GC Closed Over Winter Break

December 15th, 2014

Global Connections’ office will be closed over the Winter Break from Sunday, 12/21 through Wednesday, 1/7. We will reopen on Thursday, 1/8. Mallory will be happy to respond to your phone calls and emails on 1/8. Have a restful, safe, and happy holiday season!

Congrats to All Graduates!

December 8th, 2014

Picture 2Congratulations to all who are graduating in December! We have really enjoyed getting to know you, and we wish you the best in all your future academic or professional endeavors. We would love to hear how you’re doing, so please keep in touch whenever you can by emailing Mallory or by posting on GC’s Facebook Fanpage. GOOD LUCK!.

Winter Break Transportation Requests

December 1st, 2014

GC is completely full with transportation requests for the winter break.  Currently, we are only receiving requests that are already at the same transportation center and on the same date/relatively close in timeframe (within a couple of hours) as a transportation request we received earlier. Another option to explore is the BG Airport Shuttle, (419) 308-5952.

GC’s Int’l Thanksgiving Dinner – 11/26

November 24th, 2014

GC’s annual International Thanksgiving Dinner is this week! Join us for traditional Thanksgiving food (along with vegetarian dishes).  There will also be a raffle of various household items & gift cards as well as wonderful International entertainment.


When:  Wednesday, 11/26

Where: BG Covenant Church (1165 Haskins Road)

Time:    6:30-9:00 pm


For a ride, meet in front of International Student Services, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A (the walkway between Hanna & University Halls). Rides will be available from 6:15 – 7:00 pm and then after the event.


Contact info@globalconnectionsbg.org or call (419) 601-0457 for more information or for directions.

GC’s Community Service Project: Martha’s Kitchen

November 17th, 2014

Join GC Volunteer, Marie Derkis, and other Internationals as we give back to BG! We’ll be serving already prepared food to those in need of a free meal at Martha’s Kitchen on Friday, 11/21 from 4:00 — 6:30 pm. The location of MK has changed to St. John’s Church (1505 E Wooster) for this week only. Contact Mallory by 11/20 if you’d like to participate.1383416_10152566055800400_332780920_n

Support GC at Kroger

November 10th, 2014

If you shop at Kroger, consider selecting GC as the non-profit organization that receives a certain percentage of your purchase. Please know that this has to be updated every year. To do so:

  1. Click here-Kroger
  2. Sign in (or register first).
  3. Go to My Account.
  4. Go to Edit  Community Rewards.
  5. Type in Global Connections.
  6. When GC shows up in a drop-down menu, select it.
  7. Save changes.

Now every time you shop at Kroger, Global Connections will financially benefit. Thank you for your support!

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes – No Classes on 11/4

November 3rd, 2014

Quilting/Crocheting/Knitting Classes are cancelled on 11/4. The next Quilting Class will be on 11/6. Contact Wendy Jenkins at wjquilts@gmail.com with questions or to join the classes!

Website Updates

October 31st, 2014

Check out our updated website including our Full Calendar! Brief explanations of events, services, and volunteer needs are also listed under the Internationals and Volunteers tabs. Take a look!

GC’s Local Shopping Trip

October 22nd, 2014

Need groceries? GC provides BG Shopping Trips every Saturday! (except when we take a trip to the Int’l Markets in Toledo and during BGSU breaks) Our next one is scheduled for Saturday, 10/25, from 10:30 am — 12:00 pm. GC Volunteers will take you to any store in Bowling Green. Email Mallory by 12:00 pm on Friday to sign up.1459836_10152660038855400_1517880351_n

GC’s World Food & Fun Night

October 13th, 2014
Global Connections’ Fall World Food & Fun Night
Join us for an evening of fun and food from a variety of cultures, fun connections between Internationals & Americans, and fun entertainment!

Bring a dish of food (already prepared and enough for 5–6 people) from your culture for the potluck.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:00 — 9:00 
@ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (315 S College Dr.)

Click on the links below to sign up to bring food and/or volunteer:
Email us at info@globalconnectionsbg.org for directions. For a ride, meet in front of ISS, south end of University Hall in Faculty Parking Lot A. Rides will be available from 5:45–6:30 pm and after the event.

This is a child friendly event. Bring your family!