GLOBAL News, October 2021
Meet the Study Abroad Global Ambassador Media Team: Each Ambassador will create ten videos while studying abroad during the Fall 2021 semester that will be featured on TikTok primarily, giving a real-time glimpse into the experience.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Rutgers SEBS Alum Michelle De Freitas-Montes:
Meet Michelle, a self-described
"first-generation Hispanic immigrant, and avid lover of sport, food and culture who hopes to work with underserved populations as a future physician."

Unstoppable Innovation Ventures at Rutgers over Past Year: “Supporting and growing the innovation pipeline at Rutgers by partnering with our community of innovators has enabled us to advance life-changing discoveries into the market that improve lives and communities around the world.”

Rutgers and NYU Receive Federal Grant for New Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity: “The Rutgers-NYU Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity will bring much needed focus, coordination, and resources to research focusing on Asian health issues.”

Rutgers Engineering Student Receives NIH Funding for Biomedical Research: Melissa González, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, says she wanted to join the program so she could meet other students from diverse backgrounds who also love engineering.

Exploring the Connection Between Language and Justice: Read about the Language and Social Justice initiative, which is exploring the role of language in perpetuating and combating injustice.

Kyle Farmbry Named 10th President of Guilford College: The Rutgers-Newark SPAA Professor and former Dean has led a range of DEI-related global initiatives, including with South Africa, the Mediterranean, and refugees and at-risk migrants. 

RU Social? New Media

YouTube: Tune in to see recordings of two recent virtual events on the topic of the crisis in Afghanistan.

9/16: “Rutgers University-Newark: Responding to the Afghan Crisis”

9/20: "Afghanistan, A Roundtable Discussion: Colonial Histories, Refugee Contradictions"

TikTok: Check out Professor Robson’s program in Thailand!

#RUStudyAbroad #Fall21RUStudyAbroadFair

Instagram: It's been about a month since we've welcomed students on campus and returned to Rutgers! What has Rutgers Global been up to? Swipe to find out! #RUGlobal

Photo Collage 1: International Student Orientation
Photo Collage 2: Involvement Fair
Photo Collage 3: Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience (ROSE)
Photo Collage 4: Fall Study Abroad Fair

Facebook: Join us on October 7 from 11am-12:30pm for the Outlook on Africa Series: Gender, Health and Medicine. You'll hear from a panel of Mandela Washington Fellow Alumnae discuss topics such as sexual and gender based violence, maternal and reproductive health, and innovation solutions and activism being developed and disseminated throughout Africa. Presented by Douglass Residential College Global Village and Rutgers Global. Link:


Twitter: RT MandelaWshFellowship

We love to see our #MandelaFellows apply what they learned during
@WashFellowship in their work! Learn more about how
@Madiba20161 #YALI2016 is transforming recycling in #Cameroon:

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.
Global Events
Friendship Fridays: Football 101, 10/8/21, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom

Curious about the rules of American football? Join us this week to learn how the game is played and how RU fans cheer on the Scarlet Knights on the field - just in time for Homecoming Weekend!

And join us on 10/15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for Friendship Fridays: Rutgers Crafternoon where we'll tie-dye a Rutgers t-shirt.

Big Ten+ International Students Connect, 10/14/21, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom

Join us for a virtual career networking opportunity with international peers across the Big 10+ network. This informal event will give you the opportunity to have career conversations in small breakout rooms to explore career interests and make connections in your career journey. We are also inviting several Big 10+ International Alumni to join the event to help facilitate networking conversations. Event registration via Zoom is required.

Study Abroad Info Session, 10/15/21, 11:30 a.m. (ET) via Zoom

If you're interested in learning more about study abroad options for the winter and summer sessions, and spring embedded programs, mark your calendar for this virtual information sessions.

Conversation Circle, 10/19/21, 9:00-10:00 a.m. (ET) 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.

Join Us: Fall 2021 International Scholar Services Virtual Workshops, 10/12/21 & 10/19/21

These workshops, taking place on October 12 and October 19 are designed for departmental administrators responsible for visa processing/matters on behalf of their departments.

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.