GLOBAL News, November 2021
Outlook on Africa Series Connects Douglass Students to Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnae: The Global Village Living Learning Community Program at Rutgers-Douglass Residential College and Rutgers Global are collaborating on a new virtual series that connects alumnae of the Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellowship with current Douglass students.

Introducing the Rutgers Global Engagement Map: Rutgers Global has created an interactive map tracking four metrics of international engagement between the University and the world.

Faces & Voices--Karoline Gonzalez Sanchez, Rutgers-Newark Senior: The native of the Dominican Republic talks to President Jonathan Holloway about how she found her purpose at the Honors Living-Learning Community in the Faces & Voices of Rutgers series. 

Rutgers-Camden Assistant Dean Helps Haitians Back Home: Eliezer Marcellus is helping Haiti recover and rebuild for the future as co-executive director of New Jersey for Haiti, a nonprofit dedicated to providing relief and assistance.

Rutgers-Newark Named a 2021 Fulbright HSI Leader: In the inaugural year of this designation, Rutgers-Newark is one of 35 Hispanic-Serving Institutions recognized for noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program. 

Rutgers Award-Winning Invention Aims to Reinvent Drug Delivery: A device created by students of the Rutgers Honors College–New Brunswick revolutionizes the technology of targeted nutrient and drug delivery for infants.

Featured Global Event
Please visit our International Education Week webpage for a full listing of programs and events happening all week!
RU Social? New Media

TikTok: Check out a fun video of our students tie-dying t-shirts at a Friendship Friday event.

"View more of our #FriendshipFridays events at #RUGlobal"

Instagram: Take some time to relax this weekend! Paula, who's studying abroad at University College Dublin, shares some scenes from her weekend.


Facebook: Today's study abroad #FeatureFriday is our new program at the London School of Economics for Summer 2022! Read some highlights about the program below. Application deadline is March 1st. Learn more and apply at


Twitter: RT Rutgers University School of Social Work

If you're a student in the School of Social Work, make sure to check out the Global Open House on November 3rd! See below for details and registration link.


Rutgers Global is on LinkedIn! Stay connected.
For Students
Rutgers Global is hiring! Please see our job posting for a Rutgers Peace Corps Strategic Campus Recruiter here. (PDF)

Learn more about Peace Corps at Rutgers University here.
For Faculty & Staff
Mark your calendars for a series on international collaboration and foreign influence.

The first event is 11/8/21 at 12:00 pm (ET).

More Global Events
Friendship Fridays: Art Class with the Zimmerli, 11/5/21, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Hybrid event

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. This event will be held in person as well as online over Zoom. Feel free to attend either option.

Location: 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick or click below for Zoom link.

Working with International Students, 11/10/21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Rutgers Global – International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is offering a workshop on working with international students.

Session I: 9:00am-10:15am
Overview of Immigration Concepts & the International Student Experience

Session II: 10:30am-12:00pm
Employment, ISSS Updates, Breakout Rooms with ISSS Advising Team

Midday Mindfulness, 11/10/21, 12:00- 1:00 p.m., Graduate Student Lounge, College Ave. Campus

Spend your lunch hour learning and practicing mindfulness techniques, led by CAPS staff.

International Education Week Kickoff: Rice Around the World, 11/15/21, 6:00-8:00 p.m., College Ave. Student Center

Try rice dishes from different cultures while learning about the global importance of rice.

Conversation Circle, 11/16/21, 9:00-10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Did you know there are Rutgers students currently experiencing their first semester in China? Spend the hour online chatting with some of the students taking part in the Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE), sharing stories with them in English. The theme for this session will be all things food! Come join the conversation and maybe learn something new or make a new friend on the other side of the globe.

Resilience, Empowerment, and Peace: Advocating for Refugee Women, 11/17/21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Join us for the Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women's Global Health, a virtual event with Sarah Costa, Suraya Pakzad, and Foni Joyce Vuni.
Part of International Education Week.

Outlook on Africa: Environmental Sustainability, 11/18/21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Outlook on Africa Series features Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnae from across the continent as they discuss a myriad of topics related to women and gender throughout Africa.

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, 11/7-11/21, presented by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Visit the website for details.

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.