OIP has officially moved! You can now find the Study Abroad Program, the International Internship Program, the Bridge Year Program, and Fellowships Advising in the Louis A. Simpson International Building. The building is located on 20 Washington Road, adjacent to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the departments of economics, politics, and history.
I began my year by making a map of myself. None of that mental geography has changed. What has changed is my ability to navigate that terrain. I do not know what my future holds. Often I am not sure what I want. But I know that when situations are tough, I can survive, take charge and remain true to my values. Time coupled with discomfort gives perspective and, ultimately, clarity.
Danielle Taylor ’18, a CBE concentrator, spent last summer at University College London, where she was able to explore the city and integrate her experiences into her coursework. Learn more about her study abroad experience in this video profile.
Princeton senior Joani Etskovitz has been named a 2017 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living at a British university of the recipient's choice for up to two years. Etskovitz will pursue a Master of Studies in English literature at the University of Oxford, followed by a Master of Studies in English literature at King's College London.
Princeton University senior Ellie Sell has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Scholarship to study gender, sexuality and culture at University College Dublin. Twelve Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance based in Washington, D.C.
Princeton seniors Jacob Cannon, Preston Lim, Samuel Maron, Emery Real Bird, Molly Reiner and Kevin Wong have been named 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.
Living abroad gives perspective on your own community and culture. When you spend every day trying to understand a new, strange place, you inevitably compare it to what you understand from home. This comparison helped me to better understand the needs of my community at home, and what skills and interests I have that might help address them.
Princeton University senior Aaron Robertson has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.
Bridge Year 2016-17 is officially underway. 35 volunteers are currently living in one of five program locations – Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, or Senegal – where they are studying the local language, living with host families, and serving the needs of their local communities. Follow @BridgeYearProgram on Instagram for updates from all five program locations!
Faridah Laffan ’18 spent this summer working as a research assistant at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil where she conducted archival research on culture in 1930s Recife. She was one of eight undergraduates who were awarded 2016 Streicker International Fellowships which provide funding for students to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.