Very close to the end, you are nearly there! Remember to take breaks as needed and seek help if you're feeling overwhelmed or otherwise! Keeping that in mind, the GIC staff are here to support you and we are rooting for you always - so don't forget to stop by to study or take a break! Regardless, we wish you a safe and extraordinary winter break! See you all in the new year!
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
30 Years of Building Communities at Penn
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear."

                                                                                                           --George Addair
Expect GIC Holiday Hours!
We have at last reached the end of the semester! Now our schedules are opening up leaving time to study, test, write, and present - and of course - take study breaks!

If you need a break, a snack, company, or a quiet space, pop on by the GIC during this time. Be sure to check us out on facebook for an update on holiday hours to you know when to stop by!

Happy Studying!
YOU can be the difference to help Syrian and Iraqi Refugees!
Al-Bustan is hosting a drive for refugees this winter. All donated good must be received by Thursday, December 15th and will be distributed on Sunday, December 18th at a gathering organized for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, in coordination with Nationalities Service Center.
Accepting only the following: New or Gently Worn GLOVES, HAT, LINENS, warm blankets and bedding, and  STAPLE FOODS (rice, pasta, lentils, cooking oil, olive oil).
GIC | 3708 Chestnut Street
PAACH | 3601 Locust Walk, Suite G22
Germantown Friends School | 31 West Coulter School
Penn Becomes Sanctuary Campus
Tuesday the 30th President Amy Gutmann declared Penn a sanctuary campus. The statement came the day after she renewed her contract with Penn, becoming the longest serving president in university history. The statement also promised to continue advocating for immigration reform. This marks an important and historical step for progress at Penn that we hope to see continue.
Holiday (Christmas) Dinners and Baking!
To celebrate the winter season and in an effort to keep spirits up during exam times - the CA is having a few events involving food. 
Feel free to stop by the Newman Center and bring along friend!
Save the dates!
Tuesday, Dec. 13th | 5pm | Baking cookies
Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 6pm | Xmas Dinner

Civic House End of Semester Celebration
Join Civic House for the End of Semester Celebration! You have worked so hard this semester, now it's time to celebrate! Please come share in the goodies, games, and good company before finals and winter break.
Tuesday, December 13th | 3pm | Civic House,
 3914 Locust Walk
Interested in participating in a study focused on sexual minority people of color's experiences of racism and homophobia? 
In order to participate you must (1) identify as  a sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, ect.,), (2)  a racial/ethnic minority person (e.g., African American/Black, Arab American,  Asian/ Pacific Islander American, Native American, Hispanic/Latina/o, Multiracial), (3) c urrently reside in the United States, and (4)b e 18 years of age or older. You meet the requirements? Fantastic!
Complete the survey!
Van Pelt Dog Days 
Another Chance for the BEST kind of study break EVER!  Take a moment and bring your friends to play with some small furry creatures and ease the stress of finals! Va n Pelt is hosting Therapy Dogs International 
So come on down to enjoy and take a break!

Tuesday, December 13th | 1pm - 3pm | Van Pelt Dietrich Library, Room 223

Wednesday, December 14th | 1pm - 3pm | Van Pelt Dietrich Library, Room 241
George Takei's Broadway Musical Allegiance
There is a great chance to see George Takei's Broadway musical Allegiance in movie theaters for ONE NIGHT only in December.  George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung star in this spectacular musical about the life changes of a Japanese-American family after the events of Pearl Harbor. PAACH has a limited number of free tickets available, or you can purchase directly using THIS LINK.
Tuesday, December 13th | 7:30pm | Cinemark University City Penn 6
Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction Spring 2017 Meetings
This Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is a mindfulness-based program that teaches people skills to manage the multiple stressors in their lives.
I t meets weekly for eight weeks, for 2.5 hours each meeting. There is also a day of mindfulness, usually scheduled on the Saturday after the sixth class. No class over Spring break
This group requires the completion of an intake package before participants are accepted into the group. There is also a mandatory orientation meeting.
 For more information and to request the intake package, please contact:
Aurora M Casta
Toys For Tots Program
Due to popular demand the Association of Business Administrators (ABA) at Penn is again participating in the Toys for Tots program.  If anyone is interested in making a difference in some child's holiday this year through the purchase of a new toy, the US Marines will be on site to collect these unwrapped new to ys.
Thursday, December 15th| Noon - 1:30pm | University Sheraton, 3549 Chestnut Street 
Moral Voices Fellowship Applications OPEN - Rolling Basis
Moral Voices is a year-long interfaith and inter-ethnic service learning Fellowship that will bring together 15 Penn students to explore the dynamics of cultural and ethnic violence as well as strategies for their elimination. The Fellowship will include pre-trip learning, fundraising, campus engagement, a trip abroad, and a post-trip follow-through.
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st,  but applications will close on  January 15th  or until the cohort is filled.
Graduate Journalism Fellowship for Minorities 
 The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is an 18-month program that provides generous awards to 2 students in the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program each year. Fellows receive full-tuition benefits, a monthly stipend and on-the-job training during internships with Syracuse Media Group.
look HERE for the application and more details. Six finalists will be brought to Syracuse for interviews in early  March.
DEADLINE:  January 15th
CASI Student Programs Open House
The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides funding and support to current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to travel to India and conduct independent research and participate in volunteer internships based at selected CASI partner organizations. CASI also offers a nine-month post-baccalaureate fellowship, to support a recent Penn graduate to conduct an independent research project in India.
There will be samosas, snacks, and good cheer! Drop by when you can and chat with a CASI alum about their experiences.
Tuesday, December 13th | 2pm - 4pm | 
3600 Market St,, Suite 560
This is a paid summer internship opportunity for undergrads to explore  the field health services research. For more information, contact Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu
Additionally, check THIS out for more details  and links about eligibility, applying, and what's in store for the internship!
DEADLINE: February 1st

Verizon Scholarship OPEN 
 Students who are currently a full time sophomore /junior and who have demonstrated financial need can apply. These students should possess evidence of leadership potential and exemplary academic standing.
The Application includes a resume, and a one page (double spaced) essay explaining the student's interest in pursuing a career in telecommunications or communications.  The scholarship amount will be determined when awarded.
The application is HERE and should be submitted to Charquinta Sullivan at csul@upenn.edu by 5pm
DEADLINE: December 16th
Assistant Director Position
The Associate Director plays leadership role within a dynamic, complex office focused on promoting gender equity and meeting the diverse and ever-evolving needs of Penn students, staff and faculty. The AD supervises the  PWC  Administrative and Financial Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the center and ensuring a high level of services for students, staff, faculty, and families.
To learn more and apply, check HERE.
There are two programs offered - the European Programs(multiple locations) and the American Program, each with its unique focus. Both HIA programs examine human rights' issues but do so through different historical lenses. To learn more about the programs, check out the FAQs  for the American(John Louis) Fellowship or HERE. Or you can look at the FAQs for the European Programs and HERE
DEADLINE: January 4th

Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship
PPPS is a 12-week summer internship program through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn consisting of free housing, a paid 35-hour internship, and a  seminar with Dr.Ira Harkavy. To learn more, check out the website, and stop by an information session:
Tuesday, December 13th
Wednesday, January 18th
5pm - 6pm | Netter Center, Class of 1965 Conference Room 
For any questions email  Jenny Bae, ABCS Coordinator at baeji@sas.upenn.edu
DEADLINE: February 5th

Software Engineering Internship
TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is global quantitative proprietary trading and technology company. Software Engineers at TMG are passionate about software technology, especially as it applies to markets and trading. At TMG you will collaborate with a team of programming experts to create and maintain the platforms that connect TMG with the world's financial markets, protect the firm from catastrophic risk, and help us stay at the forefront of technological development. 
Pennlink Job ID: 832117. DEADLINE: April 11th.
Counselor/Teaching Assistant (mathematics summer program for talented, under-served youth)
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2017, we will run two programs, a residential program on a college campus in the Hudson Valley, and a day program in New York City. Compensation, room,board, and transportation included.
DEADLINE: February 13th

Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC)
3708 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone | 215.898.3358
Fax | 215.573.2597

Monday & Friday:  9am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday:
9am - 9pm
Copyright © 2014 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.