Getting Help with the Settling-In Process
Princeton University has a variety of resources to help you as you settle-in to your life in the U.S. It is common for students in U.S. universities to seek assistance that will help them solve problems and ease their adjustment. If you are facing challenges whether it is related to the classroom culture, making friends, English language skills, managing your finances, or feeling sad and homesick – we encourage you to reach out and ask for assistance. Here are just some of the campus resources that may be helpful.
Davis International Center can assist with some of your concerns or provide you with an appropriate referral that can help.
Princeton University Health & Wellness Services offers counseling services for students seeking assistance with challenges in their personal lives including the symptoms of culture shock and homesickness.
Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding provides social and cultural programs and educational opportunities that help you in your adjustment in regard to issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
LGBT Center provides programs, advising, and consultation in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people.
Friends of the Davis I.C. Host Family & English Programs provide opportunities to build relationships with local American host families and with individual and group English classes for international scholars, graduate students, and their spouses.
The Office of Religious Life supports all religious traditions and encourages interfaith dialogue.
International Spouses and Partners at Princeton University (ISPPU) provide the spouses and partners of Princeton’s international scholars and graduate students with helpful information and opportunities to socialize and make friends.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning supports graduate students as they begin their teaching practice and undergraduates as they develop as learners and scholars.
TEL: (609) 258-2575
The English Language Program in the McGraw Center assists non-native English speaking graduate students by providing ESL courses, tutoring, and conversation practice.