New Jersey is Now Home to an Array of Cultures

Photo courtesy of Jim Henderson, Wikipedia New Jersey is known for many things – its colonial history, its famous diners and of course, the Jersey shore – but it is also one of the most culturally diverse states in the country. For example, New Jersey has the largest population of […]

Roukema Center Welcomes New Programs Advisor

In October, the Roukema Center for International Education added a new member to its team, Donna Lane-Baur, who has taken on the role of International Programs Advisor. Lane-Baur brings a wealth of student advisement experience to her position, having previously worked in the Cahill Center for 23 years. The Roukema […]

Milan Exchange Students Discuss Semester Abroad

Photo courtesy of Jarrod Garcia On August 31, Ramapo welcomed three students from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy: Carolina Ruffino, Chiara Rimo and Natalia Pantaleoni. Since then, they have been adjusting to life on campus, sightseeing along the East Coast and getting used to some local Mahwah […]

Professor Inspires Action Against Climate Change

Photo courtesy of Ayka Asgarova “Sometimes we don’t know our direction in life, and then we find it,” said Professor Aytakin Asgarova, who teaches Environmental Sociology at Ramapo. Asgarova, known as “Ayka,” began her career in medicine, training as a radiologist. She eventually came to realize that she was not […]

“Music in Africa” comes to Ramapo next semester

Photo courtesy of U.S. AID Africa Bureau, Wikipedia Next semester, Ramapo is offering a new course entitled “Music in Africa,” which will introduce students to a selection of musical traditions from the African continent. The course will cover a diverse range of performers, from amateurs and community musicians, to specialists […]

Ramapo Offers Summer Study Abroad Program to Ghana

Photo courtesy of Amanda VanLoenen Next summer, Ramapo will be sponsoring a study abroad program in Sub-Saharan Africa entitled “Ghana: Public Health in West Africa”  in partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, or KNUST, in Kumasi, Ghana. The program will run from May 14 to May 29. Open […]

Roukema Center Offers Language Happy Hour

Photo courtesy of Joomlatools, Flickr This semester, the Roukema Center for International Education continues to host its Language Happy Hour: one-hour sessions devoted to raising awareness about a specific language and culture. The languages currently offered are German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Hindi and Polish, with French soon to be scheduled. […]

Upcoming Cuba Program Hosted by the Roukema Center

Photo courtesy of Stewart Cutler, Flickr Travel writer Pico Iyer once said, “For centuries, Cuba’s greatest resource has been its people.” With diplomatic and travel restrictions easing between Cuba and the United States since 2015, many have been heading south – the IMF estimates ten million Americans will visit each […]