Dohyun Kim

Hometown and Country

Tokyo, Japan & Seoul, South Korea


Gov/Econ or Social Studies...?

Extracurricular Interests

journalism (The Crimson), research, public service, impact investing, international relations/politics, fashion, photography, design, learning languages

Favorite place in Harvard Square?

Pokeworks or Sweetgreen <3

What can FIPers talk to you about?

any of the interests mentioned above, being a third culture kid & the international school community, what you want to concentrate in (or being indecisive about it), places to eat out or get *actually* good coffee in Harvard Square, exploring Boston, being terrible at managing your time and how to get better, global current events, art, cinematography, traveling, or teach me something you're passionate about!

Why should a first-year choose FIP?

I met the majority of my blockmates and many of my other closest friends through FIP. You get to start off your first semester already knowing a large group of people you can instantly relate to and feel comfortable with. Lots of internationals that didn't do FIP told me later that they regretted it. It's so special to be a part of the international student community at Harvard, and FIP is a great first step.

Leader Bio

Dohyun (or Dodi if you can't pronounce that well) was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up in Tokyo, Japan (which she will eagerly argue with you is the best city in the world), and is now about to be a sophomore in Pforzheimer House. She attended American international schools for most of her life, hence her mostly American accent and the constant "you don't sound international" or "how is your English so good" questions to which she has formed a myriad of sarcastic answers. Don't worry, though, as she is forever loyal to metric system and Celsius. She switches back and froth from five different concentrations, but in the future, she hopes to somehow combine her interests in international relations, human rights, climate justice, life sciences and storytelling... however that may turn out to be. When she's not in classes or oversleeping for said classes, you can find her studying in the Art Museum for the natural lighting and vanilla mint matcha latte, doing research on international relations or development, writing for The Crimson, finding new things to learn about, or eating out with friends!