Penn Graduate Student Center

Intercultural Programs

About Intercultural Programs

Practice and improve your language skills as you join other graduate students in conversation!  Email if you are interested in serving as a volunteer chat coordinator.

Community Impact Fund Events and Application

The Many Faces of DACA: Halmoni Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Penn Law, Silverman 240A

Representing just one of the millions of undocumented immigrants in America, 24-year old immigrant activist Ju Hong travels back to South Korea to reunite with his ailing grandmother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Halmoni shares an intimate glimpse into the young activist’s past and his struggles of being separated from family. Panel Discussion will follow the movie screening. Co-sponsored by Penn Law and the Community Impact Fund.

Application for Funding

Rolling applications being accepted through Friday, May 18, 2018

The Grad Center Community Impact Fund was designated by the Provost's Office to support graduate student initiatives and activities that build a community of mutual respect and intercultural understanding on campus. In particular, activities that address racial, cultural, or gender-based bias are to be supported with this fund.

Language Chats

Join other grad students for weekly informal language chats! These are not language classes, but are instead a fun way for speakers to practice their skills and meet new people. All participants should have conversation skills in the chat language they are attending.

Japanese Chats
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French Chats
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Spanish Chats
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Russian Chats

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 302 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Arabic Chats

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Room 302 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Korean Chats
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Middle East Center

Middle East Studies Graduate Paper Workshop Series

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Room 302 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Paper workshop series for graduate students interested in Middle East Studies.
If you have interest in participating in such a group/event and are not already on our listserv, please email

Outside Events for Parents & Families

Family and Kids Programs at the Penn Museum

Penn Museum Family Programming

Families can create fun memories in the Penn Museum’s international galleries with a lineup of engaging programs geared toward visitors of all ages. Except where noted, programs are free with Museum admission donation ($15 general admission; $12 for seniors [65+]; $10 for full-time students [with ID] and children [6-17]; free for Penn Museum members, children under 6, active U.S. military and PennCard holders.

For the most updated information on family programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (required for some programs) visit the Museum’s


World Culture Series and Family Saturdays bring the Museum collections to life, immersing visitors of all ages in music, dance, culinary arts, crafts, and cultural traditions from around the world. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221