Welcome to Global Connections, the heart of intercultural connections in Centre County and beyond. No matter where you are from, or what native language you speak, you are welcome here. Explore our website for resources to help internationals transition, integrate, and succeed, opportunities to share, experience, and immerse in diverse cultures, and the chance to connect with friends from all over the world.

Global Connections, cultivating interpersonal relationships and building bridges across cultures, one connection at a time. Join us as a volunteer for the following programs and events.

 

From midwife to a professional artist: know Andrea Silva Urzua Global Connections member

In this life we should not be limited to other people's expectations. We should always have the right to expand. The chance to be better, and bigger. To be whoever we want and, especially, someone who makes the difference wherever we go. Andrea Silva is exactly like...

Thank you for making the difference

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Global Connections during the Centre Gives campaign. This was our first involvement in this activity of the Centre Foundation. In the two days of this big giving event, 22 people made donations totaling $845. In addition, GC...

Cultural luncheon shows Brazil

Good food, good music, and good conversation. This was the recipe for the successful Brazilian luncheon. The event promoted by Global Connections got around 30 people from different nationalities together, on May 5th, at Saint Andrews Church. The cultural luncheons...

Qian Zhang tells about her path in the USA

There is a famous quote by Pliny the Elder that says: “home is where the heart is”. Qian Zhang can prove it. Born in Wuhan, China, she crossed the world to study in the USA ten years ago. Now she is a successful young woman living in State College. Qian came to the...

New beginnings for Sabrina and Maryam

Sabrina Lima and Maryam Barzegar, who also serve on the Executive Committee, are moving away from State College. Maryam will move to New York, where her husband has been awarded a post doc position at Columbia University. Sabrina is going to Nashville, where her...

State College Spikes Baseball Game

Come join other Global Connections members for an enjoyable evening of baseball, socializing, eating and fireworks. The Spikes will be playing against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Ohio). When:  Saturday, July 30 , 6:35 PM Where:  Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, next...

Help Global Connections on Centre Gives 2022

Centre Gives is just around the corner. The biggest annual donation event in Centre County will happen on May 10 and 11. The 2022 edition has a new and special participant: Global Connections. Our goal is to raise $2,000. The money will be used to strengthen our...

International Poetry Night inspires public

No matter where you’re from, poetry is a universal language. It is more than the combination of words with meter and rhyme. Poetry definitely touches hearts. Beautiful and inspirational moments marked the International Poetry Night, organized by Global Connections....

Global Connections and Centre Safe together against domestic and sexual violence

The members of the Tuesday discussion group participated of an important presentation made by Centre Safe. Becky Misangyi and Brittany Sherman talked about their work in the organization dealing with social issues in the Centre County area. They spoke about equality...

You are invited for a special Brazilian lunch

Feijoada, a traditional (and delicious) dish from the Brazilian cuisine made with beans, will be served at the next cultural luncheon. The event organized by Global Connections will be held at Saint Andrews Church (208 W. Foster Avenue), on May 5th from noon to 1 pm. ...

If you are looking to extend your palate and enrich your cultural understanding, come to our cultural luncheons.

Join our conversation group called Making Sense of the American Culture.

Click here and learn how to become a member of Global Connections.

Click here to visit the program webpage for a detailed class schedule.