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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

Assistant vice president for international and global affairs Eugene Murphy talks to students about study abroad at the Study Abroad Diversity Reception

GAIA Centers Hosts First Study Abroad Diversity Fair

October 6, 2015
James Lickfield, Public Relations Associate 

Last month, the GAIA Centers held its first annual Study Abroad Diversity Reception for a select group of attendees to explore what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century. More than 100 globally engaged students and study abroad returnees attended the event.


Rutgers Welcomes Largest International Student Class in University History During 2015 International Student Orientation

August 27, 2015

Rutgers has seen tremendous international growth over its nearly 250 years. On Monday, August 24, 2015, Rutgers welcomed about 1,500 international students—the largest incoming international class in university history—for the week-long 2015 International Student Orientation. GAIA Centers staff and volunteers, many of whom are international students, helped to welcome the incoming group to Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS. 

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Rutgers Faculty Receives NSF Award Stemming from GAIA Grants Project

July 14, 2014

Rutgers–Newark anthropology professor Sean T. Mitchell recently received a three-year NSF award totaling $135,878 for his project, “Collaborative Research: Social Mobility, Poverty Reduction, and Democracy in an Emerging Middle Class.” The NSF award comes as a direct result of his work funded by the GAIA Centers through its GAIA Grants program.

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Rutgers Welcomes Delegation from Bangladesh

July 6, 2015

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh visited Rutgers on July 6, 2015, to meet with Rutgers leaders and representatives to discuss curriculum development and collaborative research opportunities between Rutgers and Bangladesh institutions.


GAIA Centers Announce Latest Announce Latest International Funding Recipients

The GAIA Centers announced the recipients of more than $240,000 through its GAIA Grants--a collection of five international funding opportunities that open each fall. In all, 30 awards totaling $244,400 were awarded to faculty across the university. The awards aim to foster international engagement through research, teaching, and service for faculty at each Rutgers University location and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

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Lasting Impressions Exhibit Highlights Peace Corps Global Health Experience

May 4, 2015

The GAIA Centers 2013–2014 biennial theme, Global Health!, supported over 100 projects and events that raised awareness about global challenges and solutions in the health arena. On April 11, 2015, Lasting Impressiona—an art exhibit curated by returned Peace Corps volunteers to highlight the Peace Corps legacy in New Jersey and the surrounding community—opened to the public.


International Guidance Counselors Visit Rutgers

Meghan Longo, International Admissions Officer

May 4, 2015

Twenty-four international guidance counselors from 17 different countries came to Rutgers for the International Counselor Fly-in, a weeklong event hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The different regions of the world represented included Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Europe.

Mohini Mukherjee

GAIA Centers Student Services Associate Director Awarded Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award

Mohini Mukherjee, associate director of student services at the Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers, was recently awarded a Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).

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The GAIA Centers Welcome New Director of Global Programs and Relations

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Global Programs and Relations, Rick H. Lee, to the GAIA Centers on Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Rutgers Selected by U.S. Department of State to Host Mandela Washington Fellows

April 3, 2015

Rutgers is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner for the second year in a row. On June 19, 2015, Rutgers will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging civic leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.  Fellows are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. 


Global Focus


Global Statistics

United States 78.9%Turkey 0.5%
United Kingdom 1.8%Indonesia 0.5%
India 1.7%Switzerland 0.4%
China 1.7%Thailand 0.3%
Brazil 1.5%Poland 0.3%
Australia 1.4%Japan 0.3%
Canada 1.1%France 0.3%
Venezuela 1.1%Taiwan 0.3%
Germany 0.6%Republic Of Korea 0.3%
Philippines 0.5%Sweden 0.2%