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Celebrate cultural diversity, connect locally and globally!

On this page, you will find the State College Area Resources List provided by Global Connections, A list of our collaborated organizations and their helpful resources for international individuals, and a Blog contributed by many Global Connections friends who offered personal perspectives of their intercultural experiences.

State College Community Resource List

This is a guide for where to find international restaurants, groceries, cultural resources, English language classes/tutoring, community and family resources, office supplies and used items, housing/transportation information, and much more!

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Collaborated Organizations and Helpful Information
Mid-State Literacy Council

The Mid-State Literacy Council is a non-profit group providing adult education instruction in Centre and Clearfield Counties. The Council offers basic literacy, English as a Second Language, and family literacy services to adults who are in need of the basic communication skills needed to navigate through their day-to-day activities. For individuals who need English classes, please see Council’s homepage for the most updated class schedule.

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Centre County Women's Resource Center: CCWRC

Centre County Women’s Resource Center is a nonprofit organization to empower survivors of sexual or domestic violence, and to work toward the elimination of such violence through their crisis intervention providing safety and shelter to survivors, services including a 24-hour crisis hotline, education for wide community members, and advocacy supporting and improving community-wide systems and resources for survivors.

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Thrive International Programs

Thrive International Programs is a non-profit organization located at Williamsport, PA to equips international individuals with increased language proficiency and cultural competence as well as provides affordable immigration legal assistance.

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Blog—A Souce of Personal Perspectives on Cultural Experiences

Read on for personal stories and perspectives from Global Connections friends about their experiences in our programs or with another culture. Interested in sharing your stories? Please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

A New Home, a New Role, Several New Friends

A New Home, a New Role, Several New Friends

A building engineer from Spain, Cristina Llopis, shares her experiences with various Global Connections programs, including book groups and Conversation Partners, and how they enriched her experience of living in the United States for a year with her family.
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Travelers’ Tales: From State College to Pittsburgh

Travelers’ Tales: From State College to Pittsburgh

A visitor from Turkey, Melike Faiz, recounts her adventures traveling from State College to Pittsburgh, PA to visit with friends and experience a different part of the United States.
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The Curious Science of Life in the Void

The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Salome (Sali) Goglichidze from Georgia shares her thoughts about "Packing for Mars," one of the books that was read and discussed through the Book Group program.
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“A tavola non si invecchia”

“A tavola non si invecchia”

If you missed the Cultural Lunch in March, you missed some great traditional Italian food! Prepared by professional chef, Jacopo Terzaroli, the delicious meal was followed by a presentation by his wife, Carla Contemori. I met with Jacopo to talk about his life and his profession.
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