Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and the Chancellors of all four campuses joined with 24 other New Jersey colleges to pen a joint letter to New Jersey’s congressional delegation expressing concern about the obstacles their institutions face in attracting and retaining international faculty, students and staff.

Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Rutgers is pioneering a new approach to international student success. The Office for International Academic Success is part of Rutgers Global and was created in 2016 to address the need for improved experience for international students and charged with three goals: to enhance academic success of international students, to reduce redundancy in programming, and to ease the complexity of navigating a large university.

A team that collected 1,940 meals to distribute to students at three Newark schools in an effort to address child hunger and its impact on academic achievement and social development was awarded the top prize in a competition sponsored by the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation.

Joanna Zotti, who graduates from Rutgers this May, has been chosen for a prestigious autumn internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. Housed in a gorgeous palazzo on the Grand Canal, the museum is an open-to-the-public treasure displaying the famed collector’s carefully curated legacy, including pieces by De Chirico, Braque, Kandinsky, Picasso and Guggenheim’s husband, Max Ernst.

The Botswana-Rutgers Leadership Summit is taking place from May 5 through May 16 in New Jersey. The Bostwana delegation includes 18 representatives from government, corporate, and higher education institutions. The theme for the summit is transforming leadership in the public sector.

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity, according to the study published in the journal Nature .

On April 15, Rutgers University welcomed Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchanges (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State, to campus as part of Rutgers Global Visions and Voices series. She spoke on a topic of great importance to many institutions of higher learning in the current geopolitical environment: how to effectively promote the United States as the premiere higher education destination for international students.

I n much of the world, including the United States, who you are and where you live determine the quality of your health care—and, by extension, your health. Rutgers Global Health Institute awarded a seed grant to Michael Gusmano, one of the institute’s core faculty members and an associate professor in the School of Public Health, and his research is proving critical to health policy decision-makers around the world.

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Q: What is RU-FIT?

A: It is Rutgers' unique First-year International student Transition course, a one-credit course taught by Peer Leaders designed to aid international students in a successful transition to Rutgers University.

Our recent Rutgers Global Graduation Celebration was a wonderful way to toast our international undergraduate and graduate students, exchange students, and study abroad students. Did you know we have a new Rutgers Global Flickr page?

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy has just released a bi-weekly podcast: The Thing About France, in which Cultural Counselor to the United States, Bénédicte de Montlaur, interviews distinguished American cultural figures with notable connections to France, including David Sedaris and Liesel Schillinger, about their experiences in both countries.

Thinking about studying abroad? Check out this video where Matthew Hughes, a junior at Rutgers, talks about his experiences studying abroad in China.

Have you checked out our new student-run study abroad blog? Filled with advice, tips, and ruminations from our Rutgers students studying abroad.

The relationships you make when you embark on a study abroad adventure are sometimes the most significant. Take Christina and Lauren—both part of the Rutgers Global – Study Abroad Office—and both married on the same weekend in March to their respective husbands who they met through study abroad.

Global Events

May 24-June 2: Summer 2019
Pre-Departure Orientation Series
This summer, Rutgers will offer pre-departure orientations for international students and their families in five cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Delhi and Mumbai.

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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.