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The Department of State consular systems have been experiencing technical difficulties since a software update on July 20th.  The problem is world-wide and not specific to any particular country or visa category.  As a result, this has prevented U.S. embassies and consulates from issuing passports, visas, and other official documents in a timely manner.
The Department of State is working diligently in investigating the cause of the performance issues and to restore full functionality to the global database.
Please refer to http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html for regular updates on the status of visa issuance and an FAQ on the situation.

To accommodate the large influx of students, scholars and their dependents in January and from June through mid-September, group orientation sessions called "Getting Started" and "Spouse/Partner Orientation" are held instead of individually scheduled ones...

You must register at the HIO soon after your arrival at Harvard. Please take your passport and visa document (Form I-20, Form DS-2019 or Form I-797) for registration at the HIO...

Personal Stories

I feel like I make new friends almost every day here at Harvard. One of the things I love most about Harvard is the people I’ve met here.

Richard SalibaLebanonCollege2015

It is always interesting when you realize how 'international' Boston is.

Danstan BagendaUgandaSchool of Public Health

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year