Summer break is about to end and soon a new batch of students will arrive from different countries around Asia and from various regions in the Philippines. To help incoming first year students transition into graduate studies life, IGSL holds the Freshmen Integration Training (FIT).

FIT marks the beginning of an exciting journey as an IGSL student. It is a time for new students to get acquainted with their fellow freshmen and with the multicultural community of IGSL. A glimpse of Philippine culture is presented as well to help internationals get to know their host country for the next two to three years. Students will also attend preparatory classes such as Research and Writing for Christian Leadership.

FIT is one of the unique elements of IGSL student life. It is held every year, before classes formally start, to welcome the new members of the IGSL community. Students who have gone through FIT have this to say about their experience during their time:

“During FIT, I was taught the right mindset on how to approach the many challenging tasks I will encounter in IGSL. It is also an avenue where I was given practical tips on how to enjoy my stay in IGSL.” –Jericho Mabansag, Samar, Philippines

“FIT was helpful for me to thrive in a multicultural community and to understand the functions of different departments of IGSL, the culture of the Philippines, and the academic details of my studies in IGSL.” –Daniel Muruganantham, India

“FIT helped me see how I could pursue my studies with excellence in a God-glorifying way for all my years of schooling in IGSL. I was welcomed not just as one of the freshmen students but as a new family member of a loving and multicultural community.” –Eva Marsha Albis, Quezon City, Philippines

This year’s Freshmen Integration Training (FIT) will be held on June 11, 13 & 14, 2018. For more details, contact Shiela De Leon (Community Services Department) at 454-4546 to 49 (loc 218).