A Guide for Graduate Students, 2002-2004


International Students

Forty-three percent of the graduate population is made up of students from other countries; the largest groups come from the People's Republic of China, Canada, India, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Korea. Before their arrival in Princeton, international graduate students receive the Guide for International Students, which includes information of special interest to international students. The Office of Graduate Student Life in the (258-3028) provides advice, counseling, and referrals for a variety of personal concerns, including cultural adjustment. Orientation programs are offered to help students adjust to living and studying in the United States. Outreach programs of cultural, social, and academic interest are sponsored by the Graduate School in cooperation with international student organizations, the Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS), and the International Center. Immigration assistance (provided by Jennifer McNabb in the Office of Visa Services, 258-1445, 120 Alexander Rd.) includes visa information, extensions of stay, permission to work due to unforeseen changes in economic circumstances, changes of status, leaving and reentering the United States, transferring to and from other colleges and universities, practical training, verification of status, and the exchange visitor program.

Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS)

The Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS), in cooperation with the Graduate School, sponsors programs of cultural, social, and academic interest. These programs include receptions, monthly international dinners, film series, art shows, sporting events, trips to the New York Metropolitan Opera, workshops, lectures, and concerts.

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