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.

 

Global Connections Make and Create at The Makery

The Global Connections (GC) Executive Committee is delighted to invite all to attend a crafting event at The Makery! Where: The Makery, 123 S Fraser St, State College, PA 16801 When: Saturday, January 8th.  2-4 PM EST. Who: All are welcome to attend.  The price to...

Global Connections help promote the cultural opportunity to international students

Global Connections connected a school group from Altoona with the Hubert Humphrey Fellows program, resulting in a stimulating day at Penn State University. The coordinating teacher, Diane Hayes, has participated many times in cultural luncheons in the past, always...

Bob Persiko reelected Global Connections’ president

Robert (Bob) Persiko was unanimously re-elected president of Global Connections at the general membership meeting held on November 30th. Bob has been a member of GC since late 2017, has volunteered in and managed numerous activities of the organization, served as vice...

Global Connections online activities engage internationals and Americans

The members of the discussion group “Making Sense of the American Experience” meet faithfully every Tuesday at noon. In the final week of October and the first weeks of early November, we explored cultural differences around Halloween, the notion of cause and...

You are important to Global Connections

Global Connections believes that every person is amazing and every history is inspiring. Let us know your trajectory and help other people to find a good way to improve skills and make new friends. Share your history with Global Connections. We would feel delighted to...

Invitation to General Membership Meeting

All registered members are invited to participate in the annual general membership meeting, which this year will be held on November 30 via Zoom, at 7 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to: Elect officers to the executive committee – the slate of candidates will be...

Global Connections needs you

Consider lending your time, vision, and leadership to have a more active role in helping our community. Become an executive committee member for Global Connections!  Available positions include: President (Term Expiring in 2022) Vice President (Term Expiring in 2022)...

Picnic brings together new and long-term GC members

Global Connections celebrated a return to in-person activities with a catered picnic on Sunday, September 19. At Holmes Foster Park, 38 people attended the event, including 12 who registered to become dues-paying members. Many of the attendees have been associated...

Global Connections at Lion Bash

Global Connections reached out to the public on September 9 with an Engagement Station at the annual Lion Bash.

Keystone Culture: Back to School!

Come join us for our next installment of our Keystone Culture series! The event will occur in Zoom. The registration email confirmation will include the link. The August 2021 installment explores US School Culture with State College Area School District Educators...

If you are looking to expand your palate and enrich your cultural understanding, come to our Cultural Luncheons.

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

Click here and become a member of Global Connections.

Please visit the program web page for a detailed classes schedule.