A Stranger Is a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

A Stranger Is a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

I met with Joan Zimmer, one of our core volunteers, and Zeinab Hakimi, one of the many international women in Joan’s Tuesday Morning Book Group [on a rather chilly morning last week] to talk about their involvement in GC’s Conversation Partners Program....
Sea of Stories, More than Stories.

Sea of Stories, More than Stories.

Guest contributor: Sheryl Zz from China Sheryl First of all, I have to say that the book group is absolutely enjoyable. Prior to joining this book group, I didn’t read an abundance of books written in English or explore genres outside of my particular interests....
Guilt-Free Entertainment for a Graduate Student

Guilt-Free Entertainment for a Graduate Student

Guest contributor: Svitlana (Lana) Iarmolenko from Ukraine Svitlana (Lana) There is something about graduate school, ask any Master’s or PhD student, that creates hermits out of otherwise perfectly normal people. And I’m not just talking social life here: the...
Monday Morning Book Group

Monday Morning Book Group

Guest contributor: Salome (Sali) Goglichidze from Georgia Salome (Sali) I’ve joined Global Connections just a few weeks ago but have already experienced its positive role on my everyday life. While having quite a few friends in State College so far, as it’s only the...
Hello! An-yeong!

Hello! An-yeong!

 Guest contributor: Ryan Busony, Penn State from the United States Ryan and Yoon Chan in Busan, South Korea I signed up with Global Connections in the fall of 2011 to be a Conversation Partner initially to talk with Korean students about my interest in Korean culture...