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May 16, 2024

The HIO congratulates the Harvard Class of 2024 on their Commencement! Best wishes in your future endeavors!

You can find more information about this year's Commencement activities here.

May 8, 2024

The HIO will be expanding virtual advising services specifically for the Spring 2024 STEM OPT extension application season.
An HIO advisor will be available to answer general questions about the STEM OPT application process on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3pm to 4pm beginning on ...

May 8, 2024

If you are planning on traveling internationally over the summer, please check to ensure that you have all required immigration documents necessary to re-enter the U.S. 

If you need a travel signature on your Form I-20 or DS-2019, please review the applicable instructions below.

  • F-1 students or J-1 students and scholars may request a travel signature to be sent via email by completing the Travel Signature Request Form.
  • You may also:
    • Visit the HIO for a travel signature during our walk in travel signature hours, which take place Monday - Friday from 12pm - 2pm on the 8th floor of the Smith Campus Center.
    • The HIO also hosts travel signature hours in the Longwood area for students, student interns, and scholars. An HIO Advisor will be available every other Wednesday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Gordon 006 (at the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows - see map). The full schedule may be found here.

For more information on contacting the HIO, please see Contact Us.

Personal Stories

The prospects of learning in a diverse community of practice and having an opportunity to learn from professors whose work I have been following for a long time attracted me to Harvard.

Rigzen Wangmo - India - Harvard Graduate School of Education

The people here are the best part about Harvard. Never be afraid to be vulnerable, ask questions, and learn from others. You will learn more from late night chats or asking mentors than you ever will from Google or your classes.

Matthew Andrews - South Africa - Harvard College

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year