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.
- Misha Semenov, a senior architecture major from San Francisco and a certificate student in the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, has just been named this year’s valedictorian for Princeton’s Class of 2015. Semenov is also earning a certificate in urban studies. View more >>
- The United Nations is looking for motivated and qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization. The language competitive examinations (LCE) are organized to identify willing and able language professionals to provide high quality language services in support of multilateral communications in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Santiago, and Vienna. View more >>
- The Art of Translation, an interview with David Bellos in the Wall Street Journal
- Our Multilingual World: Regional and Global Responses to Linguistic Diversity: PIIRS 2014 Global seminar
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.
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
Peter Filkins, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
“Apollo's Gaze: Toward a Theory of Translation Revision”
Stefan Kamola, Princeton University
“The Romance of Genghis Khan: Alexander the Great in Mongol Historical Memory”
Lance Hewson, University of Geneva
“Facts, Frictions and Fictions in Translation Theory”
Erika Gilson, Princeton University, Retired
“The Quest for a Common Alphabet and Common Language for Turkic”
Jackie Jay, Eastern Kentucky University
“From Grammar to Translation: Current Controversies in Ancient Egyptian Linguistics”
Paul Harrison, Stanford University
Bryan Just, Princeton University
Patrick Schwemmer, Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature
And The Angel Spake unto Harunobu: Jesuit Insurrectionist Propaganda in Japanese, 1591
Wendy Belcher, Princeton University