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Celebrate cultural diversity, connect locally and globally!

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.

News and Events


We will not be in the office regularly during the month of December. Please forward any inquiries to Wenjie Fu at [email protected], and she will be in touch!

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English Language Classes - 2018 Fall

Our Fall English Language Class schedule is finalized! Please check Here for full schedules and more information.

Fall English Classes
Making Sense of the American Experience

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!

MSTAE flyer – Fall 2018
International Student Appreciation Day With Penn State Libraries - Men's Basketball vs UMBC

The Penn State University Libraries and Penn State Basketball are excited to organize an International Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 pm during the Penn State Men’s Basketball game against the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

International students are invited to attend the game at the Bryce Jordan Center where they will receive a free poster and free pre-game food (while supplies last). There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the team members for post-game autographs. If you want to secure tickets prior to game day, tickets are available at a discounted rate of $10 for adults $5 for children ( ); or a ticket can also be purchased on game day at the door for $5 with student id.

Contact Mark Mattson at [email protected], or Will McGrath at [email protected], with any questions.

International Student Appreciation Day with PSU Libraries
International Spouse Research Project
International Spouse
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