Parents

From the moment you dropped your son or daughter off at Rutgers before his or her first day, you trusted us to provide him or her with an exceptionally high level of education. With more than 100 majors and 300 research centers, your student will graduate with an enviable degree from a Big Ten school and a collection of rich experiences that have prepared them to enter the workforce or graduate school.

When it comes to employability in the interconnected world of the 21st century, students who land rewarding jobs in their desired fields often report that global experiences helped them edge out their competition. Many of our study abroad students find themselves—for the first time—completely responsible for their schedules, transportation, and finances while contending with different cultures and languages. These students return to campus with a renewed sense of diligence and responsibility that they then apply to their Rutgers coursework.

Rutgers, through the Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers, offers more than 180 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries. These programs can last either for a few weeks or up to a full year. We offer many scholarships for these programs, and any student who meets GPA and course requirements is welcome to take part in these transformative growth experiences. 

Rest assured that the safety and well-being of Rutgers students abroad is our number one priority. Once admitted to a study abroad program, we provide you and your students with in-depth information on:  

  • The program location

  • Instructions for how to prepare for a program and its locale

  • Emergency procedures

  • Tips and suggestions for how to remain safe and healthy throughout the study abroad experience

Help Your Student Choose the Right Program >  

Help Your Student Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships >  

Earn Credits. Make Memories. Gain an Edge. Study Abroad.

Celebrating 50 Years of Study Abroad at Rutgers

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2017 marks 50 years of Rutgers study abroad tradition

In 1967–1968, Rutgers sent its first class to France for its Junior Year Abroad program. One alumni of the program shares her story on our TV show, Rutgers Around the World.

Additional Information

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES +

Explore more than 50 scholarship opportunities to help your student participate in the study abroad experience of a lifetime, or encourage your student to enter our $1,000 study abroad scholarship raffle.

Rutgers Scholarships ($500-$5,000) >

Country-Specific Scholarships ($500–$15,000) >

Minority and Interest Group Scholarships ($135-$28,000) >

National Competitive Scholarships ($500–$20,000) >

 

PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST +

We urge students to prepare a checklist to ensure a smooth transition from Rutgers to their host country. Review these materials to make sure your student is prepared before departure.

See Study Abroad Checklist >
Get Passport > 
Financial Planner > 

Real World Experiences

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Students are reaching out to the world from campus classrooms. Meet change-making future leaders who were paired with global leaders and empowered to provide solutions of positive social, political, civic or economic change at the Clinton Global Initiative University.

 

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Study abroad students are people with a wide variety of thoughts and feelings, about their adventures throughout the globe. In this Facebook series, study abroad students “tell all” about their time abroad. #RUHoSA

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We are dedicated to removing obstacles and helping students every step of the way to a life-changing study abroad experience. In addition to facilitating many scholarship options, we helped to issue U.S. passports to eligible students who have never had one during the university's 250th anniversary.

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