Community Life

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 Up
Wednesday 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 event
Night 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 event
Fall 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 team
Global 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 event
Meet 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 event
Welcome 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.