Globe from across 43rd St

International Student Housing

Are you an international student or an internationally-minded U.S. student
looking for housing at ODU?   Come make the Globe your home!

Rooms for rent available for immediate occupancy

Single and double rooms

New lower rates

Best solution for off-campus housing for internationals

Welcome! The Global Friendship House (the GLOBE) is a caring, home away from home: a place to foster new relationships and to help with practical, personal, and spiritual needs.

“When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him.
Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own”
(Leviticus 19:33-34).

I love living at the Globe because it is safe, very close from campus, and community building oriented


I love living at the Globe because it feels like home with everything and everyone reminding me of what a family means.


I love living at the Globe because it encourages a sense of community and belonging and an  opportunity to serve the community at large through the numerous activities.  The opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures, and learn about their cultures is a major plus.  The Global Friendship House is my home away from home!


I love living at the Globe because my housemates come from all over the world and this is the perfect opportunity to embrace this diversity.  Everyone is a unique individual.  We have so many things to learn, so much love and understanding to share with one another at the Globe.


I love living at the Globe because people here respect all the nationalities.


I love living at the Globe because I can come home to friends and warm community. I don’t have to live alone or isolated.


I love living at the Globe because of the community.  I get to interact with people from over a dozen different nations on a daily basis and share time, meals and friendship with them.  Very few other places in the Norfolk area have such an experience.



Enjoy a state-of-the-art facility, with important amenities such as privacy, security and modern kitchen facilities.
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Experience a home away from home as an international student. Enjoy a family-life atmosphere and encouraging friendships.

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Competitive Rates

With many rooms and layouts available, see our new lower rental rates, which include full utilities, in the ODU Campus area.
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Community: A place you will call home while experiencing an international living environment. All accommodations will be shared by international and domestic students desiring to live in a learning community. The GLOBE will provide programs to meet the needs of international and domestic students.

Conveniently Located: Close to campus and close to ODU athletic events, concerts and food facilities! The GLOBE is conveniently positioned on 43rd Street, across the street from the ODU Library!  The off-campus building is close to the ODU Monarch Transit , Hampton Roads Transit bus line and a short, easy walk to academic buildings.

Friendly: Your home among friends…make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Activity: Many activities are offered to connect with people from the local community…and beyond!

Culturally: On-site internationally experienced, friendly staff

Priority reservations for trips to interesting places


Modern kitchens provided on each floor
Individual leases
Furnished rooms
Utilities are included…No need to hassle with deposits and applications!
Washer & dryer available on each floor for resident use
Bicycle parking
Attractive Housing Options

Brand New Facilities: The GLOBE is a unique concept in the ODU area student housing market. There are single and double rooms available as well as two efficiencies. As an ODU student or visiting scholar you will find comfortably-sized rooms that meet the needs of your budget. The GLOBE serves national and international ODU students in Norfolk, Virginia.
Safe & Secure Living: The GLOBE is co-ed. The men and women will live on separate floors; however, everyone can enjoy the social and study opportunities on the first floor.
The rooms are entered from the interior hallways secured by digital keypad entry doors. Conveniently located laundry facilities can be found on each floor. There is an elevator as well as stairs to access the second and third floors. An access device is required for building entry.
On-site seminars on practical topics
On-site English conversation opportunities 

Interested in Living at the GLOBE?

Click here to download a copy of the Resident Life Manual to learn about community life and policies at the Globe. 

To schedule an appointment to preview  the GLOBE, please call at 757.500.7865 or email 
Download an application here
and send it to us via email or US mail.


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