• Craft & Chat

    Let’s Wrap It – Explore Furoshiki

    IEGAP’s Craft & Chat committee connected with AS@P (Asian Staff at Princeton) for an Explore Furoshiki event on December 13, 2023, at the Carl A Fields Center. There was food, furoshiki, and fun to be had!  All furoshiki materials and food were provided via IEGAP and AS@P. Everyone had the option to wrap a small box, a small bottle, or to make a handbag. Guests were encouraged to bring a small gift to put into their furoshiki box. The presenters were Mami Akiyama – Co-President of AS@P and Mich McLean – VP of IEGAP.  Special guests were also invited to the event: Ijeoma D. Nwagwu – Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability, Academic Engagement and Campus as Lab Initiatives (thanks to Anuradha Vedantham – Co-president of AS@P) and…

  • Lunch and Language

    Bienvenidos a Colombia!

    The Lunch & Language event on November 1 featured Colombian Spanish. The presenter Victoria Beltra (from Applied and Computational Mathematics) was born and raised in Cali, a city southwest of Bogotá, known for salsa dancing and cane of sugar farms.  Victoria took us for a wonderful journey through Colombia, a country with beautiful beaches, mountains, and a  haven of biodiversity, with exotic animals and a variety of orchid flowers. The country’s population is very diverse, and we have learned that Colombians enjoy celebrating their heritage through family traditions, festivals, and carnivals. Although Victoria was presenting entirely in Spanish, even non-Spanish speakers could get to feel the energy and the beauty…

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    IEGAP Fall 2023 General Meeting

    Thank you all who joined the IEGAP General Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2023. It was great seeing  current and new members representing different countries! IEGAP’s leadership team presented several updates  on current initiatives and future plans.    Some highlights: If you would like to volunteer for any of the IEGAP committees please sign up here: The leadership also shared initiatives launched by other campus partners.  The General Meeting concluded with an icebreaker session – an activity where the members got a chance to interact and get to know each other.   Thank you all for coming and stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and initiatives. We missed those who couldn’t…

  • Empowered Decision Making

    Understanding Salary Negotiation

    We are happy to announce that IEGAP launched a multi-part Professional Development Series on Empowered Decision Making. The first session “Understanding Salary Negotiation” took place on June 21st. It was facilitated by Krystyn Kitto, Senior Associate Director in the Center for Career Development and it covered salary, compensation and benefits discussions with prospective employers.   Next sessions are planned to take place after the summer.

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    Spring Members Meeting

    Thank you all who joined us for the General Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. It was great seeing our  members representing 17 different countries! The IEGAP President, Mariyah Salem, opened the meeting with a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquake. We shared a list of organizations and campus efforts if you wish to support the victims and their families: webpage  The following updates from the Leadership team and the Subcommittees on IEGAP current initiatives and future plans were presented to the participants:   Two new sub-committees had been created: Community Outreach to help engage with external organizations and to serve as a responsible…

  • Lunch and Language

    Lunch & Language: The Philippines

    The first Lunch & Language of the year featured The Philippines. It was held on January 24th at the Louis A. Simpson Building.  The presenters were Ma. Florevel (Floe) Fusin-Wischusen with the Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering and Marie Burke with the School for Public and International Affairs. Both were born and raised in the Philippines— Floe is from the Province of Iloilo and Marie is from the capital city of Manila.  The presentation started with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem titled “Lupang Hinirang” rendered by the presenters. It was followed by a discussion on the Philippine history, its pre-colonial alphabet and writing system, cultural traditions…

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    Bead and Bond Event

    Crafting is the finest way to unwind during a lunch break at work. The Craft and Chat committee organized a Pandora-style bracelet event called “Bead and Bond.” The participants gathered around a table, grabbed their beads and bracelets, and got right to work. The event reminded us of all of our elementary school crafts days as we talked about color-coordinating beads and charms. Some participants crafted two or three bracelets to distribute to friends and loved ones. An hour of crafts was followed by tea, coffee, cookies, and a lovely cranberry cake. It was amazing to put a face on our members, and we all had a great time making…

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    Fall Member Meeting

    It was great to see so many members, both new and old, during our first in-person meeting of the fall. We hope that everyone had a great summer, was able to take some time off to refuel, and is excited about the new academic year. Here are the most important topics covered in our meeting. We discussed continuing the virtual International Film Club events. We are looking for  members to join the Committee to help select the movie for the month through Kanopy, plan the group discussion date, set up and send out the Zoom meeting to the group, and moderate the discussion. We also considered other options for in-person…

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    Craft & Chat

    It’s hard to believe it is already December! This is a time to get cozy and there is nothing better than sit together and have some fun. This is what IEGAP members decided to do on a Wednesday afternoon. We came for an hour of cookies, coffee and some serious crafting. It was so great to see people meeting in person again and having fun making a macramé.