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Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to travel abroad. The idea of going to another country always intrigued me. I grew up in the west of the United States in Bozeman, Montana where life was small and digestible. In 2007, I moved to Baltimore where my world grew a little bigger. However, I always craved more. 
June 7, 2021
By Office of Immigrant Affairs  Every June we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month locally and nationally. It is a time for people across the United States to explore their own heritage and #CelebrateImmigrants and the diversity that forms the unique American experience. For Philadelphia, it is also a time to celebrate all that is beautiful and vibrant about being a welcoming city and celebrating our local diversity and culture in all its shapes and forms.
May 30, 2021
By Anna Viden  One major aspect of the Global Philadelphia Association’s (GPA) promotion of Philadelphia's global profile is to encourage awareness of other World Heritage Cities beyond our city and the United States. Acknowledging Philadelphia’s place among the hundreds of these special urban centers that occur on every continent enables us to ask about our own and others’ remarkable historical sites and features. Virtually visiting these cities and their sites is quite possible.
May 25, 2021
As our city has begun to emerge from both winter and some of the roughest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are helping us to celebrate a very welcomed Spring.  On Sunday, April 18th, 22 NHLs held in-person visiting or virtual touring at their sites through the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) sponsored Reopen House Day. Overall, 1,458 in-person visitors and 564 virtual visitors attended events, took tours, and explored some of the city’s most significant historic sites.
May 19, 2021
PHILADELPHIA250 Presents Listen in to “In the Pursuit…,” our conversation series exploring how our four guiding values inspired by the Declaration of Independence shape the work being done today to make Philadelphia and the country more equitable, just, sustainable and resilient.
April 29, 2021
By Mike Sepanic Date April 27, 2021 Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that Antonio D. Tillis will assume the post of chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden on July 1.
April 29, 2021
Climate change is no longer a forecast for the future. It is quickly approaching and in many places of the world, it is already here. According to the City of Philadelphia, an increase in temperatures and precipitation are the biggest impacts that Philly will see in the coming years from climate change. In response to the economic, political, and social pressure mounting due to climate change, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability and International Student Affairs paired to discuss the issue. 
April 27, 2021
By Peak Johnson ProChile, the governmental institution in Chile that is solely responsible for export promotion, of both goods and services, announced two new commercial representations in the U.S., in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. last fall. 
April 27, 2021
University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies presents: K-12 NCTA Professional Development Seminar “Cultural Identities and Cross Cultural Connections in East Asia: Influences from the Classical Period to the Present”
April 27, 2021