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Oxford Engineering Exchange Program

A select number of juniors in the MAE, ELE, and CEE departments are chosen annually for the prestigious year-long Princeton Oxford Engineering Exchange. Successful applicants are placed into one of Oxford’s 38 colleges and enjoy the full privileges of an Oxford undergraduate student, or “JCR” member. Students take a selection of engineering courses equivalent to Princeton’s junior year requirements, including a 4th Year Engineering project in lieu of the JP. Significant effort is made to choose appropriate electives that align with the student’s interests, whether from the graduate level selection or from other departments.

Previous Princeton students have had absolutely fantastic experiences and been largely successful with strong examination marks, 4YP project prizes and in securing summer internships both in the UK and US. Many have joined their college crew teams or other clubs such as the Gliding Society, Salsa Society, Wine Circle or Athletics Club, and one recent exchange student even continued participation in his Princeton Varsity sport while abroad.

Strong grades are recommended, although the primary factor in admission to the program is a genuine eagerness and enthusiasm to gain a greater world view and evidence that this program would be beneficial to your undergraduate curriculum. Any questions should be directed to the exchange coordinators Dean Bogucki of the Engineering Department bogucki@princeton.edu and Dean Kanach of the Study Abroad Office nkanach@princeton.edu or to one of the 2008-2009 exchange students listed below.

Ben Sitler - CEE - bsitler@princeton.edu - (New College, Oxford)

Ed Weng - ELE - eweng@princeton.edu - (St. John’s College, Oxford)

George Lederman - CEE - glederma@princeton.edu - (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford)

Tina Chen - ELE - tinachen@princeton.edu - (Somerville College, Oxford)