What's New

June 27, 2024

Are you a Harvard international student or scholar staying in the Boston area this summer? Check out the Outings & Innings website to find reduced-price tickets available to the Harvard community for local museums, movies, plays, sports, concerts, and other family-friendly events. (Harvard Key login is required.) We wish you a great summer!

June 27, 2024

We encourage all incoming Harvard international students and scholars to attend the HIO “Getting Started – Part 1” Orientation on Zoom. We will cover a wide range of topics to help you prepare for your program at Harvard. We also offer a monthly Zoom orientation for spouses and partners. Advance registration is not required; you can find the schedule for all orientations and the Zoom meeting link here.

May 30, 2024

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

You can revisit this year's Commencement activities here.

Personal Stories

Try to be open-minded and open to new experiences and trying new things: some you might like, some you might not. See your time here as not only for the main priority of doing well and getting your degree but use it also as an opportunity to educate yourself and grow more socially and culturally.

Pheona Williams - Jamaica - Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Be your authentic self. Do not feel pressured to ‘act American’ or adopt a mode of life that you are not used to, or comfortable with. People value authenticity and it is what sets you apart from scores of other students on campus.

Asmer Asrar Safi - Pakistan - Harvard College

Represented at Harvard this year

International population over time

International population this year