Facts and Figures

The Office of International Programs is the primary provider of immersive international experiences for Princeton students. Our work covers the lifecycle of undergraduate education, from our unique gap year program (Novogratz Bridge Year Program) to summer internships (International Internship Program) and year-round credit-bearing study abroad opportunities (Study Abroad Program) through to our extensive fellowship advising program (Fellowship Advising).  Most Princeton students travel on at least one of our programs, and many take part in several. The data presented here provides a sense of the range and number of the programs we have to offer. 

Whatever your academic interests, co-curricular commitments or previous international experience, we have a program suitable for you.

Time Abroad

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Percentage of Princeton undergraduates who spent significant time abroad in 2017-18 

The number of Princeton undergraduate students engaged in a Significant International Experience increased 6% over the last three years. Significant International Experiences are four weeks or more, and may include both Princeton programs and experiences not sponsored by the University. 

Top Destinations

Kelly Lau and Aastha Chokshi at the Roman Baths in Bath, UK

Top 10 Destinations in 2018-19

  1. United Kingdom 
  2. China
  3. Germany
  4. France 
  5. Spain 
  1. Italy 
  2. Argentina
  3. South Africa
  4. Japan 
  5. Greece


A person in China tossing sand in the dessert

400+opportunities in 140 countries

Number of programs, internships, and experiences available to Princeton students through the Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs is dedicated to helping undergraduate students and recent alumni choose international experiences that best suit their academic, professional, and personal goals.


Nathan Shields working in a labratory

Photo: Nathaniel Shields '21

241 student interns

Number of Princeton students who participated in the International Internship Program in summer 2019.

The International Internship Program (IIP) placed undergraduate students in 146 organizations across 46 countries located on six continents. IIP’s most popular destinations for 2018-19 were Argentina, India, Vietnam, Ecuador, and France.

Study Abroad

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Number of undergraduates who studied abroad during the semester, summer, or academic year

In 2018-19, the Study Abroad Program offered 100+ programs in 36 countries. The program is open to all majors, and destinations for study abroad span the world. Last year, students from all 37 academic concentrations studied abroad during the academic year.

Exchange Programs

A group of exchange students standing outside Bobst Hall on Princeton's campus

10exchange programs

Number of study and research exchange programs 

Princeton University has formal undergraduate exchange agreements with 10 institutions around the world. Exchange students are fully integrated into University life and have full access to all the services that Princeton offers.

Bridge Year

Bridge year students painting a mural with children in Brazil

301program alums 

Number of students who have participated in the Novogratz Bridge Year Program 

Launched in 2009, the Bridge Year Program – now known as the Novogratz Bridge Year Program – provides transformative global service learning experiences for incoming first-year students. In 2018-19, Bridge Year offered programs in five international locations: Bolivia, China, India, Indonesia, and Senegal. 


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197fellowship recipients 

Number of students who received major fellowships and scholarships in 2018-19

Princeton undergraduates can apply to over 100 fellowship opportunities each year. Fellowship Advising offers support to undergraduate students and alumni of Princeton University about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.