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Living Learning Communities

Find a community that's just right for you! 

Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) are year-long programs for students who share similar interests, academic, and personal goals to grow—together. As a participant, you’ll live alongside your peers in a contiguous block of rooms within Lions Gate and can participate in special academic and social opportunities developed by Penn State Abington faculty and staff. 

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Global Village

Did you know that ten percent of Penn State Abington students are international students, and they come from more than forty countries worldwide? 

As a member of the Global Village community, you’ll live alongside students who share an interest in global and local perspectives as you:

  • build meaningful intercultural relationships through the exploration of cultures, beliefs, and ideas in a supportive environment 
  • engage with clubs and organizations, intercultural events, and service projects in local communities 
  • participate in programming supporting the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global blueprint for peace, prosperity, and an end to poverty and other deprivations
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A first-generation student is a college student whose parents/guardians have not obtained a degree from a four-year college or university in the United States.

Being among the “first” can be the most exciting—and most challenging—time in your academic career. By joining the FirstGen community, you’ll discover 

  • a supportive environment where students—like you—can connect and share their diverse backgrounds and learning experiences 
  • resources for academic and personal development 
  • strategies for self-advocacy and overall success

To request an assignment to either one of these communities, please go to and update your preferences.