Shortly after arriving in La Paz, Bolivia, Deirdre Ricuarte ’16 found herself in a pediatric oncology department. She and her fellow interns were charged with talking to the patients and their parents to learn about their conditions and treatments. Most of the children were too tired to interact. But one five-year-old boy, Christian, craved her attention.
Simon Gikandi, Princeton's Robert Schirmer Professor of English, wanted students to experience Africa up close: "not from outside, but from inside." He took them to places where they could wander through the streets, talk to residents, and question their own assumptions. In Gikandi's six-week global seminar, "African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures," students read about African cities from different perspectives—literary, sociological, historical—studied Twi, the local language, and immersed themselves in the sites and sounds of Accra.
Louis A. Simpson, a 1960 alumnus of Princeton’s Graduate School, and his wife, Kimberly K. Querrey, have given $20 million to fund the Louis A. Simpson *60 International Building. The building, expected to be completed this summer, will be the home of the University’s many international initiatives.
Azza Cohen ’16 spent the 2011-2012 academic year in India as part of the University’s Bridge Year program, which allows incoming freshmen to defer their arrival on campus for one year to immerse themselves in another culture, hone language skills, and be of service to the local community. Azza shares the lessons she learned from her year in India.
Princeton's Global Health Program (GHP) serves as a hub for students interested in tackling some of the most pressing health-related issues of our time.
On November 21, John Streicker '64 shared dinner and conversation with Princeton undergraduates who had interned and conducted research around the world this summer as the University's first cohort of Streicker Fellows. The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established through a generous gift by Mr. Streicker and his family to provide students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.
China—home to the largest population and second largest economy in the world—is the only superpower that is still in the process of being defined both domestically and internationally. The scope and speed of its transformation from an isolated, largely agrarian nation to one of great economic and political power is unprecedented in human history.
Nine Princeton undergraduates will intern and conduct research internationally this summer as the University's first Streicker Fellows. The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.
Two teams of Princeton University students will spend the summer introducing chamber music to young people in New York City and bringing together budding entrepreneurs in the Philippines, thanks to $10,000 grants from the Projects for Peace initiative. The program, which supports new and creative ideas for promoting peace around the world, funded 127 proposals this year.
Before moving into a Princeton dormitory, Brian Reilly ’14 lived with a family in a stucco house in Peru, eating two potato-fueled meals a day, mastering Spanish, and conducting surveys about the efficacy of a clean stove project as part of the University’s Bridge Year Program. The varsity lacrosse player has since studied French and Portuguese in preparation for a post-graduation return to the developing world.