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

Date and Time: February 22, 2017. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Living Room at Foxdale Village. 500 E. Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801
Please bring a dish to share with everyone.

South Korean Cultural Luncheon

Date and Time: March 8, 2017. 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 East Branch Rd., State College, PA 16801
Cost: $15 per person at the door

2017 Spirit of Internalization Award Call for Nomination

Date and Time: March 16, 2017. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: State College Borough, Municipal Building Room 201

This award honors individuals and/or an organization that have mad remarkable contributions to the advancement of women and gender parity.

Passport on a Plate 2017 Gala

Date and Time:  March 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: The Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom
Cost: $150 per ticket

International Children’s Festival

Date and Time: April 15, 2017. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Mount Nittany Middle School.
Cost:  $5/Individual   or $15/family


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.