International

Deirdre Ricaurte '16

An Internship in the Complexities of Caring

September 8th, 2016 / Advancement

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.

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Six Weeks in Ghana: Linking the Past to the Present

June 30th, 2016 / Advancement

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.

Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson

$20 Million Gift from an Alumnus Funds the Louis A. Simpson International Building at Princeton

June 7th, 2016 / Advancement

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.

Lessons Learned from Bridge Year: Azza Cohen ’16

March 1st, 2016 / Advancement

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.

Streicker Fellows dinner

Streicker Fellows Dinner

December 2nd, 2015 / Advancement

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.

Analyzing a Nation’s Transformation: The Center on Contemporary China

November 18th, 2015 / Advancement

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.

Princeton Names Inaugural Cohort of International Streicker Fellows

April 22nd, 2015 / Office of Inter...

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.

First group of Bridge Year students in 2009

A Year of Service, a Lifetime of Inspiration

May 29th, 2014 / Advancement

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.

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