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Global Pathways

Global Pathways is a residential living community designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to live in an environment that fosters academic excellence while encouraging cross-cultural understanding, cooperation and friendship. Approximately half the residents are from the United States and half are international students. Students get to know each other and share their cultures through a variety of social and educational programs.

Global Pathways is open to upper-division, graduate and exchange students.  Selection for the program is competitive and based on student interest in community participation and cross-cultural learning.  Residents commit to be actively involved in the community.

Applying to Global Pathways

In order to apply for Global Pathways, first, complete a request for a License Agreement. Visit the Steps to Apply page for more information about the application process for on-campus housing. A License Agreement will be made available online to admitted students who have completed a request for a License Agreement in the SDSU WebPortal and made their $800 Intent to Enroll payment.

Complete the Global Pathways Supplemental Application, along with the License Agreement documents, in the SDSU WebPortal. Don't forget to complete your Living Choices and indicate Global Pathways as your first choice.

You will be notified of your acceptance to Global Pathways once placements have been made. 

Facilities and Amenities

Global Pathways is located in the Villa Alvarado apartments. The two-bedroom apartments are fully furnished, except for bed linens and kitchen items (e.g. pots, pans, dishes, utensils).  Two students are assigned to each room.  Roommate preference will be considered, but is not guaranteed.  The Villa Alvarado complex has a laundry room, recreation room, TV lounge and outdoor BBQs.