Friday, September 12, 2014

International Students Welcomed by GlobalPittsburgh Members and Friends at Annual Picnic at North Park

More than 125 international students from area colleges and universities danced, ate and made new friends at GlobalPittsburgh's First Annual Members' Picnic Sept. 20 at North Park.

With lunch from food trucks, global dance music from DJ Pandemic, a very popular photo booth, games and activities to entertain them, the students were introduced to Pittsburgh hospitality to help them settle in to their new home.

GlobalPittsburgh members and friends socialized with the students, acting as cultural ambassadors to show them why Pittsburgh is such a special place in which to live and get an education.

Students came from Robert Morris University, Chatham University, Slippery Rock University, the English Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State Beaver and Penn State New Kensington, all of which are members of GlobalPittsburgh Educational Partnership (GPEP) Study Pittsburgh Initiative.

Food was provided by Saucy Mamas and Brassero Grill food trucks. The photo booth was provided by DGM Photography.

Many thanks to our partners who helped make this event such a big success: