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 missed any FIP-related deadlines—please bear with us, and we will keep this page updated for when the registration form is eventually released.

That being said, we do not know the status of FIP 2020 yet. This will depend on the university's decisions about the fall semester, and we will keep you all in the loop once we recieve notice about those decisions throughout the summer. What we do know is that FIP will be taking place, in some form, and we have a fantastic group of leaders who are excited to welcome you to the Harvard community.

We understand that this might seem frustrating, or uncertain, and we are here for you. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for all of your patience.


Ruth Jaensubhakij and Michel Nehme

Co-Directors of First-Year International Affairs