Global Connections is at the heart of intercultural connections in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1961, Global Connections is a volunteer-driven and community-based non-profit organization affiliated with the Pennsylvania State University.

Based in State College—but impacting far beyond—our mission is to foster intercultural understanding and to build a strong, inclusive community across cultures through service, education, advocacy, and partnerships. We do so by providing essential support for internationals, offering rich cultural sharing and learning opportunities to local American residents, and connecting people from different cultural backgrounds for meaningful relationships.

Our programs are open to all interested individuals, internationals and Americans alike. As a volunteer-driven organization, we engage over 1000 volunteers every year. None of our programs and events would be possible without the dedication and support of our volunteers.

If you are interested in working with people from all over the world, please consider joining us in building a vibrant and diverse community wherein all feel welcome! 

Sign up today to become a volunteer, come to our events, or check out volunteer opportunities with Global Connections.