Below you will find a sampling of resources related to Philadelphia's global character and other international matters--background on civic initiatives, research findings, policy documents, and publications--as well as links to relevant sites.

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 The Monell Center has partnered with the Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA) and Jefferson Health to conduct a survey of people who have experienced smell and/or taste dysfunction as well as their caregivers and family members. 
Are you passionate about Philadelphia and all that our amazing region has to offer? Are you also curious about international affairs and possess a global consciousness? Combine your passions and join us at Global Philadelphia Association. We are currently hiring interns/volunteers to be actively involved in helping us represent Philadelphia as a global city and raising its profile.
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children – and ourselves – to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has 25+ years’ experience helping governments create the conditions to spur global competitiveness, advising businesses on how to thrive abroad, talking to parents on raising global citizens, and training K-12 to adult educators on building global competencies and bringing the world into their classrooms.
This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is an Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in many international and global studies topics.
“Where can I go for shelter?”, “Where can I get my next meal?”, “How can I take care of my mental health?”, “Where can I find social support?” – these are the lifesaving questions that the AsylumConnect catalog is designed to answer. This high-impact tech product allows LGBTQ asylum seekers to access providers specializing in these wraparound services in one convenient, online location.
From independent professionals to Fortune 500 companies…we are the global connector for the Philadelphia region. Since 2011, GPA has been the agency, which has brought together hundreds of likeminded international companies who understand the value of working, creating and playing together. Our member companies are a vast array of powerful individuals and organizations that rely on GPA to help them deliver their message.
Academy of Natural Sciences Adventure Aquarium* Air Mobility Command Museum Alvethorpe Park Arnold's in Oaks Art Splash - Art Museum Ashbridge Playground B&N Storytime* Barnes Foundation Arbetorum Bell Tavern Park* Bellevue State Park - Wilmington Big Castle Playground - Doylestown Bounce U Bowling Brandywine Tresure Trail Passport Brandywine Zoo Bucks County Children's Museum Cade Playground Can Do Park - Wilmington
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Global Ideas Summit Notes Topic 1: Implement a public engagement campaign to inform the regional population about Philadelphia’s status as a World Heritage City and activate a discussion of the resulting opportunities. Campaign to inform region and activate discussion of opportunities (Implement a public engagement campaign to inform the regional population about Philadelphia’s status as a World Heritage City and activate a discussion of the resulting opportunities.)
Located in one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities, Philadelphia real estate stands to significantly benefit from our new status as the United States’ first World Heritage City. Although literature on the impact of world heritage status on property values is still limited, such research as is available suggests that many cities across the globe have experienced a positive “world heritage effect”, both directly and indirectly. The discussion below reviews the subject and is followed by detailed references to the supporting research.
Helpful links provided by Health Insurance Marketplace regarding immigration families and the Affordable Care Act:
Many people have found that "classroom English" is very different from "conversational English" - they have trouble speaking even after years of study. The same is true of those who have studied foreign languages. Courses at IHP are offered in a uniquely multinational environment, and emphasize the strengthening of conversation skills. 
In 1972, UNESCO adopted the “Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage”, which provided for the inscription of natural or cultural sites on a “World Heritage List.” Numerous such sites have been inscribed on the list in succeeding decades, including a relatively modest number of sites in the United States. The sites in the U.S. have tended to be in the category of natural sites. One significant exception is Independence Hall. Independence Hall was inscribed in 1979 as a cultural site. 
Philadelphia's International Market is more than a city with international grocery stores, it's a destination! Browse their International Food, International Favorites, World Foods. Find all the tasty global foods you've been searching for. Submit your favorite place! Click on the top left corner icon  to see the entire list!  
GLOBALLY-MINDED LEADERSHIP A public information project sponsored by the Global Philadelphia Association Nancy Gilboy and Craig Snyder, Project Co-Chairs
From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the writing of our Constitution, Philadelphia has become known as the birthplace of the nation. But the Revolution didn’t just take place at Independence Hall — a lot of seminal events in the Revolutionary War went down in the Greater Philadelphia area.
On December 8th, 2014, the Global Philadelphia Association hosted its second “Global Idea Summit” at Drexel University’s Bossone Center. It was a chance for members to connect with one another, to hear from distinguished leaders of the international community and to offer their own unique perspectives on the most critical global initiatives seizing Philadelphia at the moment.