Global Thinkers

The Marymount University Global Thinkers (MUGT) is a residential learning community. Its mission is to  foster cultural competence by cultivating appreciation and sensitivity of different cultures, so that students learn to interact in respectful and tolerant dialogues with individuals and groups of diverse values and faiths. Also, residents will be given  the opportunity to develop a strong sense of social responsibility by engaging in local and global service projects that promote social justice.

Members who choose to live in this community are engaged in a number of cross-cultural programs and experiences to enhance their  intercultural compentence  to  promote social justice across borders.

About the MUGT Community Floor

This community is for both U.S. and international students and is located in Gerard Hall. Capitalizing on the diversity of the Marymount community, this floor offers a more formal and centralized place where students can engage with one another and share their cultures. In addition, this floor serves as a support system to help new students both from abroad and the United States adjust to college life.

General Expectations for Residents

To be a part of the MUGT community, you must be an undergraduate student with an interest in experiencing on-campus life with a cross-cultural theme. Students must be open to interactions with other students with respect to their cultural backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs.

Community members are expected to support and participate in globally themed programs, discussions and experiences. Residents must attend at  least two cultural events each academic semester, get involved in one service activity and participate in one writen reflection or discussion on a global topic in order to receive a certificate of MU Global Thinker Resident. Students who attend four cultural events and also take leadership in organizing a cross-cultural program on campus will receive a certificate of MU Global Thinker Leadership at the end of the academic year. Join us on Facebook for details about events throughout the academic year.

Become a Part of MUGT

To apply for MUGT, go to (this is the MU portal). Login with your username and password. Your login name is the first part of your MU email address (do not include the The password is the password you selected when you activated your MU email account. If you have problems, please contact MU Information Technology Services at (703) 526-6990.

After logging into the portal, a series of links will appear in the top left corner of the section titled “QuickLaunch Navigation.” Select the StarRez logo.  For step by step instructions on each application page, please review online instructions available here.


International Student Services

Gerard Hall, Room 1014
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4299 U.S.A.

Phone: 703-526-6922
What's app: 571-422-1009