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.

 

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...

Interview with Mimi

Bob Persiko had a discussion with Mimi that was published in the June 2021 edition of Town and Gown. Read about it here!

Keystone Culture: Pennsylvania Dutch Lifestyle

Just outside of State College, you'll see buggies on the roads and horses pulling plows. If you've ever wondered about Pennsylvania Dutch Culture, now's your time to learn! Tim Parker will speak on his roots and knowledge of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture and Heritage....

Global Conversations: Puerto Rico

The May 2021 installment invites Jose Miguel La Torre Ramos to speak on his home of Puerto Rico. Learn about the history of the island, the culture, and how the island has overcame recent struggles.     Register at the link below and invite your...

Keystone Culture: Local Produce: Fresh from the Field to You

Ever wonder where your food comes from and how to find fresh food grown just around the corner? Join us to hear from Dr. Bill Lamont . He will teach us about locally produced seasonal vegetables and when to find them in central PA. Join us by registering...

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.

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