Members of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) of New Jersey recently met over dinner and drinks with National Peace Corps Association President, Glenn Blumhorst in New Brunswick. The meeting was also attended by senior professionals from Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement &International Affairs headed by Director, Urmi Otiv and Associate Director of Student Services, Mohini Mukherjee. Otiv outlined to Blumhorst and the group how Rutgers is boldly paving the way for more international cultural exchanges that fit in with the overall mission of the Peace Corps.
Rutgers University and the Peace Corps have had a long affiliation, since one of the first Peace Corps volunteer groups did their pre-service training there. The global initiatives at Rutgers will benefit both the international students and faculty, in providing personal connections like the ones so valued among Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.