The International Showcase is an annual series of innovative programming focusing on global issues and international affairs scheduled between the week before United Nations Day through the week after International Education Week. All events are open to the university community and the general public. SEE 2015 International Showcase Event Archive >

The GAIA Centers awarded faculty and units with funding to host innovative, fun, and interactive programs with a global dimension. Check back in spring 2017 for a new round of International Showcase Funding.

2016 International Showcase Events

Communicating in a Global Society
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Honors College
Hosts: Honors College

Given how interconnected our world is, the importance of developing cross-cultural communication skills, diplomacy, and awareness of cultural differences, is increasing. While the Rutgers student population is the most diverse in the BIG TEN, access to diversity does not always mean that a global context is embraced or realized. Panelists will discuss how cultural awareness, understanding, and inclusion informs communication with others in academic courses, through research, and in the business world. Students will hear about the value of researching and understanding others experiences, religions, cultures, languages, and habits as well as some of the contexts in which this knowledge can be helpful and important.

Navigating Your Gender Identity in a Global Context
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 1:00–2:30 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center
Hosts: Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities

International Friendship Program (IFP): Social Hour
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 5:00 p.m.
180 College Avenue
Hosts: Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers
The International Friendship Program is a crosscultural social club consisting of international students, domestic students, and Rutgers community members. Hosted by the Center for Global Services, the arm of the GAIA Centers that provides immigration processing and advising for international students and scholars, this IFP event is a casual get-together to grab some refreshments and meet new friends. IFP events occur on a regular basis, and at times are focused on specific topics like the Super Bowl or Valentine's Day. For more information, visit facebook.com/RutgersIFP.

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Saturday, October 29, 2016 | TBD
Tillett Hall, Livingston Campus
Hosts: Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers

International Scholars Reception (Invite Only)
Monday, October 31, 2016 | 5:00 p.m.
Hosts: Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers

Global Ghouls Gala: An International Halloween Party
Monday, October 31, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue
Hosts: GAIA Centers
Grab some treats, hear some ghost stories from around the world, paint some pumpkins, and win prizes in our costume contest.

Sustainable Community Development: What We Can Learn from a Changing Cuba
Monday, October 31—Saturday, November 1, 2016
Hosts: Community Leadership Center at Rutgers–Camden
Academic experts and scholars from the U.S. and Cuba will share best practices and expand knowledge across a variety of STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and community development in this free week-long conference. The week begins with a public conference, followed by faculty collaboration meetings and site visits to community projects. The collaboration culminates in a strengthened relationship between Rutgers University and the University of Havana, including a spring trip to Cuba.

Laura Anderson Barbata Reception
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Hosts: Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities

Refugees and Migrants: A Global Humanitarian Crisis (Film Screening and Discussion)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center
Douglass Campus, Jameson Complex
Hosts: Center for African Studies, Center for European Studies, Modern Greek Studies, and the GAIA Centers

Rick Lee
Director, Global Programs and Relations