS community is so close yet has a wide variety of interests. You can really get to know a lot of other “globies” and exposure to many different topics. GRS has helped provide so many opportunities for me and I want to help others get involved and have those opportunities as well!”

Allie Wilson

Allie Wilson

Howell, New Jersey
Global Resource Systems, Animal Science, and Sustainability

“What I enjoy most about the GRS community is how tight-knit it is. We bond so much through activities and classes that it feels like we are a big family. I wanted to be a peer mentor because I wanted to help make the GRS community the best it could be!”