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.
Princeton seniors Ella Cheng and Tyler Rudolph and alumni Lucas Briger, Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic and Yung Yung (Rosy) Yang have been named inaugural Schwarzman Scholars. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Try to immerse yourself in the experience as much as possible. Especially if you're going somewhere where English isn't the primary language, it can be tempting to try to stay close to other Americans that are there - however, that can be a crutch that limits your ability to experience other cultures. That being said, be sincere, kind, and helpful to everyone you meet. Also, do your best to keep an open mind.
Spending my junior fall semester abroad in Paris was truly wonderful. I have now been home for several weeks and, after telling my family and friends all about the incredible experiences that I had in France, I thought that I’d write about a few of my favorite moments from my semester abroad.
I was already ‘studying abroad’ at Princeton. I was an international student from Peru. So studying abroad at Oxford was my second time being in a new country and adapting to a new culture. I think the experience of being away from what you know is incredibly important in giving you the social and emotional skills you will need later when you have to adapt to a new workplace or a graduate program.
Senior Nick Barton was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at Oxford. He sat down with Princeton University Athletics to talk about the moment he got the call and his journey as a student-athlete.
By five years out, though, my Princeton classes and parties largely blended into one another; instead, to this day, I remember only the one-on-one interactions with my professors and advisers and my close friendships. My semester abroad semester remains vivid because it largely defined my personal and professional identity.
Princeton University alumna Katherine Clifton, a member of the Class of 2015, and seniors Richard Lu, Cameron Platt and Evan Soltas have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. They are among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.
Princeton University senior Nicholas Barton has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Barton, awarded the scholarship in his native Bermuda, joins four Princetonians awarded 2016 U.S. Rhodes Scholarships last month. The prestigious fellowships fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.
Princeton University senior Azza Cohen has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to study culture and colonialism at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. Azza studied abroad and participated in the Princeton University Bridge Year Program.