The Philadelphia region is home to hundreds of non-profit organizations, civic and professional associations, and public agencies dedicated to connecting the region to the rest of the world and enhancing its international reputation.  

Whether it's an international development agency working on behalf of women's rights in Afghanistan or teaching sustainable agricultural techniques in Africa, an association of citizens organized in support of the goals of the United Nations, a chapter of the International Visitors Council dedicated to citizen diplomacy, or a chamber of commerce focused on promoting business ties with South America, you can find it here.  


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Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Center across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives and programs.
Since 1989, Penn Language Center (PLC) strengthens Penn’s language education and consistently supports the development of language professionals. In particular, PLC focuses on current trends in online instruction and teaching from within the National Standards.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With an active exhibition schedule, a membership program, and educational programming for children and adults, Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.
Located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Great Valley provides graduate degrees and professional advancement courses in Education, Engineering, Information ...
Penn State is one of the largest research universities in the world, and students of international affairs may choose classes from all parts of the Penn State curriculum, including the University's prestigious colleges of Engineering, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Agricultural Sciences , Business, and Education.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States.
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a large public university system in the United States. It is the tenth-largest university system in the United States and 43rd largest in the world. The system comprises 14 state-owned schools, all of which are NCAA Division II members in most sports by virtue of being members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Several schools also participate in NCAA Division I sports including wrestling and field hockey.
Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers is a volunteer run nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans primarily through an annual film festival as well as year round events.
The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. Attorneys, judges, and politicians alike look to the Philadelphia Bar Association for guidance on controversial legal issues; and for an organized meeting ground for professional support and information sharing. The Bar Association is home to more than 100 sections and committees through which members organize to stay abreast of developments in substantive areas of law and meet the specific needs of the Association.
PCMS’ mission is to serve the Greater Philadelphia region and the field of music by presenting a rich and compelling variety of chamber music and recital programs performed by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at affordable prices, while promoting new music and music education, collaborating with regional cultural and educational institutions, and providing high quality customer service to their audiences.
PCMS presents an annual season of 60 concerts by world-renowned artists—all for just $24 per ticket or less—and 50 education programs to train and inspire young people. We serve audiences also through high quality service, community partnerships and a welcoming concert environment.
The PHLCVB is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.
  The Philadelphia Department of Commerce is the umbrella organization for all economic development activity in the city. Coordinating the work of related agencies, the Department leads efforts to develop business-friendly strategies to help both small businesses and major corporations in Philadelphia thrive.
PIM links patients, leading physicians, and healthcare professionals from around the world to a comprehensive network of medical treatment, medical education and healthcare management services. PIM's mission is to: assist international patients seeking high quality, cost-effective medical care; create partnerships with leading international hospitals in areas of training, research and staff development; and seek opportunities to improve healthcare abroad through consulting and hospital management.
In the late 1800s women weren't allowed yet to vote in elections, and thus it would seem that they wouldn't be able to wield the political power needed to bring about change.
The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, sits on a 42-acre Victorian garden and is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction.
The Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) seeks to end the global threat of nuclear weapons by educating the public and lawmakers about the dangers of nuclear weapons, the need for nuclear disarmament, and the urgent necessity of nuclear non-proliferation.
RAGOH’s innovate global partnerships seek to remind girls everywhere of their invaluable worth and affirm their strength, creativity and resilience. As girls, regardless of where they live, develop a healthy self-esteem and take ownership of their education, they come to believe they have a voice and can make a difference! As they develop empathy for others and an excitement for learning that goes beyond classroom walls, we truly believe they WILL create social change across the globe!
Rough Cut Productions is a collaborative media production team handling all aspects of media creation with a significant focus upon video production. Rough Cut was founded by Douglas Herman- Director of media studies at Science Leadership Academy in 2009, and has been providing professional media services for the greater Philadelphia area ever since.
The vision of Samaritans-At-Last Personal Care Program is to serve Chester County PA and Delaware County PA by caring for individuals in the most home-like environment possible, given their preference and based on their particular needs. Our Program provides support services to elders with daily living needs to remain at home in their communities.