Accompanying spouses of international faculty, researchers and students sometimes feel isolated because they do not have the automatic connection with the Rutgers community that the primary J-1 or H-1B visa holder has. In many cases, the accompanying spouse has left behind a job, friends and/or personal networks that were important to their own identity, and they sometimes feel that without those connections their personal identity is lost. The Rutgers International Women's Group (IWG) offers a variety of programs organized by and for wives of international faculty, researchers and students. From English Conversation Classes to cultural presentations to day-trips to local points of interest, the IWG's programs are varied, educational and fun. The IWG is a vibrant organization that is of interest primarily to female spouses of visiting students and scholars, but the group occasionally opens special programs to male spouses, as well.