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- Summer Social Justice Institute
- Global Citizenship: Migration Study Program
International Student Orientation is required for all international students. The Summer Social Justice Institute and PCOP are able to accommodate a limited number of students, who will be selected from among applicants. Please see further information on each program for the application process and deadline. Horizons is by invitation only.
International Student Orientation (ISO) (Required)
F-1 visa holders are required to attend our orientation for international students, which is scheduled before the Customs program begins for all first-year students. Detailed information for interational students is sent after students have accepted the offer of admission. More detailed information will be sent to all international students between June 1 and June 10, 2018.
Progam Dates: August 25–29, 2018
Pre-Customs Outdoors Program (PCOP) (Optional)
The Pre-Customs Outdoors Program (PCOP) is a student-run outdoors orientation program that takes place the week before Customs, Haverford’s official orientation. This program provides incoming students with the opportunity to begin the transition into the Haverford community a bit earlier by making new friends before the official start of school, meeting current students, and having an all-around awesome time in the great outdoors. Even after the trip ends, the experience and friends gained during the trip will stay with you as you start your college journey.
Summer Social Justice Institute (Optional)
The Summer Social Justice Institute is a pre-Customs orientation sponsored by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges for first-year students who are interested in exploring issues of identity, power, privilege and social justice. All incoming first-year students are welcome to apply, however, spaces are limited; the application portal will open in May 2018. Costs for the program are covered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Dates: August 21-25, 2018
Deadline: June 24, 2018
Collaborative programming with Swarthmore begins on Wednesday, August 22 with workshops and activities running from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute (Invitation Only)
The Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute, or Horizons, is a leadership development program for students who have demonstrated leadership potential in high school. This invitation-only opportunity is designed for students who are first-generation, from under-represented backgrounds, and/or Questbridge scholars.
Dates: August 25-29, 2018
By invitation only.
Global Citizenship: Migration Study Program (Optional)
Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), Global Citizenship: Migration in Philadelphia & Beyond (PEAC 209) will introduce students to cosmopolitanism or global connectedness in traditional, critical, and everyday forms. After excursions into Philadelphia during the semester, selected students will travel to Mexico City and the U.S./ Mexico border region during winter break, where they will continue an in-depth analysis of migration.
The CPGC will cover all participants’ costs, including lodging, food, transportation, and airfare. Students will be responsible for checked baggage fees over the airline’s allotment.
Deadline: 9:00 a.m. on August 1, 2018
Students may need to complete a video interview during the week of August 6–10, 2018.