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Back-to-back events at Aaron Burr Hall to celebrate and encourage study abroad

Aaron Burr Hall will be the site of back-to-back events on February 5 to celebrate and encourage undergraduate study abroad.

Welcome (Back) Reception and International Photo Exhibit Opening

First, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will host for a reception and exhibit opening to welcome back students returning from studying abroad, welcome incoming exchange students, and celebrate winners of the 6th Annual International Eye Photo Contest (sponsored by OIP) from 4:30-6 p.m., on the second floor of Aaron Burr Hall.  Winners will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Global Seminar Alumni to participate in panel discussion aimed as students interested in participating in a seminar

Many  Princeton students have described the PIIRS Global Seminars as the high point of their undergraduate experience. For the second event, from 6-7 p.m. in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, Mitchell Duneier, Maurice P. During Professor Sociology and director of two global seminars in Italy and Poland, will lead a panel discussion of five global seminar alumni to introduce the program to students.

How do these global seminar alumni think and feel about their experiences in a variety of overseas locations? What was it like going abroad with Princeton students and faculty? What did they do every day, in and out of the classroom?  What do they see as the benefits of gaining first-hand experience of the societies that they are studying? How in six weeks did they learn the basics of local languages, engage in community service, and delve into the history and culture of places where they lived?  How did the PIIRS funding and organization make these memorable summers possible? 

The event is recommended for any undergraduate who is thinking of applying to the global seminar program.