Notice of Bylaws Revision

Notice of the revision of the current bylaws with the linked proposed amendments for the Global Connections (GC) Bylaws to be considered by the membership of the board of directors Global Connections at the annual meeting on August 8  at  5:00 pm is hereby given. The...

Myanmar Cultural Luncheon

    The cuisine of Myanmar is not as popular in the United States as it is the culinary of its neighbors Thailand and India. This is why we wanted to bring exquisite treats of Myanmar (also known as Burma) to our GC table. On April 25th, you will taste a...
The Walk of Life through Happy Valley (Part I)

The Walk of Life through Happy Valley (Part I)

Guest contributor: Gaspari Cordova, A Humphrey Fellow from Belize studying Higher Education Administration, Junior Colleges, and Adult Education in the College of Education, Penn State University. Anxiously waiting to receive the call that would change each of our...
Game of the Powerful

Game of the Powerful

Guest contributor: Muhammad Shah Khan, A Humphrey Fellow from Pakistan studying Higher Education Administration in College of Education, Penn State University. Penn State vs. Massachusetts at the almost packed Beaver Stadium – this was the first ever American Football...
The Art of Sharing Culture Through Crafts

The Art of Sharing Culture Through Crafts

Crafting group creating a Martha Stewart rose Kelly Keefe and Lisa Baumgartner, both long time State College residents, approached Global Connections last fall with the idea of organizing a crafting group where visiting internationals, and interested community...
Getting Globally Connected

Getting Globally Connected

Guest contributor: Chitralekha Beniwal from India  With excitement comparable to that of a 21 year old kid in a bar, I was exploring Penn State when I arrived in August last year. Clueless about what is where and eager to know where is what, I hopped onto Global...
A New Home, a New Role, Several New Friends

A New Home, a New Role, Several New Friends

Guest contributor: Cristina Llopis from Spain My name is Cristina Llopis. I was born in Spain 46 years ago. I am a building engineer, and last year, from August 2012 to August 2013, my family and I made a stay in State College. I am married, I have a wonderful husband...
The Curious Science of Life in the Void

The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Guest contributor: Salome (Sali) Goglichidze from Georgia “In Packing for Mars, Roach tackles the strange science of space travel, and the psychology, technology, and politics that go into sending a crew into orbit.” Curiosity – this word will always...