Programming

Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE)

Apply to GELE! What is the Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE)? The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) is a two-and-a-half day conference that brings together international and U.S. students to discuss and learn about aspects of global leadership. It is the perfect mix of serious conversations, engaging activities, and practical simulations.

Foundations in Global Engagement (FiGE)

What is FiGE? Foundations in Global Engagement (FiGE; “fee-gee”) is programming for all students who wish to enrich their Penn State experience by developing multinational relationships. A cohort of international and domestic students will participate in a series of events and activities that will become the catalyst for cross-cultural communication and will facilitate the process of learning to appreciate similarities and differences in a multinational group.

Community Engagement Programs

Conversation Partners Program The Conversation Partners Program matches internationals with native or near-native English speakers for language practice and cultural exchange in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The program provides an opportunity for conversational English to take place in one-on-one or small group settings and can be a valuable resource for internationals who are hoping to improve their English language skills. Native English speakers and internationals alike can benefit from the program by becoming a friend to a person from another culture and learning about that culture in a personal way.

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