International students offer world of ideas

By Karin Dienst

Princeton NJ -- International students coming to Princeton find a wealth of opportunities at their fingertips. They also bring a richness to the campus in the form of their diverse perspectives on the world today.

At a recent Board of Trustees retreat, the discussion revolved around ways in which Princeton could accelerate toward becoming more international.

"The trustees feel it is important that all of our students leave the University with an appreciation of the culture, history, language and perspective of people from other countries," President Tilghman said.

One way students can gain a more global perspective is through their exposure to Princeton's inter- national students. This academic year there are 347 undergraduate students from overseas, which is 7.5 percent of the student body and the highest number in the last seven years. These students come from 67 countries. International students are now admitted on a fully need-blind basis, which creates more possibilities for applicants from a range of financial backgrounds.

This Weekly Bulletin offers a glimpse of some of the opportunities and challenges that await international students at Princeton by focusing on four students, all members of the class of 2004.

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February 24, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 17
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Contents

Page one
Princeton joins brief asking court to uphold affirmative action policies
Making connections: Rosen sees changes in Muslim culture up close
University heightens security measures

Inside
International students offer world of ideas
•  Allen explores diverse range of interests
•  Chaubey adjusts to life here by getting involved
•  Ng pursues career and passion at Princeton
•  Rahim focuses on global issues in and out of class

People
VP Mulligan to leave in June
Spotlight
Happer and Ong named to endowed professorships

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Alumni in government service
Calendar of events


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