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.

 

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. ...

Virtual General Membership Meeting

You are invited to a General Membership Meeting that will be held virtually on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the event is to approve changes in bylaws for Global Connections. Here is the link to the package of documents (Bylaws Revision) for...

 International Poetry Night at Webster´s Café

"The poetry is the eternization of the moment", said the Brazilian poet Manoel Bandeira. You are Global Connections' special guest to eternize a moment of open mics to show the beauty of poetry all over the world. In honor of National Poetry Month, Global Connections...

ELL Family Fund created by Linda Barton – GC member – helps people to face hard times

The pandemic has impacted everybody's life. While society had to fight against the risk of a deadly disease and all the impacts of lockdowns and the changes it took, some people also had to struggle with unemployment, hunger, and the chance of losing the place they...

Book Groups going strong

The Global Connections book groups have continued to thrive during the pandemic. In one group, led by Deb Leo and Sharon Hyde, meet via Zoom every two to three weeks with their readers. When they choose longer books, the time between discussions is longer. In addition...

The English program extends its outreach

Yingxue Liu spent several years in State College while her husband got his PhD at Penn State. A trained English teacher, Yingxue volunteered her services at the Mid-State Literacy Council. She was also a long-time member of GC’s English class. Now she is back in...

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...

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.