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Woodbridge International Society


Our home away from home.

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Woodbridge International Society


Our home away from home.

What WE ARE UP TO

freshman international program 2018

FIP is sponsored by the Harvard Freshman Dean’s Office (FDO), the Harvard International Office (HIO) and the Woodbridge Society of International Students. It is an orientation program for incoming international students who have either not attended school in the United States or have done so for a short period of time, and for U.S. citizens who have spent most of their lives abroad. FIP immediately precedes the College’s orientation program for all new freshmen, and will introduce international students to American culture and some aspects of higher education in the United States, particularly at Harvard. Harvard administrators, faculty, and upper class international students will serve as resources for these orientation sessions. Letters of invitation to FIP are sent out to eligible students with their letters of admission in the spring.

On-Campus Initiatives

Woodbridge strives to create a home on campus for those from outside the US and for those wishing to learn more about life at Harvard as an international student. From social gatherings to speaking events, the Woodbridge committees - overseen by a board member - lead the initiatives behind the scenes, to which all interested students are invited.

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TEAM


Meet the current Board members of the Woodbridge Society of International Students.

TEAM


Meet the current Board members of the Woodbridge Society of International Students.

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COMMITTEES


COMMITTEES


fRESHMEN rEP COMMITTEE

 

Freshman Representatives serve as the main liaison between the international freshman class and the Woodbridge Board and serve for a one-year term in which they work closely with the Director of International Freshman Affairs (DIFA) to organize events specifically oriented towards serving the needs of the freshman international community. In the past, these events have ranged from academic and advising oriented ones to study breaks, trips out of the Harvard bubble and many more!

External Relations COMMITTEE

The Outreach Committee functions as a link between Society members, the Harvard community, and the outside world. By interacting with other entities at Harvard and beyond, Outreach seeks to promote international awareness, bring the members of the community closer and foster the discussion on issues of international and cultural identity. It enables Woodbridge members to interact closely with entities both inside Harvard (Woodbridge members, other Harvard cultural groups, administrators, Houses, the Institute of Politics, faculty members, Nobel Prize winners) and outside (other Boston-area universities, international corporate sponsors, NGOs).

publicity commitee 

 

The Publicity and Student Liaisons Committee is relatively new, but plays a crucial role in every aspect of the Woodbridge International Society. The committee works closely with the rest of the Woodbridge committees to ensure that all of our fantastic events are well publicized and advertised. In that regard, this committee links the Woodbridge board and the rest of the Harvard Community.

 

SOCIAL Affairs COMMITTEE

 

The Social Committee (SoCo) is one of the most important organs of the Woodbridge Society, as Woodbridge is by nature a social organization. The Social Committee organizes fun events such as parties, tea parties, karaoke nights, and black-tie events for the Society. SoCo plays an important role in helping Woodbridge members meet the diverse and fascinating people of the international community.

FUNDRAsING and alumni AFFAIRs

 

The Fundraising Committee is the newest addition to the Woodbridge family, having only existed for several years now. Noticing the need to expand our efforts beyond the Harvard bubble and into the various global locations of Woodbridge alums, the past board felt the need to create a committee solely dedicated to working towards improving our relations with these alums, while also increasing fundraising efforts.

 

Historical Committee

 

Established in 2018, the History Committee is the newest addition to the Woodbridge family. Our goal is to bring awareness to the long presence of international students at Harvard and to address the uncertainties of the future by examining our proud past. Our current research focuses on reconstructing the broad historical narrative of international students at Harvard since 1636 and, more specifically, since the founding of the Woodbridge International Society in 1994.  We are excited to be presenting our findings during FIP 2018.

 

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