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November 17, 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the uncertainty many are feeling in the wake of the Presidential election and the President-elect’s immigration-related campaign statements.  While we fully appreciate these concerns, current laws and regulations will continue, certainly into the next year, at least.  We expect to learn more about the intentions of the next Administration in the coming weeks. HIO will remain in close contact with Harvard’s Office of Federal Relations, as well as our various professional organizations (NAFSA, AILA, CFGI) and Harvard will continue to articulate the importance of international scholarly exchange and the valuable contribution to the U. S. that international students and scholars make.  We will be sending ...

October 17, 2016

The HIO is located in the Smith Campus Center which is currently undergoing extensive construction and renovation.  The entrance to the Smith Campus Center is located on Massachusetts Avenue and will be marked to indicate where you should enter the building.  Have your passport available to check in with the building security personnel before you head up to HIO on the 8th floor.  ...

April 30, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ( ...

Personal Stories

The student body here is without a doubt the best part of Harvard and a huge factor in how much I’ve learned.

Joel BatemanNew ZealandHarvard College

...it has been really easy to make friends and I’ve met great people during my time here.

Raphael SchroeterSwitzerlandGSAS2014

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