If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.
– Wendell Berry


FOAM-In is a 3-day exploration of Providence and the surrounding RI area. The program provides students an opportunity to get to know their new home while having fun with their new classmates.

Draft Itinerary

  • Friday
    • Walking or biking tour of Providence
    • Afternoon picnic at Colt State Park
    • Home-cooked dinner at AMS faculty and/or alumni’s home
  • Saturday
    • Farmer’s Market
    • Day trip to Newport via the ferry from India Point Park
    • Movie night upon return to Providence
  • Sunday
    • Morning service activity in Providence
    • Guided tour of RISD Museum
    • Evening all-program wrap-up dinner with FOAM-Out


  • Participants will be assigned to a FOAM-In group with ~10 first-years and ~2 upperclassman leaders
  • FOAM-In will operate from ~9 AM – 9 PM each day, and students will return home in the evenings (either at their own apartments or with an upperclassman host, if needed)
  • All meals for three days are included, apart from breakfast on Saturday/Sunday
  • Transportation to activities will be provided, though if you’re willing to drive your own car, we may ask that you help with carpooling!