The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) offers a diverse curriculum that allows undergraduates to develop their understanding of intercultural communication from numerous perspectives. 

Certificate Program

Undergraduates can delve deeper into translation issues by pursuing a certificate.

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Lecture Series

The lunchtime series attracts world renowned experts in the field.

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The PTIC faculty have written prolifically on translation issues.

The point of the course was not to produce translators, but to produce citizens who can understand the issues of translation."
David Bellos
Director of PTIC and the Global Seminar in Geneva in 2014


  • The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a two-day Translation Workshop, to be held on May 1-2, 2019, focusing on the translation of Modern Greek texts into English. The goal of the workshop is to encourage collaborative, creative thinking about specific projects, and also to further an interest in Greek literature as a growing field for literary translation. The organizing committee will choose promising early-career translators with interest and ability in Modern Greek.




Translating National Trauma When History Disappears: Igiaba Scego's Beyond Babylon

Aaron Robertson, Oxford University

12:00pm - 1:30pm | 144 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation

Jhumpa Lahiri

6:30pm - 8:00pm | Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom, University Hall 7th Floor


Prophetic Translation: The Making of Modern Egyptian Literature

Maya Issam Kesrouany, NYU in Abu Dhabi

4:30pm - 6:00pm | 127 East Pyne

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager