Global Connections is a private nonprofit human services agency that promotes intercultural exchange between international and local residents in ways that benefit both groups. Most of our programs rely on the goodwill and energy of volunteers, and are all free (unless otherwise noted).
The organization hosts several programs and events to welcome internationals to central Pennsylvania, help them learn or practice English, and encourage them to share aspects of their own culture with the local community. Some examples of the programs include:
These are all great ways to learn about the diversity within State College, practice English in an informal setting and make new friends. Our American volunteers have had very rewarding experiences; not only do they have the satisfaction of helping someone learn English, but they also learn about another country and its customs.
Global Connections also offers many exciting opportunities for local residents to try something authentic and international. Some examples include:
These are all incredibly enjoyable and unique ways to introduce young residents to the world outside Pennsylvania and spark their imaginations — without leaving Centre County. Our international volunteers are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the best of their own cultures with local residents.
Please call 863-3927 or check our website www.gc-cc.org for more information or to volunteer for our programs.