Princeton’s South Asian students share their vibrant culture in many ways, ranging from singing to dancing to theater.
Princeton Bhangra is a competitive dance team that performs bhangra, a high-energy folk dance originating from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. The team hopes to spread the joy of bhangra and Punjabi culture both on an off campus. Princeton Bhangra represents the University at bhangra competitions across the US and Canada and performs at on-campus shows as well.
Naacho is devoted to the beautiful and expressive art of Indian dance. The group seeks to promote South Asian culture through displaying a variety of traditional and contemporary Indian dance styles including: Bollywood, folk, garba/raas, bhangra, and classical forms. By performing in as many venues as possible, Naacho attempts to increase awareness of the vast and diverse cultures that originate from South Asia. In addition to dancing, Naacho makes every effort to involve itself with community service ranging from teaching Indian dance to donating funds to causes that benefit the South Asian community worldwide.
Princeton South Asian Theatrics (PSAT) is the nation’s first South Asian college theater group. Our comedic plays are based on the shared experiences of South Asians growing up in the USA. Recent plays have tackled issues such as intercultural relationships, racism, and the stereotypical Asian grade-obsessed mentality all through the lens of humor. If you enjoy overdone Indian accents and general hilarity, come out and audition!
Princeton Tarana was started as Princeton University’s very own South Asian music group. The group performs in a variety of styles and genres from instrumental and A Capella, to Bollywood, to classical, to fusion.
ISAP is short for International Students Association at Princeton. Everyone who has a permanent address outside the U.S. or is not a permanent resident in this country is automatically a member of ISAP, but anyone else interested can become one too. It is a forum for international students to meet each other, but also for other interested students to meet us. To become a member, you just need to ask to be put on the mailing list and you are officially a part of ISAP. You can ask any officer, or just email ISAP.
On behalf of our entire staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 International Center at Princeton University! The Davis International Center offers specialized support for international students and scholars and their families including resources to help you adjust to your life at Princeton. We have a team of dedicated advisors who can assist you with questions about your immigration status and your practical adjustment to the United States. Through our programs and events, you will have an opportunity to develop social connections and gather information that will help you as you settle into the U.S. culture.
The Carl A. Fields Center plays a crucial role in the life of the Princeton University community and its goals as an educational institution. The Fields Center provides training, social and cultural programs and educational opportunities that prepare students and others to succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world. As Princeton values diversity and believes it enhances educational opportunities, the Fields Center also contributes to the creation, cultivation and promotion of an inclusive university environment.