Dearest GBC Community,

The GBC professional staff are available virtually for support. However, The Globe / The Global Brown Lounge (Page-Robinson Hall 310) will be physically closed for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to be in touch with you as we receive further guidance from the University. For continued updates, please consult Brown’s COVID-19 website. We recognize that the Global Brown Center and the lounge is an essential gathering place for our international community and recognize the impact that this will have on students staying on campus. In light of this, we are currently brainstorming ways to maintain this community digitally during this transition (and if you have any ideas about how we can stay connected and engaged with each other, please let us know!). We will be in communication via email through our Newsletter; please feel free to subscribe here.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, concerns. We are available to talk via email, Zoom, and by phone from 8:30am - 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday. We are here for you; we are here for each other.

With love,
The GBC Professional Staff
Andrew Heald, Program Director ([email protected])
Soyoon Kim, Program Coordinator ([email protected])




The Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) was established in May 2017 within Campus Life in order to develop programming to support and engage our undergraduate and graduate international community, coordinate International Orientations, advise international student organizations/groups, as well as assist with advocacy initiatives. Formally known as ISE, our center's name changed beginning in August 2018 due to student feedback. The GBC also offers a comfortable space specifically for international students and student organizations.

GBC’s Vision: 

Global Brown Center for International Students seeks to build an equitable and diverse campus community that emphasizes intercultural dialogue, thus empowering future global thinkers and leaders. 

GBC's Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Global Brown Center for International Students is to serve and support the international student community at Brown. GBC provides orientations, programming, and resources through which students can embrace and celebrate their international identities, while also recognizing and appreciating the diversity of their experiences. Our center aims to foster an inclusive community and create a home away from home. Also, by raising awareness of Brown’s diverse student body, educating students on self-advocacy, and encouraging intercultural dialogue, we seek to promote an increasingly equitable campus community. GBC advances the university’s mission by empowering and enabling international students to thrive in all aspects of their lives at Brown.