• Welcome to GPALC!

Global and Public Affairs Living-Learning Community

at Florida State University

Are you an incoming first-year student interested in the social sciences and looking to live on campus? The Global and Public Affairs Living-Learning Community (GPALC) is a program offered through University Housing that gives first-year students the unique opportunity to live alongside peers with similar interests.

What is a Living-Learning Community?

Living-Learning Communities, offered through University Housing, are a way to help first-year students develop a deeper connection to campus and their peers. Students all live in the same residence hall and take classes together. Through their LLC experience, students are able to engage with like-minded students and deepen their knowledge of their interests.

Living-Learning Community residents benefit from the resources of a large university (world-renowned faculty, a variety of course offerings in more than one hundred departments and other academic programs, academic and cultural activities almost every night, and a large and diverse student body), while also enjoying the benefits of a small college (close contact with a small community of students, small class sizes, and regular interaction with university faculty and staff).

You can learn more about living-learning communities here.