Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB)
The Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB) is comprised of approximately twenty undergraduate students from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds and includes both international and American students.
DICAB's mission is to assist the Davis IC to design and implement programs that:
- Enrich the social integration of international and American students;
- Advance DICAB's underlying principles of mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding;
- Attract students from a variety of national identities.
DICAB's programs include:
"Taste of" Series: Provides the Princeton community with exposure to cultures that are underrepresented on campus by presenting a 360° view (via music, art, food, costume, history, geography, etc.) of certain cultures. “Taste of” events have included Spain (April 2015), Thailand (February 2015), Canada (November 2014), Pakistan (March 2013), Vietnam (December 2012), Ethiopia (2012) and Japan (2012).
Bridging Cultures Dinner Series: Promotes the discussion of current-events and/or issues faced by international students in an informal dinner setting. Past discussion topics have included: International Sports, International Entertainment Industry & Hollywood, Art, Apartheid & South Africa, Globalization & Literature, Brain Drain, Immigration & Immigrant Identity, International Education Systems, Beauty: Body Image & World Cultures and the Pursuit of Happiness.
International Festival: Traditionally held during Communiversity in late spring, the festival includes an international flag parade and a Global Village.
Undergrad/Grad Social Dinners: Hosted once per semester, these social dinners encourage interaction and promote friendship between Princeton undergraduate and graduate international communities over a nice dinner.
Funding Initiatives: DICAB also accepts and reviews SAFE funding requests for on-campus events/initiatives sponsored by student organizations from Princeton University that support DICAB's mission. For more information on how to submit an event request for DICAB approval, please refer to our Funding Procedures.
Annual Survey of International Students: Each spring semester DICAB conducts an annual survey of Princeton's international community (in collaboration with the Davis IC) to pinpoint issues facing international students. This survey is shared with the campus community and helps to inform Princeton's programmatic goals.
For questions about DICAB, please contact Lesley Robinson, Assistant Director for International Programs & DICAB Advisor.
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