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Article written by Alisha Mehta on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association
Article written by Elizabeth Cavan on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association. Photo credit: Campus Philly. On May 31, 2018, Campus Philly held their Annual Meeting at the International House in Philadelphia. This nonprofit organization encourages young adults, specifically college students, to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region in order to fuel the local economy.
Article written by Sabra Anderson on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Last week, on a rainy Wednesday morning, I found myself weaving through a sea of professionals through the Pennsylvania Convention Center, at the NAFSA Conference, an acronym which I would come to understand as the “National Association of Foreign Student Advisers." 
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On May 17th, the Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) held their annual Awards Dinner at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which honored guests from both the United States and international organizations. This year’s dinner program was presided by Robert M. Gates, former U.S.Secretary of Defense, who, earlier that day, had been sworn in as the ninth Chairman of EF.
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Thursday, May 24, marked the Third Annual Philadelphia World Heritage Day, which was hosted at the Philadelphia Zoo. This momentous day was first instituted by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016 to recognize our city’s global heritage designation by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). In Philadelphia, this day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each May.
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association NAFSA: Association of International Educators held its annual conference and expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on May 27 through June 1. The main focus of the conference dealt with international policy issues, such as immigration, U.S.-Cuban relations, and education. The conference welcomed many visitors including scholars, students and educators from various universities all over the world.
David S. Traub has continued his search for the hidden gems of Philadelphia in his newest installation of book of photographs called "Discovering Philadelphia: Places Little Known".
Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association Situated in the middle of Fairmount Park is a small building with foreign architecture with well groomed gardens surrounding it. While many passersby may overlook it, Shofuso is the centerpiece to a blooming relationship between Philadelphia and Japan.
Written by Anastasia Shown, board member of the Global Philadelphia Association and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and a lecturer at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice
Written by Erin Yoder on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association This year marks the 70th annual NAFSA conference and expo that starts at the end of May. Philadelphia is proud as a World Heritage city to host this year’s conference, where culture and education collide to create an intellectual space of learning.
Amber Mackay for GPA For several years the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize has awarded prizes to organizations that celebrate leadership and innovation in the social sector. Earlier this month the Lipman Family Prize announced that the prize would doubled, be increasing to $250,000 to one outstanding organization, and $25,000 to two finalists.
Amber Mackay for GPA Advertisements, media coverage and promotions - three of Global Philadelphia’s finest skills. Since the Association’s inception, a Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram account have been created to manage the multitude of events and news of our members. 
Citizen Diplomacy International hosted their yearly fundraiser on July 22nd at the College of Physicians. This garden party allowed for people from all over Philadelphia to gather to practice citizen diplomacy, while raising money to allow for the CDI to continue their various programs. 
This year’s global education Summer Institute, an annual week-long professional development program for teachers hosted by Penn’s National Resource Centers since 2005 (South Asia Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Middle East Center, Africa Center) focused on Philadelphia’s bid to become the first World Heritage City in the United States.
Tyler Sprague, for GPA -- Philadelphia’s own Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra was back for their 2015 round of performances at the Painted Bride Art Center. This Old City Venue brings together artists, audiences and communities to push the boundaries of how art is created and experienced.1
The Global Philadelphia Association was proud to be represented by our Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh at this year's USGLC's State Leaders Summit which brought together businesses, NGO’s, universities and governmental entities together to advocate for a robust US International Affairs Budget.
Amber Mackey for GPA - Whether you know it as the IVC BBQ, the American Summer Experience, or the picnic, one thing is certain: Citizen Diplomacy International (CDI) will be hosting one of the greatest events of the summer.
The Penn Museum gathered a team of scholars to assemble "The Anatomy of a Mummy."
The Penn Museum (3260 South St.) has recently received the National Endowment for Arts Grant for its Unpacking the Past program.