The Office of Academic Programs and the Office of International Programs are providing virtual advising by appointment.

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International students, please see: FAQ for International Students

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SEBS Office of International Programs

Our Mission

We encourage and promote all SEBS students, faculty and visitors to incorporate internationalization in their academic pursuits in order to foster global perspectives that address modern scientific challenges on local and global scales.

We support study abroad in the sciences, faculty research, and exchange collaborations, and we welcome incoming international students with specialized program enrichment.


Call for Papers: Power on Your Plate

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All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition, and Wealth
– Date: January 25-28, 2021
– Location: Gran Melia Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania (You may choose to deliver your presentation remotely)

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020. Visit for more information.

ROSE Initiative for First-Year Undergraduate Students from China (Class of 2024)

Rutgers University is pleased to announce the ROSE (Rutgers Overseas Semester Experience) Initiative, a program designed for first-year undergraduate students from China whose ability to come to the United States to attend Rutgers in the fall of 2020 may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ROSE program offers Chinese students the opportunity to experience their first semester of Rutgers at a partner university campus in China. The on-campus locations currently being explored include several leading universities in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Haikou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

The ROSE program is an option for newly admitted students, in addition to either beginning coursework fully online or deferring admission. For more information, please visit the ROSE Initiative website.

Study Abroad Highlights

Eric Lorenz, PepsiCo, Inc.

“The Microbiology and Culture of Cheese & Wine is a hands on experience filled to the rim with culture, science, French history, and of course, cheese and wine. As a process engineer, I’m always interested in learning how things are made, and this course did not disappoint. Dr. Häggblom’s expertise in microbiology is a fantastic partnership with Dr. Healy’s knowledge of local French history and culture. Together they round out […]