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

"They Call Us Monsters:" Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law

They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility in the middle of Sylmar Juvenile Hall, where LA County houses its most high-risk juvenile offenders. The film follows the stories of Jarad, Antonio, and Juan, who sign up to take a screenwriting class with producer Gabe Cowan as they await their respective trials. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters. Prior to the film screening, we will have a moderated panel with advocates from the Juvenile Law Center, where we will explore youth experiences with the criminal justice system. Please join LALSA, YAP, and LAGAPSA for this critical conversation. Food will be served.

Men and Masculinities Summit

Saturday, February 03, 2018, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston Hall

The Men & Masculinities Summit will explore and unpack issues relating to men's gender identity and highlight the work of male engagement on Penn's campus and beyond. It will offer an opportunity to engage, share, and reflect on topics such as sexuality, power and privilege, emotional literacy and vulnerability, healthy relationships, interpersonal violence, and race and culture. We hope attendees leave more willing to become change agents and leaders in creating norms around gender and masculinity that are healthy for themselves and their communities. Click here for full details and to register. Open to all.

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.

Spanish Chats
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Turkish Chats
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English Chats
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French Chats
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Arabic Chats
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German Chats
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Cantonese Chats
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Mandarin Chats
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Italian Chats
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Japanese Chats
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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

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