Events - Weekly
|Sunday, October 23|
Conference: How and Why Language Learning is Useful in China Careers
A Conference Sponsored by Princeton in Beijing, the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton University
There is wide agreement that language is the gateway to culture; that the better one is at a second language, the more natural, and effective, communication in it will be; and that the more two languages differ, the more important it is to cross the divide. But exactly why is this so? Exactly what are the benefits, in various kinds of cross-cultural work, of getting good at a language? These questions have not, at least for the case of Chinese, been carefully studied, and may also not have been adequately appreciated. The professional journals in the Chinese language teaching field contain much about how to analyze language, how to teach it, and how to test results, but almost nothing on why language learning matters later on in life. The purpose of this conference is to address this question, for academics, as well as for people in business, journalism, government work, and elsewhere.
There is no registration fee for this conference. Those interested in attending, please RSVP by visiting the following link: http://pib.mycpanel2.princeton.edu/lime/index.php/347451?lang=en. (1 RSVP per attendee)
Please RSVP before Sunday, October 9.
Jones Hall 202 · 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
|Monday, October 24|
International Internship Program (IIP) Info Session
Thinking about applying for the International Internship Program (IIP) this year? Past interns will be present to talk about their IIP placements and IIP staff will explain the application process for summer 2017. This is the final IIP info session of the year!
Chancellor Green 105 · 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
|Tuesday, October 25|
Truman Scholarship Info Session
This session presents an overview of the Truman Scholarship, and a representative from the Truman Scholarship Foundation will be on hand to address your specific questions. The Truman Scholarship Program awards approximately 55-65 scholarships to JUNIORS in recognition of their outstanding leadership records and potential, academic achievement and desire to pursue a career in public service. The award provides up to $30,000 to apply toward graduate study in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields.
Lewis Library, Room 120 · 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
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|Saturday, October 29|