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.





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.

Translators as Agents

2014 PIIRS Global Seminar in Geneva

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

Spring 2015

February 9                
Royall Tyler, Australian National University, Emeritus
“Murasaki Shikibu and Proust: On Translating The Tale of Genji”

February 16
Peter Filkins, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
“Apollo's Gaze: Toward a Theory of Translation Revision”

February 23  
Stefan Kamola, Princeton University
“The Romance of Genghis Khan: Alexander the Great in Mongol Historical Memory”

March 2
Lance Hewson, University of Geneva
“Facts, Frictions and Fictions in Translation Theory”

March 9
Erika Gilson, Princeton University, Retired
“The Quest for a Common Alphabet and Common Language for Turkic”

March 23       
Jackie Jay, Eastern Kentucky University
“From Grammar to Translation: Current Controversies in Ancient Egyptian Linguistics”

March 30       
Paul Harrison, Stanford University
Title TBD

April 6
Bryan Just, Princeton University
Title TBD

April 13         
Patrick Schwemmer, Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature
And The Angel Spake unto Harunobu: Jesuit Insurrectionist Propaganda in Japanese, 1591
April 20         
Speaker TBD
Title TBD

April 27
Wendy Belcher, Princeton University
Title TBD



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