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Kyle Johnson
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Sophomore LLC 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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lmmersive Learning Experiences

Living-Learning Communities(LLCs)are immersive learning experiences designed to bring students with common academic interests together for heightened intellectual and social success. LLCs assist students by placing them in close-knit living environments that support scholastic success, cultivate safe and supportive environments, encourage personal growth, and foster social responsibility. The ultimate goal is to help students mature into the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, so they can become leaders here at AU and beyond.

Why a Sophomore LLC?

Students in their Sophomore year of college often encounter many choices that can affect the remainder of their college years. These choices range from their major(s)/minor(s), study abroad experiences, and social connections. Our Sophomore Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at AU prepare and support students through these decisions, and create an environment where students feel at home through their informal staff, faculty, and peer interactions, and immersive experiences that connect what students are doing in the classroom to their living environment at AU and in the greater DC area. Students in a Sophomore LLC are able to continue evolving into the person who they want to be by building onto the important foundations of their first year of college.

Benefits of Living in an LLC

  • Connect with individual faculty members outside of the classroom
  • Engage in programs, events, and networking opportunities that are exclusively for LLC students
  • Develop close connections with peers also a part of the LLC
  • Fulfill degree requirements
  • Receive guaranteed on-campus housing

Sophomore Living-Learning Communities for AY 22-23

How can we meaningfully engage with other cultures? What roles can we play to bridge the spaces between communities and continents? Rising sophomores in the School of International Service, who live in the Interculturalist Sophomore Living-Learning Community, are a part of a cohort of students exploring the myriad ways culture influences who we are, what we think, and how we experience the world. Washington, DC is one of the most international cities in the world, serving as a perfect laboratory for all seeking to deepen their understanding of, and appreciation for, other cultures and themselves.

Click here to learn more about Interculturalist Sophomore LLC