Join us on Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Match 3 as we talk to Freddy Koumba, who is studying at Penn State and is from Gabon in Central Africa. Freddy will share about life in Port Gentil, Gabon, where his family lives.
Register at the link below and invite your friends!
More about our speaker:
Freddy is from Gabon and is in America on the Humphrey Fellowship program studying teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) at Penn State. He is married and the father of 4 children. His family is in Port Gentil, Gabon. He graduated from Omar Bongo University & the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Gabon and received his TEFL certification from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Freddy has taught English and French for many years and currently teaches business
English at the Ecole Nationale de Commerce. He is interested in knowing more about the American way of life and would like to travel throughout the US after the program ends in June before returning to Gabon.
Cristina Marquez is from Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, the city that borders El Paso, Texas.
The Global Connections Women’s Intermediate level book discussion group is seeking new participants to join our group. We meet on Wednesdays at noon, twice a month. We are currently meeting on Zoom. For additional information, please contact: Deb Leo, [email protected]
Join us on Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 11 as we talk to Hazel Velasco Palacios, State College resident from El Salvador. Hazel will share about herself and her home country, and what it is like to transition to State College to start a Penn State graduate program.
Hazel is a Salvadoran Environment and Development Engineer with a degree from Zamorano University, Honduras. She is currently a master’s student in Rural Sociology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State. Her research interests are broadly found in the social effects of climate change in Latin America’s indigenous communities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her friends and Honduran cat.
Join us on Zoom (or Facebook Live) at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7 as we talk to Jhony Benavides, State College resident from Colombia. Jhony will share about himself and his home country, and what it is like to transition to State College to start a Penn State graduate program.
If you enjoy learning about other countries and meeting people from around the world, the Global Conversations events are designed for you!
The event will take place online during the regular Global Connections monthly meeting time. Members should check their email for the Zoom registration link. Non-members are able to watch via Facebook Live. Invite your friends!
Join us on Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5 as we talk to Manar Salamah, State College resident from Saudi Arabia. Manar will share about herself and her home country, and what it is like to transition to State College to start a Penn State graduate program.
The event will take place online during our regular monthly meeting time. Join us on Zoom August 5 at 7:00 PM. Register at the link below and invite your friends!
Note that you must register in order to receive the Zoom link!
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
More about our speaker:
My name is Manar Salamah. I am from Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. I am married and i have four kids, three boys and one girl. I have a bachelor degree in Accounting from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. I have a masters degree from Pittsburgh State University in Human Resource Development, Management and Consulting. I also have an MBA also from Pittsburgh State University. I have two years experience working in Alrajhi Bank in customer service, I also have a five years experience working as a lecturer, human resource program coordinator, and student consulting in the royal commission of Yanbu University College. Now I am doing my PhD in workforce education development, with an emphasis in human resource development organization development and I am working as a Learning and Performance Systems Representative with the College of Education Graduate Student Council (CoEGSC) board. I am also working as an International Student Orientation Leader with the Global Program of Student Engagement and Intercultural Learning Office at Penn State University.
Join us for our upcoming online event!
Join us on Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 1 as we talk to Divya Pant, State College resident from Nepal. Divya will share about herself and her home country, and what it is like to transition to State College to start a Penn State graduate program.
The event will take place online during our regular monthly meeting time. Join us on Zoom July 1 at 7:00 PM. Register at the link below and invite your friends!
Namaste sabai lai (everyone). I am Divya Pant, a graduate student pursuing my masters in agricultural sciences at Penn State University. I was born and raised in Nepal. I am a foodie, adrenaline junkie and I can’t resist putting a big smile on my face. I am looking forward to connecting with Global Connections members and friends.
The Executive Committee is hosting this virtual event based on feedback from last month’s membership survey. If you have an idea for an online Global Connections event, please contact us at [email protected]
Global Connections members and guests have been invited to attend Game Night on Tuesday, March 24. This is an event sponsored by New Leaf and the Community Engagement Office. Pizza and snacks will be served, so please note that a RSVP is required.
You can bring your own board games, or play the games that they have. The organizers have reached out to us with ideas for ESL-friendly games and international games, so please let us know at [email protected] if you have any suggestions.