GLOBAL News, May 2022

Announcing the 2022 Rutgers Global Grants Recipients:  These modest seed grants in the areas of International Collaborative Research, Global Health, Global Environmental Change, and Faculty Innovation in Global Learning, are offered yearly to all Rutgers faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and NTT faculty. 

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Rutgers Global Hosts Virtual Panel on Higher Education Response to Refugee Students & Scholars: On April 22, Rutgers Global convened a virtual panel to discuss the pivotal role of higher education institutions with regard to refugee and displaced students and scholars, particularly in the wake of the recent crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine as well as the looming challenges of climate change.

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Paraguay USAID Official Visits Rutgers–Camden to Celebrate University’s Support: Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez, the country representative for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Paraguay, visited Rutgers University–Camden this week to speak to the campus community as a culmination of a three-year project that included establishing a center for ethics at Paraguay’s largest university.

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Expanding Local-Global Perspectives in The Conversation Tree Program: For students taking part in the Rutgers Graduate School of Education program called The Conversation Tree, there is a unique opportunity to interact with people in the local community and beyond who are looking to practice English language skills. 

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Peter Guarnaccia Honored with Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award by Rutgers: Guarnaccia, professor in the Department of Human Ecology, was recognized with the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award by the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (CACP) for his more than thirty years of work on diversity, equity and inclusion at Rutgers, nationally and internationally.

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2021-2022 Faculty Year-End Excellence Award Recipients Announced: President Jonathan Holloway and Executive Vice President Prabhas Moghe announced the recipients of the 2021-22 Universitywide Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards, including honors for Mayte Green-Mercado and Rebecca Davis for their international work.

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Featured Global Events
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We are celebrating our graduating Rutgers international and study abroad students on May 3! If you are graduating, please join us for food, drinks, activities, and pick up a special graduation stole

Register here

RU Social? New Media

YouTube: Rutgers Global hosted "Rutgers Got Talent!" on April 26, and we discovered what amazing talent we have here at Rutgers. Check out our playlist of finalist performances and congratulations to our top three winners:

Top prize - Jillian Cuzzolino

2nd place - Shravya Kamaraju

3rd place (tie) - Eric Chan and Zhanwen Zhu

Watch YouTube

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TikTok: Mahmud's got the moves 🕺

Where would you travel to when abroad?

#RUGlobal #RUStudyAbroad #gotthemoves #instatrip

Watch TikTok

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Instagram: Hey International Students! Be sure to check out our April email notice and know these three things now.

Link for our emails notices in bio on Linktree.

Questions? Ask our ISSS Advising Team:


Check out Instagram

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It's a wrap! Thanks for a great semester of Friendship Fridays!

Twitter: Don't miss the last three Friendship Fridays of the semester!


Check out Twitter

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Rutgers Global is on LinkedIn! Stay connected.

Other Global Events:

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!

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
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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.