Global Perspectives: Highlights of programs and practices from around the world as well as study tours previously experienced.

Intergenerational Experience Study Tours
Intergenerational Work in Japan

In August 2006, Penn State faculty members participated in Uniting the Generations: Japan Conference to Promote Intergenerational Programs and Practices.

Intergenerational Programmes: Towards a Society for All Ages


230 page publication on intergenerational programs (Spain). Includes topics such as benefits, the social inclusion of the elderly, shared sites: a practical model, communities for all ages: a practical model, the profession, and fostering policies.

Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge

The Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge, known as ICIK, is located at The Pennsylvania State University. ICIK is part of a global network comprised of more than 20 indigenous knowledge resource centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. ICIK is the only currently-active indigenous knowledge resource center located in the United States.

Intergenerational Activities from a Native American Perspective

PDF document, 167.1 KB

External Resources
Global Perspectives for Intergenerational Living and Learning – Spain: A Penn State University course

For the Spring 2022 and Maymester 2022 semesters, Penn State University students (enrolled in AEE 499) were introduced to the IG (intergenerational) studies field, explored applications in their field(s) of interest, and met IG specialists who are doing innovative, evidence-based work in Spain. Course design and implementation took form via a collaborative effort between the Penn State Schreyer Honors College, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, and University of Granada (Spain).

Thrive Together - A Changemaking Guide to Intergenerational Collaboration

This impressive curriculum - developed by Ashoka's New Longevity team and the Grandmother Collective - provides "a roadmap inspired by the wisdom of visionary leaders who are helping transform how we interact across generations." A collection of resources and insights from pioneering and inspiring intergenerational initiatives unfolding on the global stage.

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Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging

Contact Us

Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging