When the pandemic struck the world in early 2020, we had to adapt to virtual programming and activities to keep fulfilling our mission of fostering international connections. We have virtually hosted 285 international professionals in short-term programming since July of 2020! We are now happy to announce that we are resuming arranging homestays for international students and young professionals who will be living in our community for an extended period of time. We are resuming programming with safety as our highest priority. In August, our organization and two wonderful host families opened their doors to students from Turkey and Venezuela; we have invited these students to join our September First Thursdays event.
Check out “Going digital helps to expand the reach of GlobalPittsburgh” Post-Gazette article to learn how we navigated the challenges brought by the pandemic.