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Division of Global Affairs (detailed directions)
Rutgers University - Newark
175 University Avenue Room 220A - Conklin Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973) 353-5585
Fax: (973) 353-5074 

We welcome you to visit the Division of Global Affairs!

We welcome prospective students to visit Rutgers University - Newark!  Please contact us and our graduate staff will be happy to meet with you, answer your questions, and take you on a tour of our campus.  Our campus is uniquely situated in Newark amongst an interntationally renowned culinary scene and major financial district.  Additionally, as the Division of Global Affairs is 20 minutes away from New York City by train and 2 hours from Washington, DC, our graduate program puts scholars within easy reach of and facilitates access to the world's foremost international organizations, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and think tanks. 



Did you know that Newark, New Jersey is one of the oldest cities in America?  Settled in 1666 by the Puritans in New Haven Colony (now Connecticut), Newark rose to prominence as one of the most important industrial hubs on the east coast of the United States.  Newark is now home to the busiest airport (Newark Liberty International) and seaport (Port Newark-Elizabeth) on the East Coast.  Additionally, Panasonic, Prudential Financial, PSE&G,, IDT, and Manischewitz all have their headquarters in Newark.  You may notice their buildings as you walk around campus! Newark  has many attractions that make it an ideal setting for an interdisciplinary education, and its proximity to New York City and easy transportation links to Washington, D.C. make it convenient for students pursuing a number of career paths.

History and Culture

Where to Eat

The "Ironbound" District
Newark's historic "Ironbound" district is world-renowned for its Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish cuisines.  Students often head into the Ironbound to sample tapas or try the delicious seafood.  There are so many good restaurants that there are too many to name!  We suggest you check out "A Guide to the Ironbound: Newark's Culinary Gem" featured in New York Eater!

Close to Campus
While the Ironbound is a few minutes' drive or bus from Rutgers - Newark, there are many delicious restaurants and cafés close to campus where students like to hang out for lunch or dinner.  We recommend several right around the corner from Conklin Hall, including: Robert's Pizza, La Cocina, Thai Cuisine Express, McGovern's Tavern, Green Chicpea, Qdoba, Black Swan Espresso, Halal Guys, Burger Walla, 27 Mix, Kilkenny's Ale House, Freetown Café, Ono Grinds Poke, Playa Bowls, Marcus B&P, and Whole Foods supermarket.  A few minutes' extra walk in the direction of the Prudential Center (where the NHL Devils hockey team plays) will take you to other great places such as the Broad Street Café, Hobby's Deli, Redd's Biergarten, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Check out this article in The New York Times on Exploring Cafes and Culture in Newark to learn more about our thriving culinary scene!


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