Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB)
The Davis International Center Advisory Board (DICAB) is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate international and American students.
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.
- 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 - Hosted 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.