BSC International Floor
The International Floor (I-Floor) in Hanson houses 24 students: 12 American students and 12 International students. The hall is co-ed but the suites (2 rooms which share 1 bathroom) are either male or female. The mission of the I-Floor is to facilitate intercultural interaction and to create a natural environment where friendships and knowledge of other cultures develop through the process of daily living and communication. The I-Floor is also the centralized residential place where people with international interests can find community.
I-Floor applications are due in the Sklenar Center for International Programs by Friday, March 11th. Interviews will be conducted before Friday, March 25th when the selection of residents will be finalized.
We invite all interested students to apply. If you have any questions about the I-Floor or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Ledvina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The International Floor is:
- A residential space where international students and American students meet, live, and engage with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect that promotes the exchange of ideas and friendship between people of all cultures and backgrounds.
- An intentional community interested in intercultural learning and exchange.
- A community responsible for assisting in the coordination of cross-cultural events on campus in conjunction with the Sklenar Center for International Programs (SCIP).
- To provide an opportunity to engage in intercultural learning locally.
- To continue conversations and explorations ignited during BSC student travels, classroom discussions, intellectual and cultural events, service-learning projects, internships, etc.
- To support international students and exchange students studying here at BSC.
Type of Resident Desired
- Individuals open to gaining new and different perspectives of other cultures
- Individuals that respect the ethnic background of all residents
- Individuals who are considerate and willing to maintain a cooperative open environment
- Residents will adhere to the BSC alcohol policy
- Residents will participate in floor programming and events
- Residents will attend weekly floor meetings
- Residents will honor floor quiet hours
- Residents will keep music, movies, voices, and other noise at a respectful level, maintaining an atmosphere conducive to studying
- Residents will initially try to resolve conflict or differences one on one. If a mutually satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, then the two parties will agree on an appropriate third party (RA, HD, HA, etc.) to intercede. No room changes can be made without the approval of Residence Life.
Submitting an application commits the resident to active participation in the international community that is being supported.