What's New

July 30, 2015

In order to accommodate immigration registration at the beginning of the academic year, the HIO will be open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, from August 17th to September 2nd. Students and scholars are encouraged to stop by to register and to ask immigration and settling-in related questions. The HIO will resume its regular office hours (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Thursday, September 3rd. All University offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. ...

July 16, 2015

All Forms I-20 printed on or after June 29, 2015 will look different from your current Form I-20 due to the redesign of the Form by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).  All Forms I-20 issued before June 29, 2015, are valid until July 01, 2016.  We will provide you with the redesigned Form I-20 during the fall semester.  In the meantime, if you wish to apply for a Social Security Number, ...

June 16, 2015

As you prepare to come to Harvard, we encourage you to review our guides for new students and scholars to make sure that you will have all the required immigration documents with you for entry to the U.S. We look forward to meeting all of you when you register with us. ...

Personal Stories

Boston, as a city of immigrants, shares the same values and outlook as my Greek birthplace. Strolling along the Charles River or enjoying the sea breeze at the Boston harbor transports me back home.

Eurydice GeorganteliGreeceGSAS

Harvard is truly a transforming place. Since coming to Harvard, I have experienced tremendous growth and maturity in my academic, professional, and social life.

Frank BliboGhanaGSAS

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International population over time

International population this year