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International Parents

A Global Community: Fordham undergraduates come from 66 different countries in addition to 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Fordham Ram parents from around the world have found the International Parents' Leadership Council a wonderful means to connect with one another.

For more information about the International Parent Leadership Council, please contact Carroll Keating at 212-636-6567 or

Message from the IPLC Chairs

Sarma Family

Jyothi, Vikram, and Balu Sarma
International Parent Leadership Council Chair

Welcome to the world of international parents at Fordham and congratulations to your entire family. Our son, Vikram, is a rising junior at the ​Gabelli School of Business. Over the past couple of years, it has been a pleasure to see Fordham’s positive influence on him. Your student will also get the opportunity to undergo a rigorous education while living in New York City and be nurtured by caring Jesuit principles. You should be very proud of your student’s acceptance to one of the most special academic communities in the world. As the chair​s of the International Parents’ Leadership Council, we are hoping to enhance the engagement within Fordham’s international parent community. We look forward to your participation in the Council’s initiatives by serving on the Parents’ Leadership Council. Please also do let us know your thoughts and perspectives on activities of interest.

Balu and Jyothi Sarma, PAR' 19

Fordham Gives International Families a Warm Welcome

International Parents Reception

2017 International Parents Event