Before Kovey Coles ’15 came to Princeton, he had limited experience traveling internationally. During the past three years, he has taken advantage of three opportunities to go abroad to four countries through the University's international initiatives. These programs have helped him choose his major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and set him on a career path in global politics.
Since its launch five years ago, the Bridge Year Program has allowed 123 newly admitted Princeton students to delay the start of their freshman year in order to spend nine months engaged in public service projects in another country.
The first Princeton Brazil Global Fellows are returning from São Paulo with research material that will define their senior theses and doctoral dissertations, and experiences that will shape their lives as scholars and citizens of the world.
Carrico “Carra” Torres ’14 was raised with a deep appreciation for the role of individual agency in the world. The daughter of two professional relief workers, she and her younger brother often accompanied their parents on trips from their home in northern New Mexico to overseas disaster relief sites.
For more than a millennium, the traditional teaching model of universities -- a lecturer, a select group of students, a text -- remained unchanged. Until now. Online courses are turning the whole world into a campus, creating new ways of teaching and learning. Princeton historian Jeremy Adelman is one of the University’s first faculty members to embrace the global classroom.
Michael Novogratz, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1987, and his wife, Sukey Caceres Novogratz, of the Class of 1989, have given $4 million to establish a fund to support the University's Bridge Year Program.
A $10 million gift from Princeton alumnus and trustee William Fung of Hong Kong will substantially increase the University's engagement with scholars around the world and inspire ideas that transcend borders.
Two Princeton University students and a recent alumnus are spending the summer in Nicaragua and Brazil pursuing new and creative ideas for promoting peace through grants from the Davis Projects for Peace.
Shaina Watrous ’14 deferred her enrollment to Princeton for a year to engage in public service through the Bridge Year Program. She served with Guria Sansthan, an NGO working to combat human trafficking.