Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

International LLC


At this time, the International LLC has been sunset for the 2023-2024 academic year. We hope to have this LLC as an option for the 2024-2025 academic year. More information regarding joining this LLC will be made available in the Spring Semester



The International Living-Learning Community (ILLC) connects students closely with faculty and staff, challenging students to critically examine their experiences through a global lens and gain an understanding of cultures and perspectives other than their own. The ILLC will accomplish this by connecting students with Loyola and the greater Chicago community through an international lens, using conversations, art, reflection, and exploration.

At the end of one year in the International Living-Learning Community, students will be able to:

1. Discuss important elements of a culture and/or religion other than one's own

2. Create connections between international and domestic students

3. Explore the Loyola and Chicago communities from an international perspective

4. Articulate at least two important areas of global ethical concern

5. Demonstrate how to have meaningful conversations about global issues

6. Reflect on observations and experiences with people from cultures and identities different than one’s own

International LLC Point of Contact

Marian Carlson (mcarl2@luc.edu), Associate Director, Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Course Instructors

Catherine Nichols (cnichols@luc.edu) – LLC Linked Course Instructor

Tyler Jung (tjung2@luc.edu) – LLC UNIV Instructor

Academic Advisors

Tyler Jung (tjung2@luc.edu)

Required Courses

Participants will be placed in a specific UNIV 101 course that corresponds with

the LLC theme as well as one other core class (“Linked Course”).

General Questions? Email: ResLife@luc.edu