Freshman Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOP)

FPOP Discover History and Literature in Boston

Discover History and Literature in Boston is a four-day introduction to the wide variety of historical and literary sites and resources in the greater Boston area. It is designed not only to introduce students to the history and literature of Boston (although we will do plenty of that) but also to explore the wide array of times, places, and people that can be studied in the Boston area.

If you join Discover History and Literature in Boston, you’ll be oriented to the city that will be your home for the next four years, you’ll meet a group of fellow first-year students, upperclassmen, graduate students, and faculty members, and you’ll find out more about History, Literature, and the Humanities at MIT.

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You don’t have to be a potential history or literature major to sign up – in fact, most of the other students won’t be either. Whether you loved or hated these subjects in high school, you are welcome. And Boston-area residents are welcome to come along and share their expertise!

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