Barn Dance – 8/30

August 25th, 2014

Global Connections’ Annual Barn Dance is this Saturday, 8/30 from 5:00–9:00 pm at the Davis’ Home (13421 Klopfenstein Rd). Join us for an evening of line and square dancing, eating, boating, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, yard games, a bonfire & making s’mores and great fun!

We could still use a few more volunteers for this, as well as several food donations. If you can help in any way, please contact Mallory at


Rides will be provided from ISS (University Hall, Parking Lot A) from 4:45–5:45 pm and back to ISS. Or you may contact Mallory for directions.


Free Food & Furniture

August 18th, 2014

GC’s annual Free Food & Furniture event is coming up on Saturday, 8/23 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at GC Partner, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. We are in need of several volunteers, especially those with trucks/trailers, or those without trucks/trailers but are capable of lifting heavy items.  We also still need several food donations. If you are able to help in any capacity, please contact Mallory at

Everyone is invited to join us for dinner! All Internationals who have arrived since May 2014 are welcome to participate in the Raffle. All current Internationals are welcome to participate in the Free-for-All at the end.DSC01784

Items Available:
Dining room tables & chairs
Computer chairs
Mattresses (twin, full & queen)
Vacuum cleaners
Small kitchen appliances
Decorative items/pictures
Baby/Kid items
And more!

Rides will not be provided for this event. From ISS/University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A, go south on S. College (street across from Faculty Parking Lot A). Go down three blocks. The church is on the left-hand side. Go in through the main doors from the parking lot. Rides will be available after as we transport your items to your home.

Shopping Trips and Bank Runs

August 11th, 2014

Global Connections will be offering shopping trips and bank runs to new International students coming this week!1395800_10152660038600400_1662286854_n
We need several volunteers to drive students to Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, etc. as well as to area banks. This starts on 8/14 — 8/21 in the evenings. If you are interested in driving, please email Mallory for specific days/times.

Welcome Bags

August 4th, 2014

Tuesday, 8/5 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm we will be sorting through Welcome Bags for new International students coming this fall. Dinner will be provided. If you’d like to help, email Mallory at by Tuesday at 12:00 pm. 998920_10152455415855400_1044672765_n

Welcome Folder Work Night

July 28th, 2014

Are you interested in volunteering for GC? Join us tomorrow, 7/29 from 5:30-7:00 pm as we stuff Welcome Folders for New International Students coming in August!
1004913_10152437567455400_1580729520_n Pizza will be provided. Email Mallory for more information.

GC on Facebook

July 21st, 2014

Did you know Global Connections has a Facebook page? Log-in to your Facebook account and search for the blue and green logo. You will find weekly updates and pictures from all of our events and services! Check it out and “like” our page!

Donating to GC

July 14th, 2014

Are you interested in donating to GC? There are several ways for you to contribute!


  • Drop off or send a donation to the GC Office located at 519 W Wooster Bowling Green, OH 43402.
  • Donate through PayPal

Furniture/Household Items

  • Check with your GC Partner Representative about donating gently used furniture and household items
  • If you are not affiliated with a GC Partner, contact Mallory about donating gently used furniture and household items

Raffle prizes

  • Drop off raffle prizes such as gift cards, jump drives, headphones, and gently used small appliances to the GC Office


  • Drop off Staples gift cards (used for office supplies), gas cards (used for GC trips), $5–$10 International calling cards (given to new International students) to the GC Office
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a month’s rent for the GC storage unit
  • Register your Kroger card for the Community Rewards Program and add GC as the organization you want your card linked with
  • Create an account on and add GC as the organization you want your donations going to

For more information on donating to Global Connections click on the Donations tab at the top of this page or email Mallory at

Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers — 7/12

July 7th, 2014

Join us for GC’s Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers on 7/12 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
1001186_10152402645490400_1138459032_nA fun evening of distributing Welcome Bags, having games for the kids, & connecting with the adults. We’d also like to provide the following items (new or gently used AND clean): pillows, sheet sets (twin), towel/towel sets, blankets, pots/pans, dishes/dish sets, silverware, cleaning supplies (bucket, paper towels, multipurpose/glass cleaner, broom/dustpan, toilet bowl cleaner, new toilet bowl brushes etc.). Drop off items at the GC Office, Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, or bring them with you to the picnic. We also need Volunteers to provide food, help with setting up the household item, help with children’s games, etc. Contact Mallory for specific Volunteer info if you would like to participate in the Welcome Picnic.  

Community English Class — Teachers Needed

June 30th, 2014

We are in need of English Teachers, including one Lead Teacher with TESL experience for the Community English Class! You do not need to be a licensed teacher or have any previous teaching experience. Picture 2

Classes begin on 9/18 and take place every Wednesday from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm-noon in addition to weekly teacher meetings every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Contact Mallory if you are willing to volunteer your time for this position. 

Welcome Bags/Backpacks for New International Students and International Seasonal Workers

June 23rd, 2014

There’s still time to fill a Welcome Bag for New International Students coming this Fall or Welcome Bags/Backpacks for the Welcome Picnic for International Seasonal Workers on 7/12. If you’d like to fill a bag, contact Mallory or stop at the GC Office this Thursday, 6/26 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. All bags need to be returned to the GC Office by Monday, 6/30.