Expertise in a national language used in any European country is an important component of this program. Students are expected to have sufficient linguistic competence to use research materials in the foreign language for their senior thesis research. Native speakers and students with previous training in any of the languages of Europe can fulfill the language requirement by passing a placement test.

Course descriptions are available in the current Undergraduate Announcement, which can be found online at the Office of the Registrar.

French and Italian Languages
German Language
Spanish and Portuguese Languages


Language Study Abroad

Living overseas is a critical part of gaining language fluency and is strongly encouraged by the program. Princeton participates in the Berlin Consortium and has linkages with the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques-Institut d'études (Sciences Po) and Oxford University, and also allows students to study at many other European universities. Students may choose to spend a summer, a semester, or an entire academic year abroad.

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can provide information and offer advice on a number of study abroad programs. The University’s Office of International Programs maintains a comprehensive list of such programs as well information on opportunities for internships abroad.  For more information contact Program Manager Carole Frantzen or the Office of International Programs.

Academic Year Programs in Europe
Summer Programs in Europe
Princeton's Summer Global Seminars

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