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.
We regret to inform you that the 2018 International Children’s Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 3, is has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope that you will join us for future events.
Global Connections remains committed to strengthening the cultural fabric of the area, and we thank you for your support! Please continue to keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on our events and programs.
Please note that the Women’s Intercultural Book Group, Conversation Partners, and International Friendship programs will not be matching any partners due to the maternity leave of the program coordinator. Please continue to sign up because matches will start up in late November when the coordinator returns.
The United States can be a perplexing country to understand, especially for a foreign visitor or student trying to adjust to their new circumstances. Why are Americans so patriotic? Why do Americans insist on the right to possess weapons? This group seeks to tackle some of the thornier issues that confront international visitors and provide helpful insights into US society and culture. This will be a safe and supportive opportunity for international participants to ask questions. Americans who reside in the State College area will be invited to express their views, share their values, and offer their perspectives. Discussion leader Bob Persiko will introduce each session with some basic principles and facilitate the dialogue in the interest of promoting mutual understanding. Please Sign-up Here!