GLOBAL News, December 2021
Rutgers and Tel Aviv University Enter Partnership to Boost Research Collaboration: Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will further the collaboration between the two research universities and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub.

Announcing the 2022 Rutgers Global Grants: These modest seed grants are offered yearly to all tenured, tenure‐track, clinical, or NTT faculty with Rutgers appointments. This year, there are four separate award categories: International Collaborative Research , Global Health Seed Grants, Global Environmental Change, and Faculty Innovation in Global Learning

Meet the Fulbright Chair in Global Health at Rutgers University: The Fulbright Chair in Global Health at Rutgers University was awarded to Dr. Mara Rúbia André Alves de Lima, a Brazilian pulmonologist who is spending the fall academic semester at Rutgers teaching, conducting research, and delivering public lectures.

Rutgers–Camden Hosts Paraguayan University to Build Upon Dynamic Partnership: Projects underway between the partner universities focus on research, ethics, equity, transparency, and Paraguay’s indigenous populations. 

Featured Global Event
Join the Rutgers Global team for the Big Chill 5K Run!
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YouTube: Learn more about the mission, activities, and services of Rutgers Global in this short overview video.

TikTok: As a study abroad student, you can experience living in a new country and develop a greater appreciation for different cultures and lifestyles! Alexa shares some of the differences she's noticed living in Italy while studying abroad at John Cabot University. #RUStudyAbroad #RUGlobal

Instagram: Each week we post a Trivia Tuesday contest. Have you played yet? Here is our post from International Education week:

"Today's special #TriviaTuesday celebrates International Education Week! If you can answer all of our trivia questions correctly, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a Rutgers Global gift bag featuring cool Rutgers swag (swipe to see a sneak peek of a few of the prizes)! Play along on our story for your chance to win. Winners will be announced on our Instagram on Friday, November 19. #RUGlobal #IEWatRutgers"

Facebook: The holiday season has begun. Happy Hannukah!


Twitter: We were honored to partner with the Rutgers Global Health Institute and the Rutgers School of Nursing on an event to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1.


Rutgers Global is on LinkedIn! Stay connected.
For Students
For Faculty & Staff

Mark your calendars for a series on international collaboration and foreign influence.

Join for conversations on:
12/6/21 at 12:00 pm (ET)
1/10/22 at 12:00 pm (ET)

If you weren't able to join the virtual event, "Improving Education with the Science of Learning: The Impact of Culture and Beliefs" on November 18, please visit the Canvas page below for a video recording as well as additional materials.

This event was a collaboration between CTAAR and Rutgers Global as part of the Classroom Inclusivity Series.

More Global Events
Friendship Fridays: Holiday Celebration!, 12/3/21, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Van Nest Hall

This week, join us to celebrate the Holiday season by making a winter craft!

Location: Alumni House at Van Nest Hall, 19 College Ave., New Brunswick

OPT/CPT Chat Sessions, 12/14/21, 4:00-5:00 p.m. via Zoom

The Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office is offering twice-monthly chat sessions on CPT and OPT via Zoom.

This is a great opportunity for students to pop in and discuss their CPT/OPT questions with an International Student Adviser (ISA), as well as connect with other students who are also interested in off-campus employment.

Weekly Virtual English-Spanish Language Exchange Series: Intercambio Lingüístico, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fridays via Zoom

Meet our Spain Resident Director, Laura Gatzkiewicz, along with students from two of our semester exchange programs at the Universidad de Valencia and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. You can practice your Spanish while helping them practice their English, and learn more about studying abroad in Spain. Occurs weekly on Fridays.

SAVE THE DATE: The Study Abroad Spring Fair, 1/26/22, 4:30- 7:00 p.m., Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center

Interested in studying abroad? Join us for the Spring 2022 Study Abroad Fair! Learn more about our many study abroad programs and opportunities directly from our faculty, international partners, campus partners, and Study Abroad team. Find out how you can engage in these life-changing cultural and social learning experiences and gain a competitive edge in your future career. We'll have food and giveaways, including study abroad scholarships!

Other Events:

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II, In-Person Public Talk, 12/9/21, 7:00 p.m., Douglass Student Center

Join author Dr. Leah Garrett for a talk about her new book, X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II. Sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, advance registration is required at The first forty people in attendance at the event will receive a free copy of Garrett’s book!

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

Check out the 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!
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.