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    Welcome Class of 2024!

    The First-Year International Program mentors new international students as part of a larger vision of inclusion at Harvard.

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    FIP Families

    FIP uses a family model to welcome new international students to Harvard. In 2017, 147 FIPers were organized into 15 families.

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    Friendship and Community

    FIP creates powerful social connections at the same time it helps students adjust to Harvard in a more practical way.

  • FIP Leaders welcoming the First-Years!

    Leaders

    FIP leaders are the first point of connection between new international students and Harvard (and sometimes the US).

  • Dean Khurana addresses the FIPers!

    Our Collaborators

    At all levels, our program is built on collective efforts and partnerships across Harvard College.

First-Year International Program

 

FIP 2020 REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE. PLEASE SEE THE JULY 6 NEWS POST BELOW AND THE PRE-ORIENTATION PAGE FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK. 

The First-Year International Program (FIP) is for international students and US residents who have lived and studied primarily overseas. In FIP, about 40 upperclass leaders mentor approximately 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.

 

Latest News

FIP Registration NOW OPEN

July 6, 2020

Dear International Class of 2024,

Thank you for your patience over the past several months. As we eagerly awaited the College’s announcement about plans for the Fall 2020 semester, the entire FIP team has been working hard to ensure that this year’s FIP will, as in previous years, prove a fun, enriching, and informative experience for the incoming class of international students, regardless of its format.

 

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Updates on FIP 2020

May 7, 2020

Dear International Class of 2024,

In recent weeks, many of you have reached out to us with questions about registration for FIP and the status of FIP 2020. We're sorry we haven't spoken out sooner, and hope that this has not been causing you stress. As some of you know by now, the registration for Fall 2020 Pre-Orientation has not been released yet. We are waiting for university guidance on the COVID-19 situation and the status of the fall semester, and cannot in good conscience accept sign-ups at this ucnertain time. Thus, none of you have...

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Welcome Home, International Class of 2024!

March 29, 2020

Dear Class of 2024,

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard College! Whether you're been a part of the class since December or just recieved your acceptance a few days ago, we are incredibly excited to welcome you to campus this fall.

It's obviously a difficult time all around the world right now, but we hope you are taking the opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments and that you're excited about what the next four years have in store for you.

If you are an international student, or a U.S. student who has spent significant time abroad, we...

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Welcome Class of 2024 Early Action Admits!

January 14, 2020

Dear Class of 2024,

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard College! We can't wait to welcome you to campus.

If you are an international student, or a U.S. student who has spent significant time abroad, we encourage you to attend the First-Year International Program (FIP)! 

Please note:

  • FIP 2020 dates are still being finalized, but will likely be from August 20 - August 25, 2020.
  • Registration will open in early April. Please check back to this page (and check your email) around that time to...
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Welcome Class of 2023 Early Action Admits!

December 12, 2018

Congratulations on your Early Action Admission to Harvard College!

If you are an international student, or a U.S. student who has spent significant time abroad, we encourage you to attend the First-Year International Program (FIP)! 

Please note:

  • FIP 2019 will run August 23-August 26, 2019.
  • Registration opens in early April 2019. Please check back to this page in April to complete the registration form. 
  • Attendance and participation in this program are completely free. At...
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