HLS Living-Learning Center

Join a globally conscious community

Looking for the best way to connect with a diverse group of classmates from around the world? Fascinated by world languages and cultures? Join the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Living-Learning Center (HLS LLC)!

The HLS LLC is a tight-knit residential community of engaged, globally-minded students just like you. Located on the fourth floor of Spruce Hall, one of IU’s most modern facilities, the LLC puts you on the path to global leadership through a tailored program of activities, trips, and professional development.

At the LLC, students cultivate an atmosphere of respect and knowledge built on mutual support and the vibrant exchange of ideas. As an LLC member, you will have special opportunities to learn from and network with VIP visitors, HLS faculty, and your LLC peers. Through participation in discussions of critical international issues, culture nights that showcase diverse traditions, and excursions that explore global issues in the local environment and beyond, you will build your profile as a global leader.

Fast facts

  • The LLC is open to students of all majors at all stages in their undergraduate journey.
  • Hamilton Lugar School Direct Admits receive preferential consideration.
  • Need-based scholarships are available to help with housing and academic costs.

How to apply

Are you an incoming first-year or transfer student, or a returning LLC resident? You're eligible to apply!

  1. Say yes to IU, and then reserve your seat by submitting your enrollment deposit.
  2. In early February, keep an eye out for an email from IU Housing Operations and Assignments with information regarding IU’s Housing Application. Once the Housing Application is open, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible because applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. On your application, you will be able to select your housing preferences, which is where you can choose the HLS LLC.
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  3. Our team will be in touch in April with early admittance decisions. Please note: If you submit your enrollment deposit after April 1, you are still encouraged to apply, but you may not have your admittance decision until after May 1.

2024-25 housing applications

Housing for incoming students

All first-year undergraduate students are required to live in university housing for at least two semesters. To apply, choose the HLS LLC as your top preference on your IU housing application. Then, complete and submit the supplemental HLS LLC application.

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Housing for current students

The housing sign-up process for current students begins on October 1.

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Life in the LLC

Spruce Hall offers enhanced room types. To offset these additional costs, LLC students are eligible to apply for need-based scholarships. Additional perks include:

  • 10-minute walk to HLS
  • Engaged and active student community
  • Two shared kitchenettes
  • Printers and computer lab
  • Recreation room
  • Music practice rooms
Resident academic requirements
  • HLS LLC students are required to take the HLS LLC Seminar, a 1-credit course on observing culture through the senses that meets once a week during the Fall Semester with the HLS LLC Director.
  • Students are also required to choose one 3-credit course in the Hamilton Lugar School.

Please note: You do not need to be a major within the Hamilton Lugar School to apply for the HLS LLC.

Our team

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Kerry Mitchell

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Samson Lotven
Associate Director

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Questions? Contact us!