The International Culture of Princeton – Why Many Call it Home
ISSUE #19 – September 15, 2021
When I was in college, I was lucky enough to study a semester abroad in London, England. While there, I made it a point to travel every weekend I could to a different part of the United Kingdom or to countries around Europe, for it was relatively inexpensive and easy to do so. I found myself exposed to cultures, people and places that opened my eyes and created a spark in me. When I graduated, this experience guided my decision to move to New York City, where I could be surrounded by as much excitement as possible.
Several years later, a television news reporting opportunity brought me out to work in Trenton, NJ. My husband and I had to decide where in the area we wanted to settle, and as you can imagine, we chose Princeton. Not only did it offer us a great deal of the diversity, culture and excitement we had grown to appreciate, but once here, we found ourselves raising children alongside people from all over the world that had also decided to call Princeton home. Read more…
In This Issue
- Pulse of Princeton: What aspect of Princeton’s international culture is most meaningful to you?
- Living the American Dream Right Here in Princeton
- One Family’s Story of Coming to Princeton, for Good
- Local Immersion Schools Offer Much More than a Bilingual Education
- How Princeton Helps Adults Learn the English Language
Pulse of Princeton:
What aspect of Princeton’s international culture is most meaningful to you?
- Living the American Dream Right Here in Princeton - As we mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are reminded of what it means to live in America. Nearly 30 Mercer County residents were amongst the 2,977 who perished… Read more...
- One Family’s Story of Coming to Princeton, for Good - Hi, my name is Luc. This is the story of how my wife Jasna, our kids, Kasper and Nikola, and I came to live in Princeton, NJ, USA. My family and I… Read more...
- Local Immersion Schools Offer Much More than a Bilingual Education - Studies have shown that bilingual education creates students with more empathy and cultural awareness, enhances one’s ability to think and process concepts and provides a wider range of opportunities. So why is… Read more...
- How Princeton Helps Adults Learn the English Language - You study a foreign language in high school or college. Then you go to a country where that language is spoken and discover that it is hard for you to carry on… Read more...
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