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.




How Should A Translator Act?: Translation and Performance on Stage and in the Classroom

Bela Shayevich

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


Vandratað er meðalhófið: Custodianship, Negotiation, and Collaboration in Icelandic Literary Translation

Larissa Kyzer

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


Uyghur Poetry into English

Joshua Freeman

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

More Resources

Review the University Registrar for program requirements. 

For questions, contact

Yolanda Sullivan

Program Manager