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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

About Us

About Us

The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)

The university established the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) in 2011. The GAIA Centers work toward developing a comprehensive, universitywide set of global initiatives and services; facilitating collaborative projects and strategic partnerships around the world; and expanding students' opportunities for international study and research.

Mission Statement

The GAIA Centers promote and enable Rutgers to be a globally engaged institution throughout its teaching, research, and service. Every Rutgers graduate must be equipped with the knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary to meet the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century, and Rutgers faculty must have opportunities to engage with their peers around the world to address pressing issues that transcend national borders. The GAIA Centers advance the university's global profile through:

  • Global Education
    Developing the global citizenship in Rutgers students by providing opportunities for study abroad, global research, internships, service learning, and multicultural experiences that are integrated with and support the learning goals of the academic majors.

  • Global Services
    Providing immigration processing and advising to talented international students and scholars and cultivating a welcoming, cross-cultural environment and avenues for them.
  • Global Programs and Relations
    Internationalizing our campus and surrounding communities by developing and facilitating cross-cultural and global programming that grow a global awareness among the Rutgers community and constituencies, and facilitating strong and consequential partnerships with universities, governments, and communities abroad while helping to welcome international delegations to encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas, expertise, technology, and cross-cultural dialogue.





Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

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50 Years of Study Abroad at Rutgers

Study Abroad 50 Years

Global Pavilion at Rutgers Day 2017

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10–4 p.m.
Visit our interactive Global Pavilion at Rutgers Day 2017, test your world knowledge, and win some prizes!

Now Streaming

WATCH ONLINE NOW Rutgers Around the World
The GAIA Centers produced a six-episode television show celebrating Rutgers international history over the past 250 years, Rutgers Around the World. The show explores Rutgers' global footprint through in-depth discussions and profiles of Rutgers' change-makers and international opportunities on all seven continents.

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