GLOBAL News, August 2022

A Record 14 Rutgers Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarship: Meet one of the 14 Rutgers students – a record number for the University – who was awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the 2022 cycle. 

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Rutgers University Announces New Double Degree Engineering Program in Latin America: Rutgers School of Engineering (SoE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new 4+1 double degree program in partnership with Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), the first of its kind for Rutgers in Latin America.

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Rutgers Alum Provides a Grant to Support Study Abroad in Africa: The Center for African Studies announced a new $1 million grant from Neal Rosenthal (Class of '67) and his Mad Rose Foundation that will provide funding for the creation and support of study abroad programs in Africa.

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White Coat Ceremony Marks the Beginning of Rutgers Medical Students’ Careers: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) welcomed its incoming class on Friday, as 165 students put on their new white coats and recited the Hippocratic Oath to signify the start of their professional journeys before a large crowd at the State Theater New Jersey.


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Featured Global Events

Join Rutgers Global at the Involvement Fair and learn about the wonderful opportunities available, such as Study Abroad and Global Programming. To learn more, check out the Involvement Fair page at

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Instagram: We were so grateful to host 50 Mandela Washington Fellows this summer! The 6 weeks flew by, and we know they will be doing transformational work back home.

Here are some photos from the President's Reception and the Closing Ceremony:


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YouTube: Rutgers Global hosted the International Student Orientation starting on August 29. Meet our International Student Orientation Leaders!

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TikTok: Ever been to the ancient city of Pompeii?

Jennifer gives an inside look to the city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius 🗻

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Facebook: Rutgers University was honored to welcome a delegation from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea to campus last week. President Dr. Young Kuk and his colleagues met with members of the Rutgers community from Rutgers Global, the President’s office, the School of Engineering, the Physics & Astronomy department, and the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science.


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More Global Events

RBHS Welcome Back Event for Students, 9/14/22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Medical Science Building, Rosemary Gellene Room, MSB-B515, Newark

The International Student Services office is excited to welcome students back to Rutgers! Please join us on September 14 on the RBHS Newark campus for food and beverages. Students from both campuses (RBHS Newark & RBHS Piscataway) are welcome to join.  

More information and to register

Friendship Fridays are Back! Join us on Friday, 9/16/22 at 4:00 p.m., for "Speedfriending," 30 College Ave.

Friendship Fridays are open to all Rutgers students, both domestic and international, from 4:00-5:00pm. Each week there will be a different theme where attendees can enjoy games, activities, and conversation - all while making new friends from around the world.  

Fall Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 11/4, 11/11, 12/2

Check out the fall schedule for Friendship Fridays

Other Global Events:

Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here.

Check out the Rutgers Global Events Calendar. 

Visit the Bildner Center 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.

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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.