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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.
June 6, 2018
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." 
June 6, 2018
On a recent episode of the Tone and Tenor Show, Global Philadelphia Association's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh and Community Heritage Coordinator Gigi McGraw spoke about the impact of Philadelphia's designation as a World Heritage City.
June 5, 2018
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.
June 4, 2018
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.
June 4, 2018
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.
June 1, 2018
With the celebration of World Heritage Day at the Philadelphia Zoo approaching on May 24th, we should remember how much our zoo reaches outside of Philadelphia.
May 23, 2018
Six first generation Philadelphia-Americans share their experiences regarding living in Philadelphia, and assimilating into a new country and culture. Article originally written by CityWide Stories.
May 15, 2018