Hometown & Country
São Paulo, Brazil
Undeclared (probably Social Studies)
Public Service through PBHA, Model United Nations programs through the IRC, the Harvard Undergraduate Brazilian Association
Favorite place in Harvard Square
Orinoco, a Venezuelan restaurant on JFK street
What can FIPpers talk to you about?
Brazil, Latin America, Gap Years, Dogs
Why should a freshman choose FIP?
FIP will allow you to form a community of people who you will always be able to turn to when something is getting you down or you feel homesick. No one understands what you are going through better than other internationals who are going through the same thing. FIP also gave me my bestfriends at Harvard and I am incredibly grateful for that. Do FIP! I guarantee you will regret not doing it much more than doing it.
My name is Rebeca Serson and I’m from the wonderful megacity. of São Paulo, Brazil. I am a rising sophomore living in Cabot House (I actually met the friends I chose to live with at FIP). I am thinking of concentrating in Social Studies and I can’t wait to hear all of your interests, as Harvard has so much to offer. On campus, I am involved in Model United Nations, the Harvard Undergraduate Brazilian Association (HUBA), and PBHA’s Pets as Therapy.
For me, FIP has been one of the most rewarding experiences at Harvard. This was the program that made me realize how great Harvard is: from the people to the community, it is all worthwhile. FIP helped me overcome the fear almost every incoming freshman faces: not finding a group of people who I feel connected to and who I can’t be myself around. I had a great FIP family, met my best friends, and felt at home right after leaving home.