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.