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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

Global Education

Service-Learning Abroad

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The service-learning abroad initiative at Rutgers represents a unique type of student global and international engagement. It combines relevant academic work with opportunities to work closely with local communities. These experiences expose students to diverse languages and cultures and increase their awareness of differing global and international concerns.

Service-learning abroad is an expansion of international undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers. It joins academic study with experience rooted in community outreach and aims to expand the global experiences of Rutgers students.

Since 2011, the university has committed funds through a presidential initiative to provide scholarships for students participating in service-learning abroad programs. Service-learning abroad enhances Rutgers’ national and international visibility as a key leader in building strong connections with communities around the world.

Rutgers currently offers over 10 service-learning abroad programs:

The Americas
Brazil (not offered in 2015)
Cuba (not offered in 2015)
Dominican Republic


South Africa



Professor Mark Robson (SEBS, Entymology) takes students on an intellectual and experiential journey through the culture, history, and contemporary issues of public health in Bangkok. 





Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

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50 Years of Study Abroad at Rutgers

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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!

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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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