What's New

January 4, 2019

The current partial U.S. government shutdown has the following impacts:

• U.S. consular functions are operating, but if the shutdown is prolonged, visa processing could be limited.
• U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS ...

December 6, 2018

As you get ready to leave for winter break please check to make sure that the traavel signature on your Form I-20 or DS-2019 will be less than 12 months old at the time of your reentry to the U.S. If you need an updated travel signature, please stop by the HIO to obtain one before you leave campus. For more ...

October 3, 2018

Each year the U.S. Department of State announces the countries eligible to apply for the Diversity Visa (green card) lottery. Information about this year's lottery (DV 2020) can be found here. For DV–2020, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China ( ...

Personal Stories

I would say just relax and explore everything with curiosity; make new friends, listen to their stories, and tell your stories; manage time well, make plans, and balance work and rest; and just be open, confident, and happy.

Lu Kou - China - GSAS

I was lucky enough to attend a reception at the beautiful Harvard Museum of Natural History. The galleries had been outfitted with food and drink and music and many students from countries all over the world were mingling. I was so surprised! I had never seen a party with food and music hosted in a museum.

Zhongchi Li - China - Harvard Medical School

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year