In an effort to encourage and stimulate residents of the Houses to entertain at meals and at other times some of the foreign students now studying at Harvard, the Foreign Student Committee at Phillips Brooks House has organized committees of five men each in each House. By means of these committees, residents in any House who desire to get in touch with any representatives of the 40 nationalities in the University will be able to do so.
At present there are about 250 foreign students living in Cambridge; these men represent 40 different national groups. The Brooks House Committee has been approached from time to time by undergraduates in the House who desire to make the acquaintance of some nationality or other. In obtaining the students by means of these newly appointed committees in the Houses, Brooks House will have to get in touch with them by mail and for this reason Americans desiring to meet foreign students must give notice several days in advance either to Brooks House or to the committee in their House.
The list of countries from which students have come to Harvard this year is as follows: Abyssinia, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippine Islands, Poland, Porto Rico, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and Venezuela.
When any member of the Houses wishes to entertain some student coming from one of the countries mentioned above, application should be made to Brooks House or to the committee in the House, four days ahead of the date on which the contact is to be made. In this way the Committee will have time enough to give word to Brooks House, and the desired foreign student will have a chance to reply to the invitation.
Committee will be announced later