Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB)
The Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB) is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate international and American students.
The 2013-14 DICAB Board has 25 members:
Continuing DICAB Members
Tai Hirose (Japan) - 2015
Po Wah Moon (Hong Kong) - 2015
Rina Azumi (Japan) - 2016
Rediet Desta (Ethiopia) - 2016
Eunice Lee (Canada/South Korea) - 2016
Evan O'Brien (U.S.) - 2016
Phoebe Tran (Vietnam) - 2016
New DICAB Members
Can (John) Senel (Turkey) - Grad
Helen Yu (Singapore) - Grad
Kelsey Dennison (Canada) - 2016
Ali Hayat (Pakistan) - 2016
Dominique Ibekwe (U.S.) - 2016
Jenny Jiang (China) - 2016
Frances Steer (South Africa) - 2016
Sam Ban (South Korea) - 2017
Benjamin Gallo (Nicaragua) - 2017
Ghita Guessous (Morocco) - 2017
Avaneesh Naria (India) - 2017
Abraham Asfaw (Ethiopia) - Grad
Brittany Holom (U.S.) - Grad
Joyce Lim (Singapore) - 2014
Aidan MacDonagh (U.S.) - 2014
Leonardo Stedile (Brazil) - 2014
Chideraa Ukeji (Nigeria) - 2014
Tomer Yavetz (U.S./Israel) - 2014
DICAB's mission is to assist the Davis International Center in three ways:
- To design and implement programs that: enrich the social integration of international and American students; advance world knowledge and cross-cultural understanding; and, attract students from a variety of nationalities.
- To review and recommend Davis IC funding requests from Princeton University student organizations for on-campus events and programs. See Funding Guidelines
- To serve the Davis IC in an advisory capacity for matters related to student surveys and trending student issues.
DICAB's program initiatives include:
" Taste of ” Series - Provides the Princeton community with exposure to cultures that are underrepresented on campus by highlighting the music, art, food, costume, history, geography, etc. of certain cultures. Past “Taste of” events have included Ethiopia (February 2012), Japan (March 2012), Vietnam (December 2012), and Pakistan (March 2013). This year, DICAB plans to promote the cultures of Turkey, Thailand and South Africa.
Bridging Cultures Dinner Series - Co-sponsored with the United World Colleges club, this program aims to promote the discussion of issues faced by international students in an informal dinner format. Past discussion topics have included: Brain Drain, Immigration & Immigrant Identity, International Education Systems, Beauty: Body Image & World Cultures, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
International Festival - Is traditionally held during the week of Communiversity in the late spring. DICAB hopes to continue building on this tradition with an international flag parade and “Taste of Nations” food fair.
Undergrad/Grad Social Dinner - H osted annually to encourage interaction between Princeton undergraduate and graduate students in an informal environment aimed at promoting friendships through strategic interest matches.
Funding Initiatives - In their role as the reviewers for student organizations requests for funding, DICAB has funded and co-sponsored several past events including: Taste of Carnival, Norwurz Party (Persian New Year), TASA Night Market, Arab Awareness Week, and Bollywood Night.