International Student Residence
The three-story building offers 38 single and double occupancy rooms for 60 men and women from countries including China, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Botswana, Nepal, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Georgia and others. Twenty percent of the residents will be from the U.S. so that international students also make American connections. The House's first floor offers a spacious lobby/living room with fireplace, a small group meeting room, a large multi-purpose room with a catering kitchen for programming events, two staff offices and a residence director apartment. Each of the upper floors contains student rooms, two study rooms, two community washrooms and a communal kitchen with cooking and laundry facilities. Natural light and welcoming outdoor spaces connect students with the environment beyond the House itself.
“The team working with the future world leaders studying at ODU, the students themselves, and the broader Hampton Roads community who have now seen our new design are so energized and motivated to see the completion of the Global Friendship House!”
Kathy Hardison, Director of Global Friendship Ventures