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Learning on Campus: Overview

Princeton provides numerous opportunities within the "global classroom" for students to incorporate international perspectives and experiences throughout their academic careers. Students can study approximately 20 modern languages, select from a wide variety of international topics courses, major in area studies or other disciplines with an international focus, and pursue internationally focused certificates. The extensive library system brings the world to campus, with collections from regions across the globe and through the ages. Throughout their Princeton experience, all students can benefit from the opportunity to study and conduct research with some of today’s greatest global scholars.

"If Princeton is to flourish in the 21st century, it must meet the challenges of globalization in a way that is both vigorous and consistent with traditions and practices that define our scholarly community."

—from Princeton in the World, a report by President Shirley M. Tilghman and Provost Christopher L. Eisgruber outlining the University's global vision.

Belcher class

In the freshman seminar "Growing Up Global: Novels and Memoirs About Transnational Childhoods," students from across the country and around the world explore issues of identity and belonging. (Photo: Brian Wilson)