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September 5, 2018

As of September 10, 2018, the HIO will have a new schedule of walk-in advising hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tuesday:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please stop by to chat with an Advisor on Call for quick questions or travel signatures. ...

August 28, 2018

Welcome to Harvard! Please click here to read the welcome message from the Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh. ...

March 1, 2017

The HIO has established an emergency telephone number to assist international students and scholars who encounter problems when attempting to enter the U.S. This emergency number (857-302-3772) should only be used for immigration and visa related emergencies that require an immediate response when university offices are closed. This may include requests for clarifying an individual's ...

Personal Stories

The teaching teams in Harvard are wonderful. They are knowledgeable and helpful. The hierarchical barriers don’t exist between you and your professors. If you would like to learn more, take as many office hours as possible.

Bao Le - Vietnam - Harvard Medical School

I was attracted to Harvard for its excellent and broad scientific environment. Specifically, in my case Harvard offered a very unique opportunity allowing me (a theoretical physicist) to work very closely with experimentalists; this is a new and refreshing experience for me.

Martin Schuetz - Germany - GSAS

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International population over time

International population this year