Since 2012, Greg Costalas has been working as a senior program coordinator and the international sponsored student and scholar coordinator at Rutgers where he advises many of the J-1 visa holders on campus. He works with both degree and nondegree-seeking students on university sponsored visas, as well as with students and scholars on J-1 visas sponsored by outside organizations. Costalas also works on internationally focused programming for the entire university community and serves as the administrative director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program (Civic Leadership Institute) which takes place every summer at the university.
Costalas received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Rutgers and worked for a number of exchange visitor programs in the United States and abroad prior to coming back to the "banks of the Old Raritan." He lived in Australia for a short period and enjoys traveling around the globe to help him gain a better understanding of the world’s many cultures and people.