Video feature: PIIRS Global Seminars immerse students in a learning experience

Aug. 6, 2015 noon
PIIRS Global Seminars Avaneesh Narla

For six weeks each summer, PIIRS Global Seminars offer Princeton students an opportunity to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests, build skills and become global citizens through a program led by Princeton faculty and instructors from the host university and other local institutions. Above, Avaneesh Narla, Class of 2017, talks about his experience studying in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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Princeton students spread out around the globe each summer to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests in six-week courses taught by University faculty in locations at the heart of the seminar's subject matter.

These PIIRS Global Seminars, offered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies in coordination with the Office of International Programs, give students the opportunity to learn in the classroom, visit local sites and hear from people in the community. Students also engage in service projects, study the local language and connect with students from these societies who are also enrolled in the courses.

In this video, learn more about PIIRS Global Seminars and the opportunities they offer for Princeton students.

"It was definitely one of the highlights of my Princeton experience," said Victoria Seyoum, a member of the Class of 2014 who participated in a seminar that took place in Rome, Italy, and Krakow, Poland, and focused on the history of the ghetto. "We were able to be in class and discuss the Roman ghettos and then hours later we would be walking through the Roman ghettos, actually there in real time. I think that sort of learning experience is very unique."

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