We offer a variety of programs throughout the year. These programs are both fun and purposeful, and help people create and develop strong relationships. Our programs are free of charge (with the exception of one English Class that has a minimal fee) and are open to anyone living the area.
All of these programs create opportunities for intercultural exchange and understanding, and help build more bridges between the ever-increasing international community and the local community, as well as between the university and local community.
Please join us in fostering understanding and peace in our community and in our world!
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in our programs is considered “at your own risk.” All participants must use due care to ensure personal safety. Learn more.
The International Friendship Program, our oldest program, provides local citizens with an opportunity to extend friendship and hospitality to international people who are new to our community. This program has matched as many as 300 internationals a year with American families for cultural exchange and friendship (no housing is involved).
The Tax Assistance Program helps international students and scholars to file their federal, state, and local income tax forms. International students and scholars are able to make appointments to meet with trained volunteer tax advisors. Appointments are made available to non-resident individuals or non-resident married couples.
Our Women’s Intercultural Book Groups match native English speakers with small groups of international women to read and discuss literature. These book group meetings offer internationals opportunities to read varied materials in English, practice English informally, and provide a forum for intercultural dialogue and social interaction.
Financial support from individual donors like you enables Global Connections to provide these beneficial programs
– and more!
Thanks in advance.
We appreciate your help!