Sponsoring International Visitors
Rutgers departments can sponsor international scholars, research students, or student interns on a J-1 visa. Please visit the Sponsoring Scholars and Research Students page and Sponsoring Student Interns page on the Rutgers Global-ISSS website for the requirements and procedure.
Resources for housing international visitors on campus are limited and subject to availability. The use of on-campus facilities is further differentiated by visitor type (group or individual) and visit purpose (research/internship, short-course, or conference).
Conferences can be hosted at the Rutgers Inn and Conference Center, in the summer through the Office of Residence Life, or with local hotels in the New Brunswick area. For on-campus options please follow directions provided on the appropriate sites listed above. For off-campus locations can be facilitated by directly contacting local hotels and mentioning your connection to Rutgers University. Additionally, the Office for Professional Continuing Education offers event support for an added fee.
Group Housing for Summer Programs
Short-term summer programs can be housed at local hotels, the Rutgers Inn and Conference Center, or through the Office of Residence Life. For support with short-term summer program housing, please contact the SEBS Office of International Programs at email@example.com
Visiting Scholars and Researchers
On campus housing for visiting scholars and researchers is limited and have strict guidelines. More information regarding on campus housing options can be found through Rutgers Institutional Planning and Operations. Information includes on-campus and close to campus options.
Other options can be found here. Additionally, visitors can be connected to local rentals and off campus housing through the firstname.lastname@example.org email or through the Rutgers Office of Off Campus Housing.
Helping Students in Distress
The number of college students who are experiencing mental health issues has been a growing concern on campus and it is important for faculty and staff to recognize the signs of mental illness to help students properly and timely. International students may experience distress due to cultural differences and language barriers as well as managing coursework similar to domestic students.
At Rutgers, Counseling, ADAP and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers counseling services for Rutgers students on campus. You can advise students to make an appointment with CAPS counselors or direct them to drop in during “Let’s Talk” hours if they are not interested in on-going counseling or have a specific problem and would like to talk it through.
Students can have informal and confidential consultations with CAPS counselors during the drop-in hours at several locations across campus, including SEBS. Students do not need to make an appointment and do not need to be affiliated with one of the locations offering the service. For Chinese students, Rutgers Global-ISSS hosts a Let’s Talk session with a counselor who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. For detailed time and location, please visit the Let’s Talk website.