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March 18, 2019

If you plan to work in the U.S. after graduation or take a paid internship in the U.S. this summe , it is time to apply for OPT. You do not need a job offer to apply for OPT.  Click here to start the process of applying for OPT.

There are three steps in an OPT application:

1. Completing forms and putting an application packet together
2. Submitting the packet to the HIO to obtain OPT ...

March 8, 2019

Before going on spring break, you must check that you have the required documents for your return to the U.S. For information on required documentation and the length of validity for travel signatures, click here. If you need an updated travel signature, come to  the HIO with your I-20 or DS-2019 and passport 9:00-3:00 Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, and 11:00-5:00 Tue. No appointment is needed for a travel signture.  Some HIO advisors have regularly scheduled office hours at HSPH, HBS, BIDMC, and HMS.

March 7, 2019

As an international student, researcher, or faculty member at Harvard, it is important that you are aware of your U.S. income tax obligations.  If you were present in the U.S. during any part of 2018 , there is at least one tax form (IRS Form 8843) you must file with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you were not in the U.S. at all during 2018, you do not need to complete any tax forms this year.  Please review our ...

Personal Stories

I have met amazing people that make feel like at home. It is surprising to meet new people of different nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures that share similar experiences and ambitions than mine. That helps me to get along easily with them.

Eduardo Peláez - Peru - Graduate School of Design

I feel like there is a lot to learn and imbibe from people due to the vast diversity in the background, culture and personalities and also because the international folklore is quite large.  Hence, every other person I meet on campus has an amazing story to tell and an interesting background to share.

Sukanya Punthambaker - India - Harvard Medical School

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year