As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, an appreciation and understanding of different cultures is essential. At Rutgers–Camden, our students enjoy a rich academic experience and our faculty play an important role in sharing their experiences and knowledge around the world.
Rutgers–Camden will continue to enhance our faculty’s existing global research interests and international relationships, build connections with universities around the world, and provide opportunities for our students to experience different cultures.
Learning Abroad Program
Students can enhance their education with international travel—a major plus for launching a career in today's global economy. Our Learning Abroad Program intrates travel into the curriculum, allowing students to experience new cultures during one- to two-week study trips.
Learning abroad courses have traveled to Benin, Brazil, Cuba, England, France, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Prague, South Africa, and more. Here are just a few trip itineraries.
The Rugers School of Business–Camden introduces students to Brazilian business practices during a 10-day trip to Rio de Janeiro. On the trip, the students gain an understanding of Brazil's consumer market and business management practices as well as the challenges in an emerging economy. While staying in nearby historic towns, they interact with small and medium-sized enterprises, global companies, government bodies, and community organizations.
Rutgers–Camden’s undergraduate and graduate students have been able to course credit while studying abroad in Cuba for 10 days. During this incredible learning experience, the students met Cuban scholars from the University of Havana while exploring social and cultural landmarks of Havana. Courses included perspectives on socio-economic development, community building, and cultural adaptation, as well as Cuban art history and photography.
A 12-day trip to South Africa every Spring Break is offered to students by the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. The trip focuses on doing business in South Africa and students visit businesses and government institutions to learn more about management and marketing practices in the region. While touring Cape Town and Johannesburg, students interact with small and medium-sized enterprises, global companies, and community organizations.
Our global initiatives aren’t just about sending students abroad. We welcome students from all over the world to our own campus community. In fact, students from 25 different countries call Rutgers–Camden home. The Office of International Students assists international students with everything from applying to Rutgers–Camden and making the most of their academic experience here.
scholarship exchange with University of Graz
For almost 30 years, faculty members at the Rutgers Law School in Camden have participated in a unique faculty exchange program with Karl-Franzens University, or the University of Graz, the second-largest and second-oldest university in Austria. During the fall semester, a Graz professor comes to teach at the Rutgers Law, and during the spring semester, a Rutgers Law professor heads overseas to teach in Austria.
Higher Education Partnership in India
Rutgers University–Camden’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Vidyalankar School of Information Technology (VSIT) in India are proud to cooperate in a B.S. degree program for transfer students. Thanks to this innovative partnership, students from VSIT’s B.Sc. IT program may complete a B.S. degree in computer science at Rutgers University–Camden.
Our faculty members represent countries such as Brazil, Korea, India, Russia, and the Ukraine. Every year, we host a number of visiting scholars from around the world. Our faculty members also participate in study abroad programs, faculty exchanges, and conduct research projects abroad. Here are some faculty highlights.
Luke Burke is globally recognized for his expertise in organic chemistry. The professor of chemistry is a past recipient of the Jan Stas Prize for research from the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences.
Marie Chevrier, a professor of public policy at Rutgers–Camden, is respected internationally for her insight into weapons and arms control. She has chaired the BioWeapons Prevention Project, a global network dedicated to the elimination of such weapons.
Rajiv Gandhi is an associate professor of computer science at Rutgers University–Camden who has taught in India through a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. He taught algorithms and approximation algorithms at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) in Bombay, India.
Sungsoo Kim, a professor of accounting at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, has been appointed to the Peer Review Committee for Fulbright Scholars by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars. The council administers the Fulbright Exchange Program for students and faculty in the United States and around the world. Kim participated in the final selection of U.S. Fulbright scholars for 2013–14.
Patricia Sayers, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, was appointed as United Nations delegates by the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medio-Social Assistants.