GLOBAL News, September 2021
Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellow Alum Transforming Recycling in Cameroon and Beyond: Ismael Essome, an environmental engineer from Cameroon participated in Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellowship and is now fundamentally changing the process of plastic waste management in his home country

Rutgers Professor Cathy Park Hong Makes TIME 100:
School of Arts and Sciences-Newark professor Cathy Park Hong made the TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2021 list this year

Faculty Member Receives NIH Grant to Implement a Mobile Messaging Intervention to Enhance Feeding Practices in Senegal: Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Shauna Downs has received a grant to study behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child nutrition in Senegal

Resource: International Collaboration in Research and Other Activities: As many federal agencies continue to enhance requirements and guidelines for the disclosure of international activities, Rutgers has prepared a summary of leading practices to ensure successful collaborations with international partners

Rutgers Alumnus Paul Orbe Receives Fulbright Award: The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Orbe, an-award winning teacher, has received a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award

Pandemic Lives in Chinese and English: Over Spring 2021, the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies teamed up with the University of Michigan Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) for a dynamic series of international workshops entitled “Covid Tech & China”

Kimberly Hopely Named President of the Rutgers University Foundation: Hopely will join Rutgers on Oct. 11, 2021, after serving as senior vice president and chief development officer at Arizona State University, where she led a successful fundraising campaign totaling $2.35 billion

Featured Global Event
Study Abroad Fair, 9/21/21, Morrell St., College Ave. Student Center, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET)

Join us for the fall Study Abroad fair on September 21st on the New Brunswick campus! The fair will feature food, music, and giveaways, including scholarships. We'll have a variety of tables where you can hear more about all of our study abroad programs directly from our Study Abroad staff, faculty, and providers and ask any questions you have about study abroad. *Part of the Scarlet Knight Challenge.

RU Social? New Media

YouTube: Meet our International Student and Scholar Services team at Rutgers Global!

TikTok: Meet our Global Ambassador Media Team and learn about their study abroad experiences this semester!

Instagram: Ask us anything about study abroad! One of our Study Abroad advisors is taking over our Instagram today to answer your questions! Head over to our story to ask a question and learn more about study abroad. You can also check out our highlights for Study Abroad FAQs if you miss our Q&A.

#RUGlobal #AskRUStudyAbroad

Facebook: The Center for European Studies at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences is hosting a roundtable discussion on Afghanistan on September 20, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (ET).
Register here:


Twitter: We at @RutgersU
 were honored to host Argentina's Consulate General in New York to campus on 9/7/21. The visit included a tour of the @RutgersSOE: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, a trip to the Center for Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), and more.


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.
More Global Events
Graduate & Professional Student Welcome Reception & Resource Fair, 9/23/21, President's Tent at 11 Bishop Place, 4:00-7:00 p.m. (ET)

Come meet graduate student leaders, faculty, and staff. Resource fair tables will have representatives from several offices that support graduate students. Light refreshment will be served.

OPT/CPT Chat Sessions, 9/23/21, via Zoom, 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: Scavenger Hunt, 9/24/21, 30 College Ave., 4:00-5:00 p.m. (ET)

Join Rutgers Global for this weekly “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students and scholars, Fridays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world!

This week, join us for a scavenger hunt across College Avenue Campus!

Coming in October: Fall 2021 International Scholar Services Virtual Workshops

These workshops, taking place on October 5, October 12, and October 19, are designed for departmental administrators responsible for visa processing/matters on behalf of their departments.

Coming in October: Study Abroad Info Session, October 15, 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.

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!

Other events:

Germany after Merkel: A Roundtable Discussion of the Federal Election Results, September 29, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (ET): Tobias Schlulze-Cleven (Rutgers), Christiane Lemke (UNC/Leibniz University), Sidney Rothstein (Williams College). Moderator: Belinda Davis (Rutgers University) Register in advance for this webinar. 

Big 10+ International Students Connect, October 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (ET) Take part in 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. Student Registration link

Introducing a New Online Exhibit: Jewish Agriculturalism in the Garden State, October 21, 1:00 p.m., via Zoom, Presented by the Bildner Center. For more information, visit this webpage.
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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.