Global News
An International Scholar Reflects on his Time at Rutgers
Tiejun Bu, a scholar from Jilin University (JLU) in China, talks about his time at Rutgers during the tumultuous 2019-2020 academic year

Engineers Abroad: Balancing Academic Rigor and Global Experiences
Read about the experiences of some of our Rutgers engineering students who successfully incorporated an international experience into a demanding college career

Meet New Student Karoline Gonzalez from Rutgers-Newark
Gonzalez emigrated from the Dominican Republic with her family when she was 13 years old. “I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming, friendly, and beautiful Newark was and still is...”

Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana
Read more about this grant-funded project and learn about what the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is doing to improve cancer care and prevention in Botswana

Introducing the Global Collaborative Education Lab
The mission of the Global Collaborative Education Lab at Rutgers is to assist faculty in providing all students access to global experiences through virtual collaboration with peers from around the globe

Honoring Dr. Eugene T. Murphy
A scholarship fund for international educational programs has been created in memory of Dr. Gene Murphy, who served as Associate Vice President of Rutgers Global from 2013-2019

Rutgers' International Agreements Map
Rutgers has agreements with institutions all over the world, as evidenced by this new interactive database

Rutgers-Camden MFA Student Earns 2020-21 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship
Patience Williams will travel to the Netherlands this spring to write, study, and teach on a Fulbright scholarship

RU Social? New Media
YouTube: Is an online global internship right for you?
What is an online global internship? And is it right for you? Here is a short video with more information about this virtual opportunity that can provide many benefits, including earning credits, enhancing your resume, and providing important networking opportunities.


Instagram: The Scarlet Knight's Amazing Race
At a recent #FriendshipFriday, we played a fun game called the "Scarlet Knight's Amazing Race Around the World." This activity is still accessible, so go ahead and try to find where the Scarlet Knight is hiding! #RUGlobal

Play here:

Some Notes:
- Start in New Brunswick, NJ
- Have a pen and paper ready
- Feel free to use Google if you're stuck on a clue
- Don't get intimidated by all the map pins when you first login; you will not be visiting all of these locations.

Twitter: Good engagement for a recent event organized by Rutgers Global's Latin America Initiative
Mark your calendars for 11/2/20 for "Pharmaceutical Engineering – Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products," a Zoom conference in Spanish, featuring Dr. Fernando Muzzio, from 
@RutgersSOE. Register here:

Facebook: Fat Sandwich Contest Award Winners
"We are delighted to announce the winners of the fat sandwich contest! #RUGlobal
Healthy Interpretation:
Winner ($50): Amy Adair – Garden State vEGGin' Out Wrap
Honorable Mention ($25): Rachel Dickler – Healthy Fatty Budget Bagel
Cultural Interpretation:
Winner ($50): Eric Chan – The Fat Ronin
Honorable Mention ($25): Preethi Vontela – The Fat Nawab
$5 or Less Budget:
Winner ($50): Aaraju Adhikari – Fat Vegantine
Honorable Mention ($25): DeVonna Brockman – The Fat Vonna
Quarantine Sandwich:
Winner ($50): Anum Siddiqui – Fat Tikka Paradise
Honorable Mention ($25): Fariah Siddiqui – Fat Neptune"

For Students
An Opportunity for International Students from Rutgers Career Exploration and Success:
Please find below Bloomberg’s Recruitment Webinar Session details that will be held from November 2nd to November 12th, at different times. The details of the virtual events are on Rutgers Handshake.
• Monday, November 2nd, 2020, 3am – 4am (EST)

• Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, 8pm – 9pm (EST)

• Tuesday, November 10th, 2020, 3am – 4am (EST)

• Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 8.30pm – 9.30pm (EST)

Register now if you have an interest in 2021 graduate and internship opportunities, or a future career at Bloomberg in Asia.
Virtual Events
International Education Week(s), November 9 through November 20, 2020

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education “to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” Visit our webpage to learn about all of our planned activities and help us celebrate here at Rutgers! 

Rutgers and Tel Aviv Universities Joint Scientific Symposia: COVID-19 Research, Response & Lessons, 11/9/20, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Join leading experts from Rutgers and Tel Aviv Universities as they delve into the research, response and lessons learned from the global COVID-19 pandemic. With Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, the Inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Rutgers University.

The Annual Rutgers Virtual Jewish Film Festival, November 8 through 22, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for the twenty-first annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival. The festival will be presented entirely online this year, in a user-friendly format that will make it easy to watch a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany—all from the comfort of your own home.

The festival is sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University.

Working with International Students (Part 1), 11/11/20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET

Rutgers Global – International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is offering a workshop on working with international students. 
This workshop will provide:
• Information and guidance for administrators and academic officials working with international students 
• Information about immigration/visa regulations as they affect students’ academics and employment eligibility
• Forms and documents that international students frequently require
• An overview of services provided by the Rutgers Global ISSS 

ISSS Employment Chat Session, 11/19/20, 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET

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.

Friendship Fridays, "EAT: Enjoy American Thanksgiving," 11/20/20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

#FriendshipFridays continues during the month of November, each Friday at two times. Be sure to catch the Thanksgiving edition on 11/20!

Other editions include:
  • Household Items Scavenger Hunt - Friday, November 6
  • Coloring Hour - Friday, November 13 
For Zoom links and more information, click below. 

More Events
Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here:

Rutgers Global Events Calendar:

All month: Study Abroad 101 Workshops: Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

All month: Study Abroad Finance and Scholarship Workshops: Every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
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.