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Celebrate cultural diversity, connect locally and globally!

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 and is a Centre County United Way Member Agency. 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.

Watch the video below for an overview of the programs and services offered by Global Connections.


Learn more about Global Connections

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 if not for 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 internship or job opportunities with Global Connections.

Global Connections 2016 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report cover

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