Princeton’s international initiatives foster a rich exchange of scholars, students, and ideas across international borders. Renowned academics from around the world in fields as disparate as astrophysics and urban planning arrive on campus for multi-year teaching and research appointments through the Global Scholars Program. Promising early-career scholars come to Princeton via the Fung Global Fellows Program, established by a gift from William Fung ’70, which also created the Princeton-Fung Global Forums.
The Global Summer Seminars Program sends small groups of students, led by a Princeton faculty member, to a foreign country for a six-week exploration of its language, history, and culture; destinations have included Hanoi, Shanghai, Seoul, and St. Petersburg. The Office of International Programs coordinates a range of international academic activities and advises students and alumni seeking to apply for fellowships and scholarships. And the Center for Health and Wellbeing’s Global Health Initiative prepares students for leadership in global health and healthcare policy through fieldwork that has included identifying the cost of illness among typhoid patients in Nepal and developing a model of the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria during a flu epidemic.
“More and more, American students and scholars cross borders as part of their learning and research, while peers from around the world call Princeton a home.”
—Jeremy Adelman, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, professor of history, and director of the Council for International Teaching and Research