Welcome to the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) offers a diverse curriculum that allows undergraduates to develop their understanding of translation issues from varied perspectives. Students develop skills in language use and an understanding of the complexity of communicating across cultures, nations, and linguistic borders. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.



Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication offers its first PIIRS GLOBAL SEMINAR in Summer 2014



The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication provides funding for senior thesis research and travel--including summer travel grants for rising seniors and fall break travel grants for seniors, summer study abroad (to obtain the international experience required for the certificate), and pre-approved independent projects. This funding is available to undergraduates who are enrolled in the certificate program and who have taken the first core course, TRA 200/COM 209 Thinking Translation: Language and Transfer & Cultural Communication.

PTIC funding may be used only to offset allowable expenses for proposed air and ground travel (coach class only), room, and board. No equipment may be purchased with PTIC funds, and no other expenditures can be covered under these grants.

Please search opportunities and apply through the Student Activity Funding Engine at www.princeton.edu/SAFE.

Esther Allen to speak on "Polyglossia," March 7

A lecture on John Trevisa, an English translator in the Middle Ages

Translation Workshop in France

UN Conference on Language and Equality

PULP reconvenes! Student translators wanted!

French and English Translation in the 18th Century

NEW book series on translation

Read and translate new writing from China--check out the Marco Polo Project.

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Translation Studies

University of Maryland announces new graduate studies program in interpreting and translation.

Geneva International Students Program (GISP) offers an interdisciplinary study abroad semester at the University of Geneva. For more information contact Ainsley.Brown@unige.ch or visit the GISP website...

Regulations for the Undergraduate Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication
The requirements for the certificate, posted on this site under "Courses," can also be found in the Undergraduate Announcement.


Upcoming Events and Deadlines


Open house for undergraduates interested in pursuing a certificate from the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication: April 3, at noon in 213 Aaron Burr Hall

The Translation Lunch Series will be held on Mondays at noon in 216 Aaron Burr Hall. Lunch will be provided.

144: April 14                                                
Transposing and Translating in Ancient Egypt
John Baines, University of Oxford, emeritus; Princeton University Art and Archaelogy Fellow, spring 2014

145: April 21                                  
Translating Text Types Across Cultures: Titularies in Ancient China
Mercedes Valmisa, Princeton University

146: April 28  
AmazonCrossing: Stories Crossing Borders

Gabriela Page-Fort, Acquiring Editor, AmazonCrossing


This series will continue in the next semester




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