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OWHLguide for International Students : Clubs and Students Activities

This guides intends to offer new int'l students a one-stop place for the most relevant resources and services both at OWH Library and on the campus.

Need some fun and friends?

This page provide you with the most relevant links to the camps news, offices as well as students activities and organizations that keep your life at Andover interesting and fun.  OWHL also celebrates various multicultural events via our resources and the Art Gallery.    

Should your group be interested in doing a display via OWHL's Art Gallery, please feel free to contact me via my email on this guide.  I will be happy to coordinate it for you.

Ms. Pei


Photo by Sharon Pei

Int'l Students Office

School Publication - Phillipians

To read weekly news about the campus, please visit Phillipian Online. 

To watch video clips about the campus, please visit the Phillipian Video.

Student Life at Andover

Phillips Academy offers a variety of resources and services to its students, both inside and outside campus:

Student Activities 

Clubs and Organizations

Student Life on campus

Photo by Sharon Pei

Multiculture Celebrations On the Campus

Come to celebrate various events with us at the OWHL, at the Commons and at the Kemper Auditorium, as well as the GW building.

* September

New Int'l student orientation (1st week of Sept.)

Rosh Hashanah


Eid al-Adha

* September - October

National Hispanic Heritage Month

 - the PA Latino Film Festival granted by Abbot Academy Association and the CAMD on the campus.

 - Display at the OWH Library (Latino Film Festival Info and OWHL's collection about Latino Authors and their works)

* November

 Int'l Food & Talent Show (November, 1st two weekends)

  • Int'l food
  • a fashion show
  • music and dance
  • various cultural shows
  • World Dinner Night!!!

         For more details, please contact Susanne Torabi, Int'l Students Coordinator.

* January - Feburary 
    MOSAIC's Mixed Heritage Awareness Week:  The MOSAIC affinity group was established in 2006, a.k. a. the Inter-racial Student Association and later the Int'l Student Association.  At the beginning of a Winter term, students of the mixed heritage will do their annual wall display at the OWHL's Art Gallery.  It's very eye catching and has attracted many students, faculty and staff to stop by and learn how about our Andover commuity via "Who Am I?" individual or family photo displays and to get connected.

    The group hopes to "share with the broader community the joys, challenges and unique perspectives growing up as someone who identifies as mixed heritage (biracial, multiracial, bi-ethnic, multiethnic, multicultural). We encourage students, faculty and staff to attend our series of events and engage in dialog. "  To learn more about this affinity group, please visit MOSAIC page.

  Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The Phillips Academy community will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January.  The activities usually will   commence at 9:30 AM in the chapel with a keynote speaker, e.g. Steve Pemberton for Jan.21st (Monday) in 2013. Information about the day's schedule and the speaker will be available on Campus News, and details about specific workshops are listed in the Gazette.

 Lunar New Year Celebration with food, music and dance: highlighting the numerous countries/cultures which recognize and celebrate the lunar new year. It's organized by the Asian Society Extended Board.  The Chinese Language Dept. has a series of activities to celebrate this big holiday through its own evening show along with the displays at the OWHL with their students' art work and a book display.

* Late April & Early May 

   Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: An array of cultural activities will be happening on the campus. Open to the public.

  • Book Display & Wall Display: In collaboration with OWH Library, the Asian Society Extended Board will celebrate this special month via both thematic book display and the wall display at the OWHL.  
  • Asian Arts Bazaar will occur on the first weekend of May along with delicious home-cooked food from a variety of Asian countries will be available for purchase.
  • Asian cultural activities: a variety of cultural activities, such as henna painting, origami, and calligraphy, will be offered at GW Mailroom. 
  • Asian Arts Talent and Fashion Show:  Dancing, singing, and more! Be dazzled by traditional fashions from Asia. 

Click here for more info about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from the Library of Congress.

 Last Rev. 4/19/2016

International Education Week (IEW)

Did you know that "International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. "

To learn more about this IEW event in November (November 16-20, 2015), please visit its official website. 

Green Cup Challenge Event

Green Cup Challenge 

Each year, the school will have a Green Cup Challenge event organized by the Sustainability Office.  during the winter session.  OWH library has been strongly supporting this annual event by collaborating with the coodinator of the program, e.g. Trish Russell by providing the community with both program info and the resources supporting the green envrionment.   Here is an OWHLguide that will guide you through this event.