GLOBAL News, September 2022

Spotlight on the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at Rutgers: Fifty of the best and brightest young African leaders came to the Rutgers campus this summer for the first time in two years to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program.

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Advice Student to StudentAs a new year at Rutgers gets underway, current students were asked to share some advice with members of the incoming class. Here is what they had to say.


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Human Trafficking and Humanitarian Crises Link Undergrads 30 Years Apart: Student interns at the International Rescue Committee were among 100 participating in a new Rutgers Summer Service Initiative.


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Megan Francis to Serve as Director of the New SEBS Office of Global Engagement: Read about the efforts of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences to expand international research, teaching, and outreach opportunities, and support our international students.

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Rutgers-New Brunswick Among U.S. News Top 20 Public Universities: Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden also among U.S. News top public and national universities.

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For Students

Preparing for the UNFCCC Negotiations and COP27 Webinar Series

This 3-part webinar series has been developed by the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3),  Second Nature and the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGOs) constituency to provide anyone interested in the international climate negotiations with a comprehensive overview of the UNFCCC process, including policy questions and issues to be addressed in the upcoming COP 27 negotiations. Anyone interested in following the climate negotiations is invited to participate in the webinars. Complete details here: 

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Instagram: The London School of Economics Summer session is returning for 2023! We will be holding an info session with representatives from LSE where students can chat with us and learn more! Scholarships also available!

🗓When: Monday, September 19, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

📍Where: Murray Hall, Room 112 | College Avenue Campus

Questions? Contact us at

#RUGlobal #RUStudyAbroad #SummerSession #LSE #lsesummer

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YouTube: Meet four of the Mandela Washington Fellows, who spent six weeks at Rutgers this summer participating in two six-week Leadership Institutes, talk about the ways they will impact their home countries in Africa.

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LinkedIn: Heba Abdelaal tagged Rutgers Global in her announcement:

"I'm happy to share that I'm starting a new position as RU-FIT Peer Leader at Rutgers Global!"


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Facebook: Interested to learn how AI and machine learning could be used to find new patterns and connections in Japanese cultural heritage material at Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives? Check out “Exploring Japanese Cultural Heritage Collections with AI” on 9/25 & 9/16, led by Special Collections and University Archives and the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) in association with the department of Asian Languages and Cultures.


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Twitter: RT @RutgersCommInfo

Calling all #RUSCI students interested in #StudyAbroad! Check out the SC&I classes that traveled to Greece, Ireland, and Italy last spring & summer! YOU could be one of them this year!





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Rutgers Global is on TikTok! Check us out.

Global Events

Friendship Fridays are Back! Join us on Friday, 9/16/22 at 4:00 p.m., for "Speedfriending," 30 College Ave.

Friendship Fridays are open to all Rutgers students, both domestic and international, from 4:00-5:00pm. Each week there will be a different theme where attendees can enjoy games, activities, and conversation - all while making new friends from around the world.  

Fall Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 11/4, 11/11, 12/2

Check out the fall schedule for Friendship Fridays

Mental Health Workshop Series: International Student Challenges & Culture Shock, 9/26/22, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., ISSS, 180 College Ave.

Join us for a free interactive workshop series with a CAPS counselor and Rutgers Global Staff to learn about ways to support yourself and your loved ones. 

In collaboration of Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and Rutgers Global- ISSS, we hope to raise awareness of mental health issues among international students.

Workshop Dates: 9/26, 10/17, 11/14

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Inclusion Summit: Holding Space for Change, 9/30/22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Livingston Student Center

Join the Tyler Clementi Center for Diversity Education and Bias Prevention for the inaugural Inclusion Summit. Join in-person to build community. There will also be an option to attend virtually. 

Rutgers Global Assistant Dean Anu Gupta will be presenting a session.

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Explore New York City, 10/14/22, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Depart from 30 College Ave.

Join Rutgers Global for a day in New York City! Explore Central Park, visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art or American Museum of Natural History, or just relax and take in the city sights.

The bus will depart Rutgers-New Brunswick at 9:30 am and leave Manhattan at 4:00 pm. Transportation between Rutgers and NYC will be provided by Rutgers Global but entry fees for any and all museums and attractions must be paid for by attendees.

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Save the Date!

Join us for the Fall 2022 Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, November 15 at the College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick! Don't miss this key study abroad event.

Find out more about our program offerings and how international exposure can give you a competitive edge in your job hunt.

We’ll have food, music, and giveaways—including application fee waivers and scholarships! Stay tuned for details.

Other Global Events:

Be sure to visit the main Rutgers University Events Calendar here.

Check out the Rutgers Global Events Calendar. 

Visit the Bildner Center 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.