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Friday, April 21, 2017
 Global Summer index

More than 1,300 Princeton students traveled throughout the U.S. and to 90 countries last summer for study, research, internships and civic projects. Above: Clare Gallagher, Class of 2014, spots an endangered Napoleon wrasse on the reefs of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean.


Photo courtesy of Clare Gallagher, Class of 2014


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Zoom in: 28 stories of a global summer

In this interactive feature, you will be able to view a map of the world and take a global journey with more than two dozen Princeton students who engaged in a broad range of academic study, independent research, internships and civic engagement projects in summer 2013.

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students traveled throughout the United States and to 90 countries last summer. Students are already making plans for summer 2014 programs, attending open houses and learning about application requirements and deadlines.

"One of the greatest opportunities offered to Princeton students is the chance to have a significant educational experience abroad — or immersed in another culture," said Diana Davies, vice provost for international initiatives.

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Each Princeton pinpoint on the map takes you into a "summer classroom" — for example, the plains in Laikipia District, Kenya, where elephants roam; a ranch in São Paulo; an immigrant neighborhood in Stockholm; and the U.S. embassy in Moscow — where you can read first-person accounts written by the students during the summer.

"It's our goal for every Princeton student to have at least one significant international or intercultural experience, making this a core part of a Princeton education," Davies said. "In fact, many students already take advantage of the programs and funding support available to them to go abroad multiple times."

Princeton's numerous summer opportunities are made possible through grants, awards and the University's partnerships. Students can find funding information on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) website.

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