Information for Departmental Representatives
General Advice: Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs counts on departmental representatives to provide strong support and guidance to students who wish to integrate study abroad into their departmental studies.
Students may study abroad in the spring term of sophomore year, one or both terms of junior year, or the fall term of senior year. It is critical, therefore, that their plans include a strategy for fulfilling departmental requirements.We encourage students who plan to study abroad to speak to departmental representatives early in their Princeton careers about how best to schedule courses at Princeton to allow for a well-integrated semester or year abroad.
In the Programs section of this website, students will be able to find the information that each department currently offers concerning study abroad as a departmental concentrator. If you find that you would like to change or add to information that is on the website, please contact Mary Cate Connors. We are eager to provide interested students with the most comprehensive information and advice.
First- and second-year students who are interested in studying abroad may seek out the departmental representative for a number of different reasons:
- They may want to take departmental courses early in order to have more flexibility when they study abroad.
- They may seek your help in finding the equivalent of a required departmental course abroad.
- They may ask your advice about study abroad destinations and the strengths of different overseas universities in your field.
- They may ask you to help them determine which semester would be best for study abroad given their particular background and requirements.
- If they are planning to study abroad for the full year, they may ask to become an early concentrator in order to complete some independent work before the junior year abroad.