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Community Life

Hi globals! For the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and under Biola’s response to COVID-19, all of our events will happen virtually! We’re excited about what this will look like. Most events will be linked to a Google Hangouts that you can access by clicking on the link and logging on with your Biola email – click to watch a 30-second video on how to use Google Hangouts. During this next season, we think it’s especially healthy to continue finding ways to create community and healthy rhythms for ourselves. Thank you and “see” you at an event soon!

Our GSPD Calendar

Here is a calendar displaying all of our GSPD virtual opportunities we currently have planned for the remainder of the semester. Please take a look and join different ones as you are interested.

  • Click an event you’re interested in
  • Click “More Details”
  • Click “Join Hangouts Meet” or “Join by phone"

For continual updates for upcoming events, check this calendar, read our weekly newsletter by email or follow us on Instagram (@gspdbiola).

Our student leaders organize creative and inclusive events every semester to help global students thrive in a more globally-minded community. Examples include Wednesday Wake-up, Night of Thankfulness, Fall Festival, Global Voices Chapel, Meet the Neighbors, and Welcome Back Party, etc. Here are some pictures that will help you get a sense of the fun we can have together.

Wednesday Wake UpWednesday Wake Up

Wednesday Wakeup appreciates a different culture every month at Fluor Fountain. Each event presents a culture through food, fun facts, stories, and other interactive activities unique to that culture.

Night of Thankfulness eventNight of Thankfulness

Night of Thankfulness is GSPD's annual Thanksgiving banquet. Each year we have a variety of ethnic food, games, stories, and a time of worship where students can give thanks to the Lord.

Fall Festival eventFall Festival

Fall Festival is a fun event in the beginning of Fall semester where students gather for sports, games, snacks and good conversations. Past fun we've had includes badminton, volleyball, and a pie eating contest.

Global Voices Chapel worship teamGlobal Voices Chapel

Global Voices Chapel takes place once every semester. The Biola community comes together to join in multi-language worship and hear global students share their unique stories.

Meet the Neighbors eventMeet the Neighbors

Meet the Neighbors is a cooking contest between GSPD community groups where each group is assigned to cook food from a specific country and present that food at the event. Guests taste their creations and vote for the winner.

Welcome Back Party eventWelcome Back Party

The Welcome Back Party takes place at the beginning of each semester. It is a time for global students to chill, mingle, and have fun together through games and snacks.