Global Connections T-Shirts Now Available!

Global Connections t-shirts are now available for purchase at Webster’s Bookstore in downtown State College for $20 each.  The t-shirts come in two colors, navy blue and dark green.  The front says “I’m glad you’re my friend” in three languages, and the back features the Global Connections logo.  Proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit Global Connections.

International Poetry Night

Thank you to all the individuals who made International Poetry Night a success!  Special thanks to all the individuals who read a poem in two languages – it was thrilling to hear all these languages spoken in one room here in Happy Valley!  Thank you to the event organizers, Deb and Bob for putting together a very special evening.


Global Connections Dinner at Little Szechuan

This week Global Connections members and guests gathered for a special dinner at Little Szechuan in downtown State College.  The dishes for the meal were selected by Sihan Liu, a student from China.  She also shared food culture and traditions with the group.  Attendees learned more about how and when specific dishes would be served and more about some of the ingredients. 

The food was shared family-style, allowing for guests to try all the different menu items to be brought to the table.  Many commented that they had been coming to Little Szechuan for years but had not tried most of the  dishes sampled that night.  Favorite new dishes included the fried tofu, curried lamb, peppercorn chicken, and the stir fried green beans.


Volunteer opportunities: Global Programs Annual Tax Workshop

The tax season is approaching, and Penn State Global Programs office is looking for volunteers to help with the information sessions in March and April. Volunteers would be assisting Penn State international students/scholars through the Annual Tax Workshop. Specific volunteer opportunities include: information presenters on basic tax knowledge, greeters/receptionists, and general volunteers (set up of workshop, copying papers, assisting as needed). Language assistant volunteers are also welcome to help with confusing tax terminology and filing processes.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Wenjie Fu at [email protected]

January Session of Global Connections

Please join us as we work together to plan the activities of Global Connections for the coming year! 

We will begin working at 6:30 pm on January 8 in St Andrew’s Canterbury Hall.  No business meeting will be held – the entire evening will be devoted to small groups discussion and putting together a program of activities for the upcoming year.

Your voice is important!  As a volunteer-based organization, we can only provide activities that members are willing to plan.  Even if you haven’t had a chance to join a committee previously, please join us to become involved in the vital work of our organization.