Join us in celebrating cultural diversity and connecting with friends from all over the world!

Welcome to Global Connections. We are a community-based, non-profit organization affiliated with the United Way of Centre County and the Pennsylvania State University. Our mission is to promote intercultural understanding and build an strong, inclusive community through service, education, advocacy and partnerships.

News and Events

World Stories and Food

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Living Room at Foxdale Village

Share food, tell stories, inspire, and connect with friends from all over the world.

2017 Spirit of Internalization Award Ceremony

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: State College Municipal Building Room 201

Celebrate International Women’s Day; honor individuals/organizations that have made remarkable contribution to the advancement of women and gender parity.

Passport on a Plate: Discover the Essence of Southeast Asia

When:  Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom

A multi-sensory gala featuring Southeast Asian cuisine, authentic entertainment, unique table décor, and exciting silent auction offerings.

International Children’s Festival

A journey around the world for children and families through multi-cultural presentation, hands-on crafts, dance, music, children’s games, and more!

Where: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
When: Mount Nittany Middle School


Zimmerman Conversation Partners Group 2013 We offer a variety of programs throughout the academic year. These programs are both fun and purposeful, and they help people create and develop strong relationships that can last a lifetime.


DSC_1313_smallFormal events throughout the academic year include Cultural Luncheons, poetry readings, an international festival for children, a Women’s International Night, and an International Women’s Day celebration.


DSC_1244_small There are many ways you can support Global Connections and the work we do. We are always looking for great volunteers, and we appreciate both donations and sponsorships for the programs and events we offer.