International Princeton: Overview

Princeton is a great American university with a broad, international vision. The International Princeton website conveys Princeton's global vision and outlines the University's wide range of international opportunities. A variety of offices and individuals serve as contacts for internationally focused initiatives across the University.

Quick Facts illustrate Princeton's international activities and global connections.

Welcoming Community

A Welcoming Community

The Davis International Center offers specialized support for international students and scholars and their families, including resources to adjust to life at Princeton. 

Graduate and undergraduate student organizations celebrate the many cultures at Princeton and promote cross-cultural understanding.

A full calendar of events enables all members of the University to explore diverse activities and perspectives.

Princeton welcomes applications from students around the world and offers tips for international students considering applying for undergraduate admission or graduate admission. Princeton is need-blind for all applicants, U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike, which means that the University meets the full demonstrated financial need of accepted students with a no-loan aid package.

Learning on Campus

Learning on Campus

The "global classroom" at Princeton provides numerous opportunities for students to learn from and incorporate international perspectives and experiences throughout their academic careers, including opportunities to study more than 20 modern languages.

Throughout their Princeton experience, all students can benefit from the opportunity to study and conduct research with some of today's greatest global scholars

Princeton's extensive library system and art museum bring the world to campus, with collections from regions across the globe and through the ages.

Study Abroad

Opportunities Abroad

It is Princeton's goal that all students explore the opportunities for international experience available to them. The Study Abroad Program (SAP) provides guidance for Princeton undergraduates who wish to study abroad during the academic year or summer. The International Internship Program (IIP) supports Princeton undergraduates who wish to undertake a summer internship abroad.

A wide range of international study and research opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students, including the chance to conduct independent research abroad.

The University also supports students interested in individual or group extracurricular projects abroad. 

The Bridge Year Program enables a select group of incoming undergraduates to spend a year in public service abroad.

Lifelong learning and service abroad are pursuits that many Princeton alumni share, bringing them into contact with cultures and communities that span the globe. International alumni groups allow the Princeton community to build global networks.

Undergraduate students must register all University-sponsored travel in Concur. Also, graduate students must register all international University-sponsored travel. All travelers are strongly encouraged to review information posted on the University's travel site.


Research and Partnerships

Multidimensional partnerships with faculty and institutions around the world help foster the flow of ideas. Princeton faculty members collaborate with colleagues throughout the world to carry out important, cutting-edge research and scholarship. Princeton has signed agreements with a small number of strategic partners that allow for increased levels of mobility and special collaboration opportunities with these institutions.

The Council for International Teaching and Research provides critical support for the development of international partnerships.

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) research initiatives seek to promote sustained interdisciplinary and cross-regional dialogue among faculty and students in international studies. 

The Department of East Asian Studies and program sponsor East Asia-related projects involving faculty, graduate students and visiting scholars. 

The Department of Near Eastern Studies offers research seminars, projects and colloquia relevant to the study of the Middle East.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs sponsors more than 20 research centers and programs, many of which focus on global and regional issues.