GLOBAL News, March 2022
Afghan Human Rights Activist, Daughters Make Fraught Journey to Rutgers: Rutgers is welcoming scholars and students, like the Farid family, through growing efforts since the Taliban takeover.

A Matter of Perspective: A Ukrainian in America: Rutgers–Camden Robeson Library Associate Director Regina Koury was born in Russia, and her family relocated to Ukraine during her childhood. Having lived in both countries gives her a unique perspective of life in the region.

Local Internship Combines Social Work and Global Health: A new internship program at Rutgers infuses global health concepts into local social work practices, and it’s already making an impact on the students and community members involved. 

Background as Lawyer, and Dominican Immigrant, Shaped New Assistant Dean and Director of Student Compliance: The challenges of navigating college and law school as an Afro-Latina woman have been a north star for Ednin Martinez, Rutgers-Newark’s new Assistant Dean and Director of Student Compliance. 

Afghani Doctoral Student Finds a Home at Rutgers-Camden through Scholar Rescue Fund: Mustafa Saqib shares about his challenging journey to the United States at a free event in March.

Rutgers Students Decipher the Hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt: This fall, Rutgers Professor Gary A. Rendsburg began teaching what is believed to be the first course in Egyptian hieroglyphics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and the class was an instant hit with students. 

RU Social? New Media

TikTok: Take breath of fresh air with Mahmud at Belem Tower in between classes! #RUStudyAbroad #RUGlobal #belemtower

Instagram: We are highlighting one of our Summer Faculty-Led study abroad programs this #FeatureFriday: History Memory and Culture in Benin! The majority of this program cost will be covered through a scholarship! Swipe to read some highlights about the program. Application deadline is March 1st for Summer and Fall/Academic-Year 2022! Learn more and apply at
#RUGlobal #RUStudyAbroad

Facebook: In a talk at Rutgers‒Camden, Mustafa Saqib will share the story of his arduous journey out of Afghanistan to travel to the United States to continue his research and to complete his dissertation. The event is free and open to the public. Details, visit:

Twitter: RT @vogel_eri, Dr. Erin Vogel: Excited to introduce you all to baby Marli - Mindy's 4th daughter born since we started research at #Tuanan in 2003 - yes, all females! We were lucky to meet her during our last trip to Indonesia (Photo by
@will_aguado) #orangutans #TORP

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For Faculty & Staff
Global Events
Friendship Fridays: Coloring and Chocolate, 3/4/22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), 30 College Ave.

Spend the hour chatting with other students as you color away your stress and enjoy a variety of chocolate snacks!

Friendship Fridays: Art Class with Wes, 3/25/22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), Collaborative Learning Center, Livingston Student Center

This week, join Rutgers Global and the Zimmerli Art Museum for an hour-long, still life sketch lesson with artist Wes Sherman. Bring a pencil or other writing instrument and some paper.

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.

Other Events:

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

Here is the events calendar for the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

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!
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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.