First-Year International Program
FIP 2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The First-Year International Program (FIP) is for international students and US residents who have lived and studied primarily overseas. In FIP, upperclass leaders mentor 150+ incoming freshmen, introducing them to Harvard and helping them adjust to life in the United States. Specifically, participants receive foundational information for a happy, successful start at Harvard, including sessions and discussions about American culture, immigration, and academics in the US and at Harvard. Participants are also able to set up a bank account and cell phone service. Through its emphasis on inclusion and belonging, FIP creates new friendships at the same time it cultivates the larger international community at Harvard.