Welcome Princeton Families!
Study abroad can be an exciting and unique chapter in a Princeton student's undergraduate education. Moreover, for many students, study abroad is a life-changing experience, a time of tremendous academic and personal growth.
Students are sometimes reluctant to study abroad (and parents are sometimes reluctant to support their child's decision to study abroad ) because they are concerned about missing out on the complete Princeton experience. Based on reports from students, we can assure you that studying abroad enhances rather than detracts from the Princeton experience.
Just a glance at study abroad evaluations reveals that Princeton students almost universally recommend their study abroad experiences. They return from their time abroad with fresh perspectives on their Princeton experience--academically energized and possessing a broader perspective on the world and their own life, academic and otherwise.
We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about studying abroad in the context of a Princeton education. You can help your student as they embarks on this journey by becoming informed about various issues, including Princeton's study abroad policies and procedures, health and safety, cultural adjustment, etc.
We have assembled a list of links on the left side of this page that will take you to parts of the website that we think have particularly relevant information for parents.
To learn more about Princeton's developing international efforts, we encourage you to read "Princeton in the World," a report by President Shirley Tilghman and Provost Chris Eisgruber.
Feel free to request information about specific programs and to contact the Office of International Programs with questions.