Xander de los Reyes '24


Major: Politics
College: Forbes
International Experience: IES Abroad Nantes
Location: Nantes, France

I’m Xander. I am from Orange County, California, and I am a senior in the Department of Politics pursuing a certificate in Values and Public Life. A few of my on-campus activities include being the chairman of the Princeton Transfer Association, a member of the Princeton Student Veterans, a Fellow in the Writing Center, and the 2023 Frank C. Carlucci ‘52 SINSI Scholar. For the fall 2023 semester, I studied in Nantes, France, with IES Abroad and at Nantes Université. While abroad, I took courses in sociology, French gastronomy, translating books to and from French, and, of course, French grammar. (Ce serait pas de français sans grammaire!) I even participated in my first play at 29 years old: a French pop-culture twist on Homer’s Odyssey. I went abroad during the fall of my senior year, so if you have questions about doing your thesis while abroad, I can share some perspective. Because I did not know any French before Princeton, I am also happy to share my experiences immersing in a new language.

Student organization(s) I'm a part of at Princeton:
Princeton Transfer Association, Princeton Student Veterans, Princeton Legal Journal, Princeton Writing Center, James Madison Program

Feel free to also ask me about:
Studying abroad as a veteran student, transfer student, or older student and studying abroad with a spouse/partner.


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