Whenever I talk to alumni or graduating seniors, they always speak fondly of their time at Princeton, and I, seeking advice on how to make the most of the Princeton experience, will ask: “Do you have any regrets?” Overwhelmingly, almost all of them list not studying abroad among their missed opportunities.
It’s not too late to go abroad next fall! Destinations for study abroad span the world and are open to students in all majors. Princeton accepts credit from more than 100 programs and/or universities in over 40 countries. These include exchange programs with top-ranked universities around the globe.
The reputation of Princeton students is known far and wide. Accordingly, there are very high expectations for the level of worldliness that a graduate of Princeton brings to the table. Not studying abroad causes you to potentially fall short of the potential you’ve been given when you matriculated. In my opinion, it’s a responsibility.