GLOBAL News, August 2021
Rutgers Receives Innovation Fund Award: Rutgers in partnership with Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán - Unidad Multidisciplinaria Tizimín, has been selected to receive an Innovation Fund award in the 2020 Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund Competition by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas (100K) Innovation Fund

Pandemic Year Calls for New Global Pedagogies: Learn how the academic team behind the ROSE program created an alternative to an online-only curriculum for international first-year students that offered rigorous pedagogical and curricular opportunities

Rutgers-Camden Honors Graduate, a Champion of Immigrants: Melani Cruz Stokes led an effort to raise $5,000 that supported undocumented and international Rutgers–Camden students who were not eligible for federal COVID-19 aid 

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Collaborates with Rutgers Engineering Professor: Rutgers' associate professor Rohit Ramachandran and Stepanek Frantisek, a professor at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, team up to improve pharmaceutical product design to save lives

Medical Students Begin Journey to Careers as Physicians During White Coat Ceremony: Hassiet Asberom, a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Ethiopia and Eritrea raising her and her sisters in West Orange, knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in science

New App Aims to Improve Odds for Expectant Mothers and Babies: Rutgers honors student launched Mother's Touch to address maternal health disparities

RU Social? New Media

YouTube: We are excited to welcome back our international students to campus this fall! Here is the welcome video shown at our International Student Orientation

TikTok: We wouldn't have been able to pull off our International Student Orientation without our amazing Orientation Leaders. Meet them!

Instagram: Applications for winter and spring study abroad programs are open! Swipe through to learn more about our winter programs in Florence (@ceastudyabroadflorence) and Belize (@cela_belize). Make sure to check out our weekly #FeatureFriday posts on Facebook and Twitter to see some highlights of our programs throughout the semester. Choose your study abroad program and apply at (link in bio). Winter program applications are due October 1st and spring embedded program applications are due December 1st. #RUGlobal

Facebook: Have you seen all the great events planned for Welcome Week? Make sure to stop by the Rutgers Global tables during the Involvement Fair next week! We'll be at Culture Fest in Voorhees Mall and outside of the Study Abroad office on College Ave. We'll have some fun giveaways and swag too! Head over to for info on Convocation, Involvement Fair, and so many more traditions on the Banks happening 8/25 – 9/3! #RUWelcomeWeek21 #RUGlobal

Twitter: Are you an incoming international student? Attend our Rutgers Welcome Sessions to hear from current students, ask questions & meet other new students while getting to know Rutgers before coming to campus. First session is 8/4 at 9am ET. Register: #RUGlobal

Rutgers Global is on LinkedIn! Stay connected.
For Students
Rutgers Global is hiring! Please see our job posting for a Rutgers Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter here. (PDF)

Learn more about Peace Corps at Rutgers University here.
Global Events
Fall 2021 Involvement Fair, 8/31/21, College Ave., 3:00-6:00 p.m. (ET)

Join Rutgers Global and over 500 student organizations, sports clubs, fraternities and sororities, university departments, and more to learn about the amazing opportunities Rutgers has to offer. Be sure to stop by our tables on Tuesday!

Study Abroad Fair, 9/17/21, Morrell St., College Ave. Student Center, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET)

Join us for the fall Study Abroad fair on September 21st on the New Brunswick campus! The fair will feature food, music, and giveaways, including scholarships. We'll have a variety of tables where you can hear more about all of our study abroad programs directly from our Study Abroad staff, faculty, and providers and ask any questions you have about study abroad. *Part of the Scarlet Knight Challenge.

Friendship Fridays, "Speedfriending" Edition, 9/17/21, Morrell St., College Ave. Student Center, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET)

Join Rutgers Global for this weekly “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students and scholars, Fridays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world! *Part of the Scarlet Knight Challenge.

More Global Events
Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here: 

Rutgers Global Events Calendar: 

Study Abroad Advising
If you aren’t sure which program you would like to apply to, or if you would like to get a head start on planning for your abroad experience, the first thing you should do is speak with one of our Rutgers Global-Study Abroad advisors!

Check out our online and in-person advising and info sessions here:
We are always looking for globally-oriented stories and events to share in Global Connections. If you have suggestions for submissions, please email them to
Rutgers Global is the university-wide office for international affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The office provides extensive study and service-learning abroad opportunities, academic support for international students, visa and immigration processing for international students and scholars, international partnership facilitation, and on-campus global programming that helps to educate students and professionals alike. Rutgers Global is committed to comprehensive internationalization for both students and faculty, creating resources and opportunities to enhance our global engagement at home and abroad.