The Woodbridge Society of International Students is concerned with the support and enhancement of the international community at Harvard College. 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.
The Woodbridge Society was started in the fall of 1994 by five international undergraduates with the aim of creating an environment of support and shared understanding amongst the international community at Harvard College. The Society is named after Benjamin Woodbridge, Class of 1642, from England, the first international student at Harvard College.
We organize several events aimed at fostering the international and multicultural spirit on campus. Among these are:
- Freshman International Program (FIP)
- International Student Forum
- Faculty Dinner Series
- The Mentor-Mentee Academic Program
- Culturally Themed Parties
- Annual Spring Formal
The Society works closely with the administration, including the Harvard International Office, the Freshman Experience Office, the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, the Advising Programs Office, the Marshal’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and the Office of the Dean.