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August 30, 2016

For those students who will be working on campus and therefore eligible to apply for a Social Security Number, representatives from the Social Security Administration will come to campus this Fall to process Social Security Number applications.

When: Thursday, September 15th &  Wednesday, September 21st - both sessions will be from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Harvard International Office, Suite 864, Smith Campus Center

Be sure to bring the original and a photocopy of your passport, ...

August 4, 2016

The staff of the HIO looks forward to welcoming you to Harvard.  We hope that by now you have obtained your visa and are making your final arrangements to move to the Boston area. 

Here are some suggestions to help you with your arrival in the U.S. and Harvard:
• You must carry your visa document (Form I-20 or ...

August 3, 2016

The HIO is located in the Smith Campus Center which is currently undergoing extensive construction and renovation.  The entrance to the Smith Campus Center is located on Massachusetts Avenue and will be marked to indicate where you should enter the building.  Have your passport available to check in with the building security personnel before you head up to HIO on the 8th floor.  If you have the option of registering at your school or using the HIO Student Portal, it may be more convenient than coming to the HIO office. ...

Personal Stories

I met an incredible and very diverse group of people, from all over the world who taught me so many things at so many levels.  So I think in that sense, coming to Harvard makes you a truly global citizen

Mariano Gomez LuqueArgentinaGraduate School of Design

The student body here is without a doubt the best part of Harvard and a huge factor in how much I’ve learned.

Joel BatemanNew ZealandHarvard College

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International population over time

International population this year